FREE Screening of “My Tale Of Two Cities”, a Film Inspiring Love for Your Community, Coming to The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center March 23

“A movie that is timely, moving and – above all – entertaining. A funny self-help guide for cities looking at their future”
Mitch Teich – Milwaukee Public Radio

“A delightful, quirky, heartwarming film that is as funny as it is revealing…”

— Don Roy King, director, “Saturday Night Live”

Event is Free!
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (MARCH 2010) — On March 23rd, the Capitol Hill Business Improvement District (BID) will share a story of urban transformation – and the impact individuals can have in revitalizing their communities. The first of its kind event at the new U.S. Capitol Visitor Center will feature a special screening of a movie, My Tale of Two Cities, a funny and heartfelt tale of one city’s inspiring comeback as told through a personal journey about coming home again and coming to terms with our pasts in order to redefine who we are. The free screening is preceded by a reception beginning at 6:00 p.m., with the film beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Following the film Newsweek’s Howard Fineman will lead a prestigious panel of community and business leaders including the film’s writer/director, Carl Kurlander; Congressman Mike Doyle (D-PA); Washington D.C. Economic Development Partnership’s Executive Director, Steve Moore; and Franco Harris, Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Steeler, Philanthropist and Businessman, who will discuss the revitalization of cities and challenges faced by communities across the nation.

Capitol Hill BID president, Patty Brosmer, believes “My Tale of Two Cities’ theme of ‘loving the city you live in’ is a story not only Pittsburgh and DC share, but one every city across the country can find inspiration from.”

“This film highlights the challenges that Pittsburgh, like many of our older cities, has faced and overcome in revitalizing itself and adapting to changes taking place in the world around it,” says Congressman Doyle who hopes this screening will call attention to city renaissance issues, such as those addressed by The Community Regeneration, Sustainability and Innovation Act, H.R. 932, a bill aimed at providing $350 million towards 30 cities that face similar urban challenges as Pittsburgh.

The event is presented in partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce.

The event is free but seating is limited, to reserve your seat(s) email Jamie Silverman your contact information and number of tickets needed at

Contact Patty Brosmer or Nina Liggett at the Capitol Hill BID for more information about the event at 202-842-3333.

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