Any real Pittsburgher can attest to the beauty and the beast of winters in Pittsburgh. One film captures the things we love the most about the wintery warmth of the Steel City. “Love the Coopers”, which was filmed in Pittsburgh last year, is about a family’s chaotic journey to enjoy Christmas Eve together.
It wasn’t the typical Pittsburgh elements like icy bridges, construction, and unnecessary traffic approaching the Squirrel Hill tunnels that kept this family divided during the holidays. It was pain, hurt, jealousy, pride, and loneliness that made Christmas Eve dinner intolerable.
Last week, I sat down with Director Jessie Nelson. She’s most notably known for the creations of “Corrina, Corrina” (1994) — one of my favorite childhood movies– and “I Am Sam (2001).