“I Am” to Open the Sixth Asian Film Festival
3/23/2011 Filed under Press Releases
For Immediate Release March 20, 2011
Pittsburgh, PA - Silk Screen: Asian Arts and Cultural Organization will open its sixth annual Asian American Film Festival with a screening of “I Am” on Friday, May 6. The film will be followed by the Opening Night Gala, which will be attended by Sri Lankan Ambassador, His Excellency Jaliya Wickramasuriya.
Critically acclaimed “I Am”, from director and producer Onir, is a powerful account of four people struggling to repair their broken lives. The four-piece film intertwines the tales of Abhimanyu, Omar, Afia, and Megha as they face prejudice and discrimination within modern Indian society while never losing sight of their dreams. “I Am” is in Hindi with English subtitles.
The Gala will feature attendees in ethnic dress, performances by Pittsburgh’s premiere Asian entertainers, and exotic dishes from Japan, China, Korea, India, and more. “I Am” will begin at 7pm at The Harris Theater and the Gala at the Omni William Penn Hotel at 8pm.
Tickets for the film are $15 before May 1 and $20 at the door. Gala tickets are $85 until April 20, $100 April 21- May 1, and $125 after May 1 and at the door.
Tickets and festival passes can be purchased online at: www.silkscreenfestival.org
Silk Screen will present around 20 films with 40 screenings from various nations, from Turkey to Japan. The festival will run May 6-15 at four venues: The Harris Theater, the Melwood Screening Room, Regent Square Theater, and The Warhol Museum. Silk Screen is a 501-C-3 arts and culture organization, whose mission is to promote diversity and cross-cultural understanding of Asia through the arts.
For questions or more information contact: 724-969-2565 or firstname.lastname@example.org