Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Pittsburgh Premiere of Woman on Fire

August 25, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Pittsburgh Premiere of Woman on Fire

There is currently a waitlist for tickets to the Pittsburgh Premiere of Woman on Fire.  Join the waitlist here.  You will be contacted via email if tickets become available.

Join us for the Pittsburgh premiere of Woman on Fire, a full-length documentary by Pittsburgh-based filmmaker and University of Pittsburgh alum, Julie Sokolow.

The Pittsburgh premiere includes a screening of the film, a talk back with the documentary's star Brooke Guinan and her partner Jim Baker, and a post-film party with light refreshments and a cash bar.

Presented in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Honors College.  Questions can be directed to

About Woman on Fire
This portrait of courage under fire celebrates NYC’s first openly transgender firefighter.

For Brooke Guinan, fighting fires runs in her blood – both her father and grandfather served in the FDNY. But as a transgender woman, her path to service has not been without obstacles. Transitioning from male to female in what is still an overwhelmingly macho profession proves a challenge for her coworkers and her family, while her boyfriend reckons with the impact of Brooke’s newly public profile on his parents.

Director: Julie Sokolow
Producer: Danny Yourd
Cinematographer: John Pope, Julie Sokolow, Danny Yourd
Production company: ANIMAL

About Director Julie Sokolow
Julie Sokolow’s films have appeared at the New York Times, TIME, and Huffington Post. She is the creator of the Healthy Artists documentary series, which profiles over forty uninsured artists who struggle to afford health care. Her feature film directorial debut Aspie Seeks Love won Best Documentary at the 2015 Cinequest Film Festival and gained acclaim in Vice, Filmmaker Magazine, and Salon. She is also a musician whose work has been praised by Pitchfork, Wire, and the Wasington Post. Woman on Fire is her second feature film.

Learn more here.

Location and Address

Carnegie Museum of Art Theater

4400 Forbes Avenue 
Pittsburgh, PA 15213