1-33 of 151 films/events

-IN-WAITING
United States 2015 | 23 min.
SHORTS PROGRAM: What's In A Name | Asian American, Documentary, Family, Family Drama

-In-Waiting is a documentary that tells the story of a Taiwanese mother and daughter whose dynamic resemble comedic duos such as Laurel and Hardy. As they go through their day to day going to doctors...

Mon, Apr 25 - 9:15PM  CGV Cinemas 3

71° 10’ 21” N (Land of the Northern Star)
2016 | 6 min.
SHORTS PROGRAM: Digital Histories 2016 | Environment

With temperatures in the 40's, in the Arctic Zone in the Summer, the midnight sun never sets. Journey with me to the North Cape of Norway the northernmost point in Europe. We will travel via Flam...

Sun, Apr 24 - 2:00PM  Aratani Theatre

A COPY OF MY MIND
Indonesia 2015 | 116 min.
International Showcase | Drama

RENOWNED INDONESIAN DIRECTOR JOKO ANWAR UNRAVELS A SLICE OF LIFE, romantic drama about a young beauty-salon worker and a pirate-DVD enthusiast who float aimlessly in the megalopolis known as Jakarta....

Wed, Apr 27 - 7:00PM  CGV Cinemas 2

A PLACE CALLED HOME
家在福利院
China 2015 | 28 min.
SHORTS PROGRAM: What's In A Name | Documentary, Educational, Social Issues, Women

A PLACE CALLED HOME depicts the daily lives of the 70 abandoned children, ages 1 month to 18 years old, residing at Zhang Jiakou Welfare Center in China. Left as infants by poor parents, these...

Mon, Apr 25 - 9:15PM  CGV Cinemas 3

ALL MEN ARE FLOWERS
모든 남자는 꽃이다.
South Korea, United States 2015 | 17 min.
SHORTS PROGRAM: Daughters Rule the World | Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Women

Kara, 15, misses an opportunity to ask her first high school crush out before leaving for Korea for summer break. When she returns to her mother’s hometown, she encounters her...

Tue, Apr 26 - 9:15PM  CGV Cinemas 3

ALWAYS IN MIND
不曾记得你
China 2013 | 16 min.
SHORTS PROGRAM: Love? | Drama, Romance, Women

On a hot summer afternoon, a man visits a woman in her apartment. He is clearly familiar with the place. After a drink, the two get in bed together. They make love but she seems forlorn,...

Sat, Apr 23 - 6:30PM  Downtown Independent

ASO -ETERNAL GRASSLAND-
Japan 2015 | 30 min.
SHORTS PROGRAM: Connect/Disconnect | Fantasy

Pollution continues to get worse, and the human race remains in what has become the remaining last days of the world. One survivor, Tatsu, has managed to survive alongside his robot companion, Kei....

Mon, Apr 25 - 9:15PM  Japanese American National Museum

AUTUMN LEAVES
Iran 2015 | 4 min.
SHORTS PROGRAM: Daughters Rule the World | Drama

A girl's walk to school and gets interrupted with ironic results.

Tue, Apr 26 - 9:15PM  CGV Cinemas 3

BA

Brazil 2015 | 14 min.
SHORTS PROGRAM: Generations | Drama, Family Friendly

Little Bruno's life is turned upside down when his "Bá" (from Bachan, grandma in Japanese) is brought to live in his house.

Sun, Apr 24 - 12:30PM  Japanese American National Museum

BAD RAP
United States 2014 | 82 min.
Special Presentations | Documentary, Identity, Music, Popular Culture

An upcoming feature documentary detailing the obstacles and successes of Asian American rappers, their history, and four friends coming up in the game.

Wed, Apr 27 - 9:30PM  CGV Cinemas 1

BE ABOUT IT
United States 2016 | 39 min.
SHORTS PROGRAM: People, Places, and Things | Asian American, Documentary

BE ABOUT IT is the story of two fathers, two families and their battle against a potentially deadly disease impacting the Asian American community. Both Alan and AJ contracted hepatitis B (Hep B) at...

Fri, Apr 22 - 6:30PM  Downtown Independent

BEHIND THE MASK: THE STORY OF NATHAN PHUONG
United States 2015 | 7 min.
SHORTS PROGRAM: VC Digital Posse, ver. 2016 | Asian American, Documentary

High school student Nathan Phuong comes home sore every day from his late night lion dance practice with The Immortals. But his hard work and dedication pay off as he learns about his culture, finds...

Sun, Apr 24 - 8:00PM  Aratani Theatre

BITCOIN HEIST
Siêu Trộm
Vietnam 2016 | 110 min.
International Showcase | Action, Crime, Thriller

THE LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL NURTURES THE CAREERS OF ASIAN AMERICAN FILMMAKERS and, in many instances, serves as a timeline, presenting the works of said filmmakers throughout their...

