Indian, Asian Films on Tap at Silk Screen Film Festival

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May 4, 2012

“Good Night, Good Morning,” a romantic comedy that uses the split-screen technique to tell a story about a brief encounter between two Indian American singles, will screen during the 2012 Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival this month in Pittsburgh, Penn..

May 4, 2012

“Good Night, Good Morning,” a romantic comedy that uses the split-screen technique to tell a story about a brief encounter between two Indian American singles, will screen during the 2012 Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival this month in Pittsburgh, Penn..

Manu Narayan and Seema Rahmani star in the romantic comedy “Good Night, Good Morning,” which screens May 13 and 16 at the Silk Screen Film Festival in Pittsburgh, Penn.

Sudhish Kamath’s film stars Manu Narayan (“Bombay Dreams”) as Turiya, who meets Moria (Seema Rahmani of “Loins of Punjab Presents”) at a wild, booze-fueled party. Later, when he summons up the courage to call her, his imagination transforms their ordinary conversation into a lush, romantic black-and-white fantasy.

The film is one of several Indian or diaspora films set to screen at the seventh annual festival, which runs May 11-20.

Of the 25 films selected for the festival, several are already well known to film festival audiences around the world, including “The Lady,” a biopic about Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi which will open the festival.

Films of interest to Indian movie fans include the documentary “Bardsongs,” about rural folk musicians; “Dekh Indian Circus,” a comedic satire produced by Vivek Oberoi; “Delhi in a Day,” a comedy about the servants working in a New Delhi mansion; Prashant Bhargava’s “Patang,” set during the Ahmedabad kite festival; and “Shala,” a tale about four rambunctious middle-schoolers in the 1970s who try to make sense of the turbulence surrounding the Emergency.

Michael Winterbottom’s “Trishna,” starring Freida Pinto and Riz Ahmed, will close the festival May 20 with a screening followed by a gala reception.


Courtesy: silkscreenfestival