Silk Screen 2012 Festival Opening Night – Press Release

Pittsburgh, PA – March 22, 2012 – The Silk Screen Asian Arts and Culture Organization will open its seventh annual Asian American film festival with a screening of “The Lady” on Friday, May 11th at 7:00pm at the Harris Theater. The film will be followed by the Opening Night Gala, held at the Rivers Club in Oxford Center from 8:00 pm until midnight.

“The Lady,” from director Luc Benson, is an inspirational biopic of Burma’s courageous and elegant pro-democracy activist, Aung San Suu Kyi. The film follows her dynamic journey as she rises to iconic national status, spends over a decade under house arrest, and becomes the first woman in Asia to win the Nobel Peace Prize. “The Lady” is in English and Burmese with English subtitles.

The Gala will feature attendees in ethnic dress, exotic Asian dishes, and exciting performances by Pittsburgh’s premiere entertainers, including Chris Young and the Steel Dragon Lion Dance team and DJ Carla Leiniger of Global Beats.

Tickets for the Opening Night Film and the Gala will be sold for $85 in advance, $100 from April 15th to May 1st, and $125 after May 1st and at the door. This year’s 7th annual festival will run May 11th-20th at four venues: The Harris Theater, the Melwood Screening Room, Regent Square Theater, and The Warhol Museum. Each film is $9 and $5 for students with valid I.D.’s. Attendees may also purchase a 4-flim pass for $30 or an 8-film pass for $50. Tickets for the opening night film are $15. All tickets can be purchased online, at the door, or by calling 724-969-2565.

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.

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