Fri, Apr 22 - 9:00PM  Downtown Independent

BREATHIN': THE EDDY ZHENG STORY
United States 2015 | 60 min.
Documentary Nominees | Documentary, Human Rights, Social Issues

BREATHIN’: THE EDDY ZHENG STORY is a documentary feature about Eddy Zheng, a community activist who spent 21 years of his life in California prisons and jails. While incarcerated, Eddy...

Fri, Apr 22 - 7:00PM  Japanese American National Museum

Mon, Apr 25 - 4:30PM  CGV Cinemas 2

BRITNEY-HOLICS ANONYMOUS: A SPEAR-ITUAL AWAKENING
United States 2015 | 10 min.
SHORTS PROGRAM: What Have I Done to Deserve This? | Comedy

Freddie gets a Spear-itual awakening when he joins an anonymous support group for closeted Britney Spears fans.

Mon, Apr 25 - 9:30PM  CGV Cinemas 2

BRUCE TAKES DRAGON TOWN
United States 2015 | 15 min.
SHORTS PROGRAM: What's In A Name | Documentary, Experimental

A meditation on the experience of displacement as a form of historical disembodiment. Lost souls are immortalized through cinema.

Mon, Apr 25 - 9:15PM  CGV Cinemas 3

C3: Conference for Creative Content (Day 1)
2016 | 60 min.
C3: The Conference for Creative Content |

THE 6TH EDITION OF C3: CONFERENCE for CREATIVE CONTENT AT THE LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL! Presented by:  Sony Pictures Entertainment Sponsored by:  Sony...

Sat, Apr 23 - 12:00PM  Japanese American National Museum

C3: Conference for Creative Content (Day 2)
2016 | 60 min.
C3: The Conference for Creative Content |

THE 6TH EDITION OF C3: CONFERENCE for CREATIVE CONTENT AT THE LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL! Presented by:  Sony Pictures Entertainment Sponsored by:  Sony...

Sun, Apr 24 - 12:00PM  Japanese American National Museum

CARNAL ORIENT
United States 2015 | 9 min.
Shorts Programs | Drama, Experimental, Horror, Social Issues, Women

In a dirty kitchen someplace, somewhere a disgruntled cook prepares a meal for his diners. Meanwhile, men inside the restaurant grow increasingly hungry and impatient. As the cook presents exotic,...

Fri, Apr 22 - 8:30PM  Aratani Theatre

CHANTHADETH
United States 2015 | 12 min.
SHORTS PROGRAM: From Vision to Reel 2016 | Asian American, Documentary, Identity

Chanthadeth is a documentary short by Chanthadeth “Lucky” Chanthalangsy. Chanthadeth grew up hating his name. Although he was born of Lao and Cambodian parents, he grew up with his...

Sat, Apr 23 - 11:30AM  Japanese American National Museum

CHINESE COUPLETS
United States 2015 | 57 min.
Special Presentations | Biography, Documentary, Educational, History, Women

VETERAN FILMMAKER FELICIA LOWE HAS EXPLORED FACETS OF THE CHINESE AMERICAN experience in her work for almost four decades, in films such as CHINA, LAND OF MY FATHER (1979) and the renowned Angel...

Mon, Apr 25 - 7:00PM  CGV Cinemas 2

CHOHEE PARK
United States 2015 | 5 min.
SHORTS PROGRAM: New Student Movements, Asians on Campus | Asian American, Documentary

A portrait of a Korean American student by her former freshman year roommate.

Sat, Apr 23 - 9:30PM  Japanese American National Museum

COME, THE LIGHT
見光
Macao 2015 | 28 min.
SHORTS PROGRAM: Generations | Drama

Fighting for a lottery ticket, two star-crossed lovers and a big flock of greedy fools experience an eccentric night.

Sun, Apr 24 - 12:30PM  Japanese American National Museum

COMFORT
United States 2015 | 105 min.
Narrative Nominees | Romance

Lonely, mild-mannered Cameron is content working as a late-night courier for his slick boss, Eddie. Then one night, an important client, Martin, asks Cameron to pick up something very...

Sun, Apr 24 - 8:30PM  Downtown Independent

CONNECT/DISCONNECT
Various Directors | 98 min. | Plays with:

STILL BETTER THAN LOVE, THE SWEETENING, SOCIOPATHS, FROZEN EXPECTATION, ASO -ETERNAL GRASSLAND-

Stories of yearning, love, and loss — the basis of how we relate with each other — lie just beyond the usual introspection and political allegory of science fiction. This selection explores how...

