The Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival kicks off today and runs May 9-18, 2008 in Pittsburgh. The festival will be showcasing 25 films in multiple venues. Silk Screen will feature films made by Asians and Asian-Americans at the three Pittsburgh Filmmakers venues: The Regent Square Theater, Harris Theater, and the Melwood Screening Room.
The opening night film on May 9, 2008 is “Before The Rains” starring Nandita Das and Rahul Bose. Director Santosh Sivan will be visiting from India to present the film and conduct a Q&A. The Special Presentation includes four Nikkatsu Action films: The Warped Ones, Glass Johnny: Looks Like a Beast, A Colt is My Passport, and Plains Wanderer. Other films screening at the festival include Dark Matter, Never Forever, The Home Song Stories, Santa Mesa, Ping Pong Playa, and Option 3. Check the Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival for full festival schedule.
Watch the trailer for the Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival:
Festival Director Harish Saluja speaking about the Silk Screen: Asian American Film Festival: