The eighth annual Silk Screen Film Festival enters its second and final weekend with two dozen-plus movies, select question-and-answer sessions and almost all tickets at $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Movies are being shown at four locations: Regent Square Theater, 1035 S. Braddock Ave.; Melwood Screening Room and Melwood Classroom at Pittsburgh Filmmakers' headquarters, 477 Melwood Ave. in Oakland; and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History's Earth Theater, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, accessible from a rear portal entrance.
For directions to the first three venues, go to pfm.pittsburgharts.org and scroll to the bottom of page.
Admission for the closing film "Architecture 101" will be $15. Other tickets, available at the door, are $10 or $5 for students with valid IDs.
For more information about the showcase for Asian films and filmmakers with origins in Asian cultures, see silkscreenfestival.org.
5:30 p.m.: "Cha Cha for Twins" (Taiwan) -- Identical twins find themselves forging separate paths in this comedy. Regent Square.
6 p.m.: "The Coin Bearer" (Philippines) -- Also known as "Oros," this drama is about brothers who exploit the tradition of holding "sakla" games to raise money at the wake of loved ones for funeral expenses. Q&A with executive producer J.D. Beales. Melwood.
6 p.m.: "Graceland" (USA, Philippines) -- An exploration of crime, the sex trade, political corruption of Manila and how it affects hardworking residents. Carnegie Museum of Natural History's Earth Theater.
8:30 p.m.: "Pieta" (South Korea) -- Brutal story of a debt collector who cripples those who cannot pay until he meets a woman claiming to be his mother. Winner of the Golden Lion for best film at the Venice Film Festival in 2012. Melwood.
8:45 p.m.: "Two Weddings and a Funeral" (South Korea) -- Dramedy in which two doctors, a gay man and lesbian, devise a plan to hide their homosexuality by marrying. Regent Square.
2 p.m.: "Modest Reception" (Iran) -- Two sibling-sophisticates from Tehran travel the mountainous northern countryside, maniacally pushing bags of money on locals. Regent Square
2 p.m.: "Key of Life" (Japan) -- Comedy about an out-of-work actor who steals the identity of an amnesiac stranger, unaware the man works for ornery gangsters. Melwood.
3:30 p.m.: "The Coin Bearer." Q&A with executive producer J.D. Beales. Melwood Classroom.
5 p.m.: "Chittagong" (India) -- In a little known incident in 1930s British-occupied India, a handful of untrained teens, led by a school teacher, handed the British their first military defeat. This is the story of the youngest and most unlikely participant, a frail, diffident 14-year-old. Q&A with director Bedrapata Pain. Regent Square.
5:30 p.m.: "Headshot" (Thailand/France) -- A disillusioned cop becomes a hitman who sees his world upside down, literally, after a bullet wound to the head. Melwood.
6 p.m.: "Nightmare" (China) -- Horror film. Melwood Classroom.
8 p.m.: "Foreign Letters" (USA/Israel/Vietnam) -- Based on the director's experiences and early impressions of America after coming here with her family from Israel. Melwood.
8:15 p.m.: "The Thieves" (South Korea) -- Caper that brings together Korean and Chinese cat burglars for a diamond heist in Macao. Regent Square.
8:30 p.m.: "The Sleepless" (South Korea) -- Horror movie, also known as "Two Moons," in which the veil between the living and the dead is lifted. Melwood Classroom.
12:30 p.m.: "Graceland." Earth Theater.
2 p.m.: "B.A. Pass" (India) -- See review. Regent Square.
3 p.m.: "Tatsumi" (Singapore/Japan) -- Film chronicling the life of Japanese manga artist Yoshiro Tatsumi, who pioneered a dark, harshly realistic animation style. Melwood Classroom.
3 p.m.: "Parizod" (Uzbekistan) -- When a strange woman appears from the mist along a remote mountain road, dark and mysterious events befall a nearby village. Earth Theater.
4:30 p.m.: "Kshay" (India) --Story of a childless housewife and her obsession with buying a statue of a goddess with the hope of conceiving. Regent Square.
5 p.m.: "Cairo 678" (Egypt) -- Three Cairene women from different backgrounds warily unite to combat sexual harassment, but their unconventional response provokes a dogged police hunt. Melwood.
6 p.m.: "Asura" (Japan) -- Raised by wolves and surrounded by desolation, the cannibalistic child Asura struggles between his appetite for flesh and desire for human companionship in this animated feature. Melwood Classroom.
7:30 p.m.: "Two Weddings and a Funeral." Regent Square.
8 p.m.: "Two Shadows" (Cambodia/USA) -- After a woman opens a cryptic letter from Cambodia claiming that her long-lost brother and sister are still alive, she travels to her birthplace to look for the siblings who disappeared 20 years earlier. Screens with "The Perils of Growing Up Flat-Chested," whose director, Yulin Kuang, will participate in Q&A. Melwood.
Noon: "Pune 52" (India) -- The life of a private detective undergoes a dramatic change when he takes up a case that is deeply personal and highly complex. Set against the financial upheaval of 1992. Regent Square.
12:30 p.m.: "The Guardian" (Georgia) -- An ex-convict watches over his godson to prevent him from joining the family's criminal ranks in this crime drama set in Georgia. Melwood Classroom.
12:30 p.m.: "Present Tense" (Turkey) -- A newly divorced Turkish woman, working as a fortune teller, dreams of starting over in America. Earth Theater.
2 p.m.: "Highway" (Nepal/USA) -- As if the mountain terrain wasn't challenging enough, travelers on a bus to Kathmandu must confront civil disobedience blockades on their journey. Melwood.
3 p.m.: "Valley of Saints" (India/USA) -- Earth Theater.
3 p.m.: "The Empty Home" (Kyrgyzstan) -- Uncompromising window into the lives of Central Asian women and the impossible choices they confront. Regent Square.
3 p.m.: "Pieta." Melwood Classroom.
6 p.m.: "Architecture 101" (South Korea) -- Fifteen years after an aspiring architect promised to build the dream home of his first love he must confront those bittersweet memories and consider rebuilding their broken relationship. Melwood.