Moon Festival Success!

Moon Festival Success!

Thank you to all who attended our Moon Festival celebration at Wigle Whiskey!

Everyone enjoyed craft cocktails from our friends at Wigle along with sushi, snacks and traditional Chinese music. It was a successful fundraiser for Silk Screen! We appreciate your support.

Be Our Next Intern!

Be Our Next Intern!

We’re looking for interns! Silk Screen needs the following for Fall 2014 positions:

    Marketing Intern
    Marketing & Promotions Intern
    Film Programming Intern

Head over to our Intern Listing page to apply.

2014 Gala Photos

2014 Gala Photos

Did you attend our opening Gala this year?

Check out these great photos from our photographers:

Katy Dax – Silk Screen 2014 Photos – Shutterfly

Jessica Van Natten – 2014 Silk Screen Gala – Flickr


Day of Giving

Day of Giving

If you attend one of our 2014 Film Festival screenings, you’ll hear about Pittsburgh’s Day of Giving!

This is a terrific opportunity to support local non-profits with matched donations. For one day, any donation given through the Day of Giving website will receive a matched donation (up to $1000).

The 2014 Day of Giving will run from 6:00 a.m. until 12:00 a.m. (Midnight.) on Tuesday, May 4th. This is an 18-hour event. Give on this day to make your gift to Silk Screen count that much more!

 

Visit www.pittsburghgives.org to learn more!

Silk Screen Interviewed by ‘Burgh Vivant

‘Burgh Vivant recently sat down with Silk Screen Founder & Festival Director Harish Saluja to discuss the 2014 Silk Screen Film Festival.

Click over to www.burghvivant.com to listen to the uncut audio of the interview and follow BV’s podcast!vivant

Festival Spotlight: Comcast Newsmakers

2014 Opening Film Announced! Academy Award Nominated Omar

Our selection committee has chosen the opening film for the 2014 Silk Screen Film Festival: Omar, one of 2014’s Academy Award Nominated Films for Best Foreign Film!

Watch the trailer and stay tuned for ticket information!

Omar is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his secret love Nadia. But occupied Palestine knows neither simple love nor clear-cut war. On the other side of the wall, the sensitive young baker Omar becomes a freedom fighter who must face painful choices about life and manhood. When Omar is captured after a deadly act of resistance, he falls into a cat-and-mouse game with the military police. Suspicion and betrayal jeopardize his longtime trust with accomplices and childhood friends Amjad and Tarek, Nadia’s militant brother. Omar’s feelings quickly become as torn apart as the Palestinian landscape. But it’s soon evident that everything he does is for his love of Nadia.

Silk Sound Track – Throb

Silk Sound Track – Throb

Listen to Throb by Silk Sound.

See them in concert Feb 28th! Get your tickets.

Silk Sound Featured on 90.5 WESA

Silk Sound Featured on 90.5 WESA

Read & listen here.

He said that for years there have been attempts to fuse Asian music and jazz, and “most of it has been forgettable.” As an Indian native who enjoys jazz and has wanted to bring these two cultures together for years, Saluja built this project from the foundation of Samir Chatterjee and Mimi Jong, who play the tabla (an Indian percussion instrument) and the erhu (a two-string Chinese bowed instrument), respectively.

Pittsburgh jazz artists Ben Opie, Chris Parker, Jeff Berman and Matt Booth were added, and rehearsals began.

“We’ve really workshopped this band,” said Opie, a saxophonist. “There’s been an extended time devoted to rehearsals.”

Saluja was concerned at first because the initial efforts sounded to him to be just Asian music played on Western instruments.

“Now when I listen to it I cry, I get emotional” he said.

Silk Sound on Comcast Newsmakers – Mimi Jong

Silk Sound on Comcast Newsmakers – Mimi Jong

See our own Mimi Jong discuss Silk Sound, Silk Screen & more on Comcast Newsmakers.