The Silk Screen Asian Arts and Cultural Organization works to put Pittsburgh on the map for Asian culture, particularly Asian films. Their year-round programming includes the Silk Screen Asian Film Festival, a multiple-day celebration that showcases works from Asian-speaking countries east of the Bosporus, as well as those by Asian Americans. The organization gets into the Halloween spirit with their annual Silk SCREAM screenings at Point Park University.
This year’s featured film is the Filipino indie hit Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings. The 2011 horror comedy follows Remington, a teen boy who’s punished for his homophobia when a curse from a vengeful drag queen turns him gay. The sudden change in sexuality soon becomes the least of his problems when the town’s gay residents are picked off by a madman with a laser gun. With the help of his friends, Remington looks for an escape from the curse before he becomes the killer’s next target. Murder, mayhem, and flesh-eating drag queen zombies run amok in this over-the-top satire.
Silk SCREAM runs from Oct. 25th to Oct. 26th at the Point Park GRW Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with showtimes at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10, $5 for students with valid ID.