Events in UCIS

Saturday, September 29

2:00 pm Cultural Event
Latino Gathering
Location:
Schenley Park (1 Overlook Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15213)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Casa San Jose, Latin American Cultural Union, Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation, Pittsburgh Stands with Puerto Rico, Latino Community Center and Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
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Latino Picnic
September 29th, 2018
2 - 7 pm

SHENLEY PARK
(Shenley Oval)
1 Overlook Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bring your family and friends to enjoy food, music, games, raffles, and more. As always, bring something to share!

For more information: www.facebook.com/events/463818044133615/
www.lacunet.org

3:00 pm Film
Silk Screen Film Festival: Mori, The Artist's Habitat
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Silk Screen Asian Arts & Culture Organization
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2018 | Japan | 99 minutes | Drama
Director: Shuichi Okita

SYNOPSIS: Painter Mori and his wife Hideko live surrounded by gardens and pastures away from the hustle and bustle of city life for their 52 years of marriage. For the last 30 years, Mori has scarcely left his home, preferring to lay among the critters around his home, painting while Hideko attends to visitors. But when developers decide to build a condominium next door, the small paradise the couple have created is at risk, so Mori and Hideko decide to take action to protect the garden that they cherish. Taking place in the more affable social atmosphere of the 1970's, Mori, the Artist's Habitat humorously depicts a summer-day-in-the-life of an elderly couple you'll grow to love and root for.

5:00 pm Film
Silk Screen Film Festival: Mayurakshi
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Silk Screen Asian Arts & Culture Organization
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2017 | India | 100 Minutes | Drama
Director: Atanu Ghosh

SYNOPSIS: Mayurakshi follows Aryanil, who has traveled from Chicago to Kolkata to meet with and care for his aging father, Sushobhan, who is in poor health. With dementia phasing out his immediate past, Sushobhan tends to be silent, irritable, and fretful. The son, with his failed marriages behind him, faces life numbly and without hope. When Sushobhan starts asking for the mysterious Mayurakshi, Aryanil realizes he has more on his plate than he originally anticipated.

7:00 pm Film
Silk Screen Film Festival: Ava
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Silk Screen Asian Arts & Culture Organization
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2017 | Canada and Iran | 103 Minutes | Drama/Thriller

SYNOPSIS: Sadaf Foroughi's semi-autobiographical film debut focuses on teenager Ava's coming of age in a strict, traditional society and an even more strict, traditional household. After committing an act of rebellion, Ava must navigate her relationship with her parents, peers and teachers as her rage grows against both the people in her life and social restrictions in Iran. Dark and riveting, Ava explores the youths' need to be heard and understood.

9:00 pm Film
Silk Screen Film Festival: Dynamite Graffiti
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Silk Screen Asian Arts & Culture Organization
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2018 | Japan | 138 Minutes | Drama
Directed by: Masanori Tomonaga

SYNOPSIS: In the 1980's, Akira Suei achieved fame as the chief editor for several pornography magazines, although his reputation as a trendsetter was under constant scrutiny due to the magazines' taboo material. The film follows Suei from a traumatic event in his youth (involving his mother, the next door neighbor, and a bundle of dynamite) to Tokyo, where he climbed the ladder from lowly graphic designer to the chief editor of his own magazine due to his aggressive, raw style which attracted a variety of talented people who helped bring about a revolution in the Japanese magazine industry.