That's a wrap for Silk Screen Film Fest


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The ninth annual Silk Screen Film Festival continues through Sunday, closing with the Japanese feature "Mourning Recipe."

The showcase of Asian films and filmmakers with origins in Asian cultures is based at: Regent Square Theater (RS), 1035 S. Braddock Ave.; Pittsburgh Filmmakers' Melwood Screening Room ((MSR) and Classroom, 477 Melwood Ave.; Carnegie Museum of Natural History Earth Theater, 4400 Forbes Ave. (use portal entry, rear of museum); and Waterworks Cinemas.

Tickets, $10 or $5 for students, available at the box office before screenings. Closing night, $15. See www.silkscreenfestival.org for details.

TODAY

1:30 p.m.: "Touch of the Light" (Taiwan) -- Drama based on blind Taiwanese piano prodigy Huang Yu-Siang, who portrays himself. Paired with short, "Cheong." Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

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

6:30 p.m.: "Red Obsession" (Australia) -- Russell Crowe narrates a documentary exploring the obsession with Bordeaux by a booming and voracious Chinese wine market. MSR.

7 p.m.: "Zinda Bhaag" (Pakistan) -- Oscar submission for 2013 foreign language film about three friends in Lahore trying to escape from their everyday lives and looking westward for something more than mere existence. RS.

7 p.m.: "Jadoo" (UK/India) -- Estranged brothers and rival restaurateurs are asked to prepare a wedding banquet, together, in this comedy. Waterworks.

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

9:30 p.m.: "Sake-Bomb" (USA/Japan) -- A sarcastic and self-deprecating Asian-American must take his naive Japanese cousin on a road trip along the California coast to find his ex-girlfriend. RS.

FRIDAY

2 p.m.: "Things Left Behind" (USA/Japan/Canada) -- Linda Hoaglund explores the transformative power of the first major international art exhibition devoted to the atomic bomb. Carnegie Museum.

6:30 p.m.: "Beyond All Boundaries" (India) -- Audience favorite, about three cricket players from poor backgrounds, at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles. Paired with short, "Kush." MSR.

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

9:30 p.m.: "Why Don't You Play in Hell?" (Japan) -- An eager but untalented group of wannabe filmmakers discover they may be able to shoot a classic battle between yakuzas. RS.

9:30 p.m.: "Confession of Murder" (South Korea) -- A young man emerges from nowhere and publishes a biography in which he admits to killing 10 women. MSR.

SATURDAY

2 p.m.: "Things Left Behind." Carnegie.

2 p.m.: "Norte, The End of History" (Philippines) -- With a running time of 250 minutes, this story of a man wrongly jailed for murder while the real killer roams free is a loose, partial adaptation of "Crime and Punishment." MSR.

2 p.m.: "Zinda Bhaag." RS.

4:30 p.m.: "Ankhon Dekhi" (India) -- A 55-year-old in old Delhi vows to believe only what he sees with his own eyes and experiences in his own life. RS.

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

7:30 p.m.: "Hank & Asha" (USA) -- Romantic comedy about an Indian woman studying in Prague and a lonely New Yorker who begin an unconventional video correspondence and must decide if they should meet. MSR.

9:30 p.m.: "Why Don't You Play in Hell?" MSR.

9:30 p.m.: "Sake-Bomb." RS.

SUNDAY

2 p.m.: "Red Obsession." MSR.

2 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.

3 p.m.: "The Haumana" (USA) -- Teenage boys begin a journey of self-discovery through their mastery of the hula dance. Carnegie Museum.

5 p.m.: "Mourning Recipe" (Japan) -- A deeply depressed widower and his daughter, whose marriage is failing, are given a "recipe book" for a happy life from their late loved one in this family drama. RS.


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