Rust Belt Renegades 7-9 PM IN THE STUDIO FRIDAY

April 28, 2023 7:00 PM–April 29, 2023 8:00 PM

See location information in description below

Rebecca Shapass, Inbar Hagai, Peggy Ahwesh, Steven Haines

Rust Belt Renegades :: Peggy Ahwesh Screening + Q&A // Rebecca Shapass & Inbar Hagai, 04/28/2023 from STUDIO for Creative Inquiry on Vimeo.

Rust Belt Renegades :: Panel Q&A // Rebecca Shapass & Inbar Hagai, 04/29/2023 from STUDIO for Creative Inquiry on Vimeo.


Touchstone Cinema presents a two-part program highlighting moving image artists working in and coming out of a movement of DIY and punk-aesthetics core to Pittsburgh Filmmakers throughout the 1970s-80s.

Friday, April 28th 7 PM – 9 PM

4919 Frew St

Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry

CMU College of Fine Arts, Rm 111

We will welcome filmmaker and artist Peggy Ahwesh for a screening and artist talk about her work. Ahwesh was a programmer at Pittsburgh Filmmakers in the early 1980s and was central to the formation of the aesthetic movements of that time. Peggy’s talk will span her 40-year career as we screen and discuss works from the 1990s- today.


Saturday, April 29th 6:30 PM – 8:00PM

Melwood Screening Room

477 Melwood Ave

A collaboration between Touchstone Cinema and Pittsburgh Sound + Image, this screening and panel discussion will feature punk-aesthetic films made by women working at Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ in the 70s-80s. The program will include films by Peggy Ahwesh, Natalka Voslakov, Christiane Dolores, Elizabeth Nada Seamans, and Stephanie Beroes.


This event was made possible with generous support from the 2022-2023 Sylvia and David Steiner Speaker Series at the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and the Carnegie Mellon University School of Art.