Silk Screen and Three Rivers Film Festival Continue Programming Partnership
10/27/2010 Filed under Press Releases
Pittsburgh, PA- Silk Screen: Asian Arts & Cultural Organization will be continuing its three year long programming partnership with 3 Rivers Film Festival, an annual showcase of international and local films. Silk Screen will co-present two Asian films: “Poetry”and “A Tale of Two Sisters”.
The 29th annual 3 Rivers Film Festival will be held November 5 -20 at Pittsburgh Filmmakers Theaters. Andrew Swensen, director of 3 Rivers Film Festival, is a member of Silk Screen’s advisory board.
“Poetry” spins the masterful tale of Mija, a woman struggling to raise her teenage grandson while battling the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and the conflicts of a male dominated world. South Korean director Lee Chang-Dong’s,“Poetry”, was winner of Best Screenplay at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. This dramatic account of resistance and strength will be featured for two screenings at the Harris Theatre.
2010 marks the first annual Silk SCREAM Asian Horror film event. Pittsburgh has a long history in the Horror film industry, however Asian Horror screenings are new to the region. Silk Screen launched this program October 28 in partnership with Chatham University. This chilling event featured renowned South Korean director, Kim Ji-woon’s, “A Tale of Two Sisters”, the highest grossing Korean horror film and is the first of its kind to be released in American theaters. Considered to be one of the best and scariest Asian horror movies of all time, everyone is encouraged to experience this spine tingling cinematic event on the big screen…if they dare…
Two additional screenings will run during 3 Rivers Film Festival.
“A Tale of Two Sisters” – Friday November 12, 9:30 & Saturday November 13, 10:00 at Melwood
Screening Room, Oakland
“Poetry” - Thursday, November 18, 7:30 and Saturday November 20, 4:00 at Harris Theater, Downtown
For more details:
Silk Screen is a 501C3 arts and culture organization, whose mission is to promote diversity and cross-cultural understanding of Asia through the arts. Silk Screen was founded by Harish Saluja, an artist, engineer, and the host of WDUQ’s program “Music From India”.
For more information:
Silk Screen: 724-969-2565