Silk Screen Launch Party at Maggie’s Rum Farm Distillery

Silk Screen Launch Party at Maggie’s Rum Farm Distillery

Silk Screen Film Festival Launch Party
at
Maggie’s Farm Rum Distillery

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Join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Silk Screen Film Festival!

Where: Maggie’s Farm
3212A Smallman Street, Strip District
When: Tuesday June 9th, 6:30PM—9:30PM
Tickets: $25 advance / $30 door

The 10th annual film festival is right around the corner and what better way to get ready for the festivities than with a sneak peek at some of this year’s films and some of the most delicious cocktails in Pittsburgh?

Answer: Stop wracking your brain; there is nothing better.

Join Silk Screen and Maggie’s Farm for a launch party that promises exciting peeks at some of the films lined up for the 2015 festival, light fare from local restaurants, and a raffle in which you are automatically entered to win a bottle of Maggie’s rum! There will be a cash bar with Maggie’s signature specialty cocktails, a restaurant gift card raffle and the opportunity to purchase select film festival tickets in advance!

Tickets are limited – Click here to buy yours.

 

Afro Asian Music Ensemble – April 23rd

AFRO-ASIAN MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Thursday April 23   7:30 pm   $16 advance/$20 door   All-ages

First Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood Ave., Shadyside

Playing the music of Chinese-American jazz composer Fred Ho

Tickets on sale at Acoustic Music Works (Squirrel Hill), Caliban Books (Oakland), Dave’s Music Mine (South Side) and Sound Cat Records (Bloomfield).

The Afro Asian Music Ensemble is the product of over three decades of Fred Ho’s revolutionary and multicultural musical and theatrical productions. Consisting of Royal Hartigan (drums), Masaru Koga (alto sax), and Ben Barson (who wields Fred Ho’s own Mark VI Baritone Sax), and other notable alumni from Fred Ho’s bands including Wes Brown (bass) and David Bhindman (Tenor Sax), the ensemble represents the core of Fred’s compositional legacy. Fred wrote for this 6 piece ensemble for the majority of his career, combining groovy mixed meters bass lines with Chinese percussion, Korean operatic tuning systems, and infectious funk — all set to agitprop titles with uplifting references to the people’s struggle for liberation and dignity!

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 Spring 2015 positions:

      Marketing Intern

 

      Marketing & Promotions Intern

 

    Film Programming Intern

Head over to our Intern Listing page to apply.

2014 RAGS Audience Award Winner Announced

2014 RAGS Audience Award Winner Announced

The 2014 Silk Screen Film Festival, held April 25th- May 4th, featured 25 full length films from all over Asia and the Middle East, as well as two shorts. The festival shares Asian culture with Pittsburgh each year with its diverse line-up which includes a strong Indian presence, Japanese samurai epics, enlightening documentaries, and the horror thrillers South Korea has become known for. Also represented were Taiwan, the Philippines, Iran, Sri Lanka, China, and a host of other nations. There were 47 showings at 4 locations across the city. Once again viewers had a chance to vote on their favorites through the RAGS Foundation People’s Choice Award. All films (except opening, closing, and shorts) were eligible to win the award.

Silk Screen is proud to announce the winner of the

RAGS Foundation People’s Choice Award

for the 2014 Silk Screen Film Festival:

JADOO

(UK/India)

Director: Amit Gupta

Cast: Amara Karan, Tom Mison, Harish Patel, Paul Bazley, Ray Panthaki, Kulvinder Ghir, and featuring Madhur Jaffrey

Shalini, (Amara Karan) a successful lawyer living in London, has just accepted her boyfriend’s (Tom Mison, of TV’s Sleepy Hollow) proposal. While her fiancé is excited about meeting his future father-in-law, Shalini worries about something else. She’s uncertain if her father is ready to accept this cross-cultural relationship. However, the larger, looming issue is the long-standing rivalry between her father and uncle. Shalini cannot be sure if her fiancé is ready to accept her family, either.

The feud between her father and uncle started more than 20 years ago. The two brothers had a fierce dispute over an heirloom family cookbook. Following an extremely heated exchange, they have not spoken since. Their solution has been to stoke the rivalry over the decades by establishing competing curry houses across the street in Leicester’s little India.

Shalini travels home from London to inform her family about the wedding. Her biggest wish is to reunite her father and uncle and persuade them to cater together at her wedding. Like an entrée course needs an appetizer, the two brothers can’t cook the perfect wedding banquet without each other. Persuading her father and uncle seems impossible. But the competition of an upcoming culinary contest is irresistible to the feuding siblings- and provides Shalini the perfect opportunity to mend fences. This inventive comedy boats heartwarming conversations, and most ravishingly…. scrumptious food! View the trailer HERE.

Honorable Mention goes to Hank and Asha from the United States and Touch of the Light from Taiwan, which both received very high scores from the audience. Hank and Asha is playing in theaters now across the country, so if you missed it at Silk Screen, check it out: http://www.hankandasha.com. Best of luck to all of our filmmakers and thank you all for being a part of Silk Screen 2014!