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OPENING NITE APRIL 27TH The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is celebrating 33 years by presenting a record number of 180 Outstanding films from 31 countries for the 2017 Edition, April 27-May 4th

Written By: Marcelle - Apr• 24•17

 

LAAPFF 2017 Festival Highlights: Documentary and Narrative Competition Features on website
The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is celebrating 33 years by presenting a record number of 180 Outstanding films from 31 countries for the 2017 Edition, April 27-May 4th

The Fest kicks off Asian American Heritage Month with film events, world premieres, landmark movies, The Conference for Creative Content (C3), #starringjohncho films, and special programs commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Uprising/ Rodney King verdict.

Please join us on the weekend of Saturday, April 29th at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival for Flashpoint 2017: Twenty Five Years After the 1992 LA Uprising, as we commemorate this important weekend with events and activities listed below. 

Through film and art we invite the community to experience a two-day commemoration featuring the Sundance award winning film, GOOK, directed by Justin Chon and the documentary WET SAND: VOICES OF LA by Dai-Sil Kim Gibson and collaborator/cinematographer Charles Burnett, followed by a discussionThe Lessons of WET SAND and the Challenges of Re-Imagining Community.

Other panels include Sa-I-Gu: The Los Angeles Uprisings 25 Years Later –  Witnessing the Past, Envisioning our Future, taking place on Friday 4/28 at UCLA. The events will include two panels featuring a discussion of the evolution of community organizing as well as the role media, particularly film, has played in creating and reflecting social change.  On Saturday, the panel Media and Social Change will include Jenny Yang, Ananya Roy and Gaye Theresa Johnson.

 An Art Exhibition will be on display Friday through Sunday, followed by Sunday afternoon discussion- Art Talk.  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the featured artists – Grace Lee, Grace Misoe Lee, and Patrick Martinez – discuss their process and how the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising influenced their work.   

 

INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE NOW: Filmmakers Justin Chon, Dai-Sil Kim Gibson, Charles Burnett; community organizer/executive director of the Pan African Film Festival Ayuko Babu; Funmilola Fagbamila of Black Lives Matter; and comedian/artivist Jenny Yang  are available for interviews, as well as Flashpoint 2017 curator Tammi Borrero.

For more info related the the programming or LAAPFF please contact elisha@tcdm-associates.com

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