Cinema has always been positioned as a reflection of society, making millions of silent-film audiences terrified that they had suddenly lost the ability to speak in the early days. Experience the modern world as told through movies with today's Groupon: for $25, you get an eight-film pass to the Silk Screen Asian-American Film Festival, a $50 value. The festival is held May 7–16, with screenings held at three venues in the Pittsburgh area during the 10-day affair.
The Silk Screen Asian-American Film Festival, part of a larger vision for a future Asia Center of Pittsburgh, is an annual event highlighting the considerable cinematic output of filmmakers from India, Japan, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, and Iran, as well as other nations you might one day inhabit according to childhood sessions of "Spin the Globe." This year's event—the fifth annual—features a slate of films to rival past years' entries. This year's flicks include such noteworthy efforts as The Harimaya Bridge, Cooking with Stella, and The Taqwacores, among many others. Your pass gives you access to eight of the festival's films, giving you the chance to give a total of 24 thumbs up.
Share your soaking-in of the silver screen at Silk Screen with friends—the eight-film pass can be used for multiple people, allowing for a friend to accompany you to four movies or for you and your Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band to partake in a Korean romantic comedy before rehearsal. The pass does not guarantee seating, so be sure to arrive 30–40 minutes prior to the film's start time to snag a seat.