Film Screening: The Light in the Forest

Sunday, December 30, 2018
Fort Pitt Museum
Included with Fort Pitt Museum admission

Add to Calendar12/30/2018 12:00 PM12/30/2018 04:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkFilm Screening: The Light in the ForestWeekends in December, the Fort Pitt Museum will screen “The Light in the Forest,” a film based on the 1953 novel by Conrad Richter. Show times: Noon and 2 p.m.Fort Pitt MuseumFort Pitt MuseumfalseMM/DD/YYYY

Based on the 1953 novel by Conrad Richter, “The Light in the Forest” follows the struggles of Johnny Butler, also known as True Son amongst his Delaware Indian family, as he readjusts to living with his biological family and their neighbors following the French & Indian War and Pontiac’s Rebellion.

The fictional character of Johnny Butler represents one of thousands captured and adopted by American Indians during the 18th century.

To learn more about the ceremony and tradition of captivity, please visit Captured by Indians, which includes information, photographs, and captivity narratives used to create the Fort Pitt Museum’s past exhibit on Indian captivity.

Show times: Noon and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in December, plus Dec. 24, 26, and 31.

“The Light in the Forest” is 83 min. long and is unrated. It contains some scenes of violence.


Screenings of “The Light in the Forest” are included with Fort Pitt Museum admission. Reservations are not required.

For more information, please contact Kathleen Lugarich at or 412-454-6418.