Film premiere: The Rock

Feb 23, 2019 126

BY: Melissa Marinaro

Thursday, March 7 | 7 - 9 p.m. 5th floor Mueller Center, Heinz History Center - 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Free and open to the public. Join the History Center for the premiere of "The Rock," a documentary about the life and legacy of Therese Rocco, one of America's first female assistant police chiefs and the first in Pittsburgh.

Tracing Rocco's beginnings in law enforcement at age 19 to her ascent to leadership in the Pittsburgh Police Department, "The Rock" explores how she broke the glass ceiling for women on the police force and navigated her way through discrimination in a male-dominated field. Following the screening of the 50-minute documentary, Rocco will share intimate stories about her life, her work as an investigator, and how she continues to contribute to law enforcement and missing persons investigations in Pittsburgh.

Rocco will also sign copies of her recently released book, "Therese Rocco: A Memoir," following the program. Copies will be available for pre-purchase or in person the night of the program.
This program is free and open to the public, but advance registration is encouraged. Attendees may also pre-purchase copies of "Therese Rocco: A Memoir" and avoid the line the night of the program.

Please register online. For more information, please contact Sam Moore at sjmoore@heinzhistorycenter.org or 412-454-6373.

SOURCE: Senator John Heinz History Center

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