Silk Screen Festival schedule

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No need to worry about multitasking as the 2014 Silk Screen Film Festival opens. The event will launch with a gala Friday from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the Rivers Club, Downtown, and start the movies on Saturday.

Tickets for the gala: $150 for entire night or $50 for entry to the gala's dance party starting at 9:30 p.m. Go to to buy tickets.

Films will be shown through May 4 at the Regent Square Theater (RS), 1035 S. Braddock Ave.; Pittsburgh Filmmakers' Melwood Screening Room (MSR) and Classroom, 477 Melwood Ave.; and Carnegie Museum of Natural History Earth Theater, 4400 Forbes Ave. (use portal entry, rear of museum).

Opening night movie, "Omar," $20. A four-ticket pack is $30 and eight tickets, $60, also at

Regular tickets, $10 or $5 for students, available at the box office before screenings. See for more details.


2 p.m.: "Jadoo" -- See review. Carnegie Museum.

4:30 p.m.: "With You, Without You" (Sri Lanka) -- Modern adaptation of Dostoevsky's short story, "The Meek One." RS.

4:30 p.m.: "Hank & Asha" (USA) -- Romantic comedy about an Indian woman studying in Prague and a lonely New Yorker. Producer Julia Morrison to appear. MSR.

7 p.m.: "Omar" (Palestine/Belgium) -- Oscar-nominated thriller about betrayal, suspected and real. Aseem Chhabra, Silk Screen's programming director, to appear. RS.

7 p.m.: "The Garden of Words" -- See review. With short, "Cheong." MSR.

9:30 p.m.: "Unforgiven" (Japan) -- Ken Watanabe plays an aging samurai in Japanese adaptation of Clint Eastwood's Oscar winner. Mr. Chhabra expected for Q&A. RS.


1 p.m.: "A Time in Quchi" -- See review. MSR.

1:30 p.m.: "Ankhon Dekhi" (India) -- A 55-year-old in old Delhi vows to believe only what he personally sees and experiences. Assistant director Mansi Jain to speak with audience after. RS.

2 p.m.: "Bonta" (China/USA) -- Animated sci-fi adventure. Carnegie Museum.

4 p.m.: "Liar's Dice" (India) -- A mother and child searching for a missing man find an unlikely ally in a free-spirited wanderer. RS.

4 p.m.: "Beyond All Boundaries" (India) -- Audience favorite from other festivals, about cricket players from poor backgrounds. With short, "Kush." MSR.

7 p.m.: "Hide and Seek" (South Korea) -- Indie horror-mystery hit. MSR.


7 p.m.: "Touch of the Light" (Taiwan) -- Drama about blind Taiwanese piano prodigy Huang Yu-Siang, who portrays himself. MSR.

7:30 p.m.: "Unforgiven." RS.

9 p.m.: "Garden of Words." With short, "Cheong." MSR.


6 p.m.: "The Haumana" (USA) -- Teenage boys begin a journey of self-discovery through hula dance. MSR.

7 p.m.: "A Respectable Family" (Iran/France) -- Director Massoud Bakhshi's semiautobiographical tale about a man haunted by the Iran-Iraq War. RS.

8:30 p.m.: "Trap Street" (China) -- Kafkaesque story of teen entangled in a web of lies, deceit and privacy issues. MSR.

9 p.m.: "Apur Panchali" (India) -- Real-life story inspired by Subir Banerjee, the child actor who played Apu in Satyajit Ray's "Pather Panchali." RS.


2 p.m.: "A Time in Quchi." Carnegie Museum.

7 p.m.: "Liar's Dice." RS.

8 p.m.: "Confession of Murder" -- See review. MSR.

9:15 p.m.: "With You, Without You." RS.

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