Mon, Apr 25 - 9:15PM  Japanese American National Museum

COOK IT YOURSELF
United States 2016 | 4 min.
SHORTS PROGRAM: Digital Histories 2016 | Documentary, Food

If you love eating Japanese foods, why not make it yourself? From start to finish, a cooking class at the San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center makes a one-pot meal.

Sun, Apr 24 - 2:00PM  Aratani Theatre

CRUSH THE SKULL
United States 2015 | 83 min.
Special Presentations | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

On the surface, Ollie and Blair are a typical fun, young couple – comfortable enough to be constantly picking at each other's flaws, secure enough to start making long-term plans...

Tue, Apr 26 - 9:30PM  CGV Cinemas 2

DAUGHTERS RULE THE WORLD
Various Directors | 86 min. | Plays with:

SOPHIE, ALL MEN ARE FLOWERS, AUTUMN LEAVES, THE LASTING PERSIMMON, MIDNIGHT DANCE, PARACHUTE GIRLS

John Mayer sang it (#daughters). Toni Morrison wrote it. Grace Lee Boggs lived it. For the womyn, her journey is arduous because she is salt of the earth. These cinematic daughters flaunt how they...

Tue, Apr 26 - 9:15PM  CGV Cinemas 3

DAZE OF JUSTICE
2016 | 66 min.
Documentary Nominees | Asian American, Documentary, History, Human Rights

IN MICHAEL SIV’S MEDITATIVE AND MOVING ACCOUNT of a group of American Khmer Rouge survivors’ journey back to Cambodia to witness the war tribunals of those responsible for their collective...

Sun, Apr 24 - 3:00PM  Japanese American National Museum

DEPRESSION
United States 2016 | 3 min.
SHORTS PROGRAM: From Vision to Reel 2016 | Coming of Age, Experimental, Identity, Self-discovery, Youth Media

A poem about a person struggling with depression. Based on a true story.

Sat, Apr 23 - 11:30AM  Japanese American National Museum

DIAN
Indonesia 2015 | 19 min.
SHORTS PROGRAM: I Got Your Back | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Women

Dian (Prisia Nasution) is a woman trapped in the mundane expectations of daily life in her traditional Javanese village. Her marriage to Arief (Muhammad Abe) has grown cold, and she longs for love...

Mon, Apr 25 - 7:00PM  Downtown Independent

DIFFERENT COLOURFUL DESIGNS
India, United States 2016 | 15 min.
SHORTS PROGRAM: New Student Movements, Asians on Campus | Documentary, Experimental

Described as “a beautification exercise”, the Bangalore Beautification Project is a city-sponsored effort to prevent posters and advertisements from being pasted on public walls. In 2010,...

Sat, Apr 23 - 9:30PM  Japanese American National Museum

DIGITAL HISTORIES 2016
Various Directors | 72 min. | Plays with:

71° 10’ 21” N (Land of the Northern Star), THE WATTS RIOTS - DAYS OF RAGE, FEAR, AND SURVIVAL, IT AIN'T HEAVEN, BUT CLOSE 'NUFF, What is Little Tokyo?, A TIME OF WAR, WEST OF JAPAN, EAST OF IRAN, FANTASY COME TRUE: PETER LAI’S JAPANESE VILLAGE, TORRANCE KENDO DOJO, NOT JUST GARDENING..., I AM AN AMERICAN, COOK IT YOURSELF

The filmmakers’ tools may change but the storytelling principles stay the same. This was my approach in leading the 2016 Digital Histories program. My goal was not to show the group how to use the...

Sun, Apr 24 - 2:00PM  Aratani Theatre

DIRTY SOCK
2016 | 6 min.
SHORTS PROGRAM: Top 8 |

A desperate man uses an app to prevent the future soiling of his sock.

Mon, Apr 25 - 8:00PM  The Great Company

DISTANCE
再見,在也不見
China, Singapore, Thailand 2015 | 108 min.
International Showcase | Coming of Age, Drama, Romance

TEAMING UP WITH NOTABLE YOUNG CINEMA TALENTS FROM CHINA, Singapore and Thailand, Anthony Chen (known for his Cannes Caméra d’Or-winning feature ILO ILO) produces a film that explores the idea...

Tue, Apr 26 - 9:30PM  Downtown Independent

DREAM LAND
ភពសុបិន
Cambodia, United States 2015 | 90 min.
International Showcase | Drama

DREAM LAND, the debut of Taiwanese-American filmmaker Steve Chen, offers a rare glimpse into the lives of the fledgling Cambodian bourgeoisie. Da (played by the popular Cambodian model Duch Lida)...

Tue, Apr 26 - 7:00PM  CGV Cinemas 2

1-33 of 151 films/events