the upcoming 32nd edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) running April 21-28, 2016. This annual film celebration will be presented
across Los Angeles from Little Tokyo to Downtown Los Angeles to Koreatown and to West Hollywood featuring 140 films from over 20 countries.
Asian Pacific Heritage Month through this year’s slate of over 130 films from both Asian Pacific American and Asian international directors from over 20
countries. For over three decades, the Festival has presented nearly 5,000 films and shorts by Asian American and Asian international artists.
order to impress his childhood crush and live up to the legacy of his father — a legendary tiger hunter back home. When Sami’s job unexpectedly falls
through and he ends up living in a tiny co-op with two oddball roommates, he must resort to constructing an elaborate charade with the misfit accomplices
in hopes of convincing his sweetheart that he’s far more successful than he truly is…or perhaps ever could be. As Sami tries to pull off the farce of a
lifetime, what ensues is a series of adventures involving outlandish schemes, an arch-nemesis in an absurd office environment, and a somewhat functional
Dodge Charger with a character of its own. Together, although their plans may contradict each other with terrible consequences, Sami and his rag-tag group
must work together while meeting the usual host of obstacles — the “usual,” that is, if back-alley brawls, trips to prison, or catastrophic LSD-related
misunderstandings are just your usual, everyday fare. The film also stars Rizwan Manji, Jon Heder, Karen David, Kevin Pollak, Sam Page and Iqbal Theba.
extravaganza at the Directors Guild of America on April 28, 2016. “Pali Road” centers on Lily (Michelle Chen), a Chinese doctor doing her residency in a
Hawaiian hospital under Dr. Kayne (Sung Kang). She had fallen in love with schoolteacher Neil (Jackson Rathbone) — at least this is what she remembers. But
after a terrible car accident, Lily wakes up to discover, in horror, a married life with Dr. Kayne, that includes a 5-year-old son she has never seen. With
everyone around her denying Neil’s existence, Lily begins to question her own sanity, but memories of Neil force her to embark on a journey to retrace her
past and discover the truth.
painter,production illustrator, lithographer, and kite builder Tyrus Wong to the big screen. Wong is best known for his concept art for Walt Disney’s
feature animated film BAMBI. His strikingly beautiful concept paintings and sketches continue to influence the work of generations of animators and
production designers. “Tyrus” celebrates not only the beauty of his art, but reveals to a larger audience a lesser known part of the Chinese American
experience — that of its artists and creators.
Asian American directorial talent out there. The big word this year in Hollywood has been ‘diversity’ and the Festival is one of the ways we address this
issue at Visual Communications and for our community. For us, it’s not just about diversity – it’s about inclusivity. We will be releasing more of the
Festival line up in the next week and everyone will be able to celebrate inclusion and diversity on the screen, as it should be.”
(213) 680-4462. Tickets are available to the general public on Monday, March 21st.
●Aratani Theatre @ Japanese American Cultural & Community Center – Little Tokyo
244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
●Tateuchi Democracy Forum @ Japanese American National Museum – Little Tokyo
111 N. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
●Downtown Independent – Downtown LA (DTLA)
251 S. Main Street, (between 3rd and 2nd Streets), Los Angeles, CA 90012
●CGV Cinemas – Koreatown – Mid-Wilshire
621 Western Avenue (between 6th Street and Wilshire Blvd.), Los Angeles, CA 90005
●The Great Company – Downtown LA (DTLA)
1917 Bay Street (between Wilson and Mateo Streets), Los Angeles, CA 90021
- ●Directors Guild of America – West Hollywood
- 7920 Sunset Blvd. (at Hayworth), West Hollywood, CA 90046