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Volunteer at LAAPFF!

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Need a way to celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month? How about volunteering for the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival! Visual Communications could use help for tonight, tomorrow, and especially closing night! Speaking as a former volunteer it was a great way to get involved with the community.

Sign up to volunteer today: VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION

Saving Sally

Saving Sally is a film that we mentioned in Episode 10.5: TV Party! This is a film that Producer Mike and I (Elaine here) had heard about a few months ago. I was crossing my fingers that this film would make it Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival this year. All my prayers to Santo Nino (not the scary Seklusyon one) were answered. Check out the trailer for this quirky live action and animated film: Saving Sally.

Buy your tickets now! TFAL crew will be at this screening as well. Would love to hear what the TFAL pans think about this film!

Saving Sally
Monday May 1, 6:30 PM at CGV Cinemas

(Philippines/France/United Kingdom, 2016) Dir. Avid Liongoren

Marty’s your everyday comic-book artist geek who dreams being a Super Hero. And of course he’s secretly in love with his quirky, beautiful best friend, SallySally’s special — funny, smart, sassy — a girl with a secret who likes building cute little robots and erratic dish drying machines. She has no idea how Marty really feels about her. Like every classic love story, this one has its complications: Sally’s abusive monster parents, her uncaring jock boyfriend, homework, more monsters and Marty’s innate ability to do nothing about anything despite his vivid fantasies of defending the love of his life from the world. With time catching up on both of them — and with the monsters closing in on all sides — can Marty save Sallyand save himself in the process?

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Remember you can always purchase a Ticket Package! Festival Ticket 10-Pack ($120 Member/$135 General) Buy 10 tickets at a discounted price! Festival Pass ($300 Member/$330 General) Get priority seating and entry to the majority of Festival events! Today is the last day to purchase Ticket Packages, so get yours today!

Motherland

Motherland is a feature film that we discussed at the end of Episode 10.5: TV Party. This film sounds fascinating! Check out the trailer here: Motherland. Ramona S. Diaz’s work has previously been showcased with such documentaries like Imelda and Don’t Stop Believin’: Every Man’s Journey.  Buy your tickets now! TFAL crew will be at this screening. Let’s chat about the film!

Motherland
Sunday, April 30, 2 PM at the Downtown Independent
(United States/Philippines, 2017) Dir.: Ramona S. Diaz

MOTHERLAND dives into the heart of the planet’s busiest maternity hospital in one of the world’s poorest and most populous countries: the Philippines. The film’s viewer, like an unseen outsider dropped unobtrusively into the hospital’s stream of activity, passes through hallways, enters rooms and listens in on conversations. At first, the surrounding people are strangers. But as the film continues, it’s absorbingly intimate, rendering the women at the heart of the story increasingly familiar. Three women — Lea, Aira and Lerma — emerge to share their stories with other mothers, their families, doctors and social workers. While each of them faces daunting odds at home, their optimism, honesty and humor suggest a strength that they will certainly have to summon in the years ahead.

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Remember you can always purchase a Ticket Package! Festival Ticket 10-Pack ($120 Member/$135 General) Buy 10 tickets at a discounted price! Festival Pass ($300 Member/$330 General) Get priority seating and entry to the majority of Festival events!

Free Programs!

This Filipino American Life appreciates a good deal. And what better deal is there like a free program! Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival has two shorts program that are free to the public.  You simply have to reserve your tickets! Itsy Bitsy Shorts makes its return to the festival. This shorts program takes place on Saturday morning just like Saturday morning cartoons! There is always a fun interactive element to Itsy Bitsy Shorts program for kids to enjoy.

From Vision To Reel features recent TFAL guest Set Ronquillo has a short film in this program titles Story of Self. After you hear about Set’s story through Episode 11, check out his film!

 

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Remember you can always purchase a Ticket Package! Festival Ticket 10-Pack ($120 Member/$135 General) Buy 10 tickets at a discounted price! Festival Pass ($300 Member/$330 General) Get priority seating and entry to the majority of Festival events!

FilAm Creations

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FilAm Creative, a Filipino American network of artists in Film and TV, highlight storytelling by Filipino Americans at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival this year. This program features two short films with a TFAL connection! Producer Mike grew up with filmmaker Rommel Andaya. Rommel has two films featured in the FilAm Creations program “What You Don’t Say” and “Uncle Eddy.”

I have always been drawn to film competitions because it challenges me as a filmmaker and gets everybody together to make a film.

–Rommel Andaya

Check out what FilAm Creative has curated on Wednesday, May 3rd! Get your tickets today!

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Remember you can always purchase a Ticket Package! Festival Ticket 10-Pack ($120 Member/$135 General) Buy 10 tickets at a discounted price! Festival Pass ($300 Member/$330 General) Get priority seating and entry to the majority of Festival events!

Bronzeville Little Tokyo

 

Form follows Function continues it’s collaboration with Visual Communications with Bronzeville Little Tokyo. This project highlights history that has been overlooked; the time Japanese and Japanese Americans were put in internment camps and African Americans moved into Little Tokyo. This program consists of projection mapping, a new animated VR piece, and live music. Events are FREE to the public!

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Producer Mike checks out a copy of the Bronzeville News, a newspaper themed flyer that explains Bronzeville Little Tokyo. Pick up on during LAAPFF!

Bronzeville, Little Tokyo

Historic Nishi Building
April 29, 2017 3:00 pm 

Historic Nishi Building
April 30, 2017 3:00 pm 

Union Center for the Arts Courtyard
April 30, 2017 6:00 pm 

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Remember you can always purchase a Ticket Package! Festival Ticket 10-Pack ($120 Member/$135 General) Buy 10 tickets at a discounted price! Festival Pass ($300 Member/$330 General) Get priority seating and entry to the majority of Festival events!

Shorts to Catch

As a former features programmer I always thought the shorts programmers did so much more work. We would screen 250-300 films. Shorts programmers would screen 550-600 films! And then they would create thematic programs based on what they’d seen.

These four short programs run the gamut of 90s nostalgia, highlight the process of memory, use animation to explore imagination, and showcase what sentiments are found in a rebel heart.

Get your tickets today!

 

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Remember you can always purchase a Ticket Package! Festival Ticket 10-Pack ($120 Member/$135 General) Buy 10 tickets at a discounted price! Festival Pass ($300 Member/$330 General) Get priority seating and entry to the majority of Festival events!