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2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

All Films & Events

  1. Born Bone Boon

    Gori / Japan / 2016 / 20 mins
    Hitoshi has returned to his hometown of Agunishima, Okinawa to introduce his wife, Yuko, to the family. But Yuko is furious when she’s told the reason for the trip home. The true purpose was for the “senkotsu” ceremony—Agunishima’s continuing custom of cleansing the bones of the dead. This is a heartwarming comedy of a disconnected family discovering their true selves through the ceremony of cleansing bones.
    Plays In:
    Good Bones

    CGV Cinemas 2
    May 2, 2017 9:30 pm

  2. Bronzeville, Little Tokyo

    Special Presentation, Transmedia, Events
    FREE PROGRAM. With the support of the California Arts Council, "Bronzeville, Little Tokyo” sheds light on an overlooked moment in history when Japanese and Japanese-Americans were displaced and African-Americans moved into Little Tokyo. To honor this period, there will be a special two-day program featuring an interactive media installation, a 360° virtual reality presentation, and a live Jazz performance on Historic First Street North.
    Bronzeville, Little Tokyo

    Historic Nishi Building
    April 29, 2017 3:00 pm FREE

    Bronzeville, Little Tokyo

    Historic Nishi Building
    April 30, 2017 3:00 pm FREE

    Bronzeville, Little Tokyo

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

  3. By the Time It Gets Dark

    Anocha Suwichakornpong / International Competition / France, Netherlands, Qatar, Thailand / 2016 / 105 mins
    A film director and her muse who was a student activist in the 1970s, a waitress who keeps changing jobs, an actor and an actress, all live loosely connected to each other by almost invisible threads. The narrative sheds its skin several times to reveal layer upon layer of the complexities that make up the characters’ lives.

    Downtown Independent
    April 28, 2017 8:30 pm Rescheduled


    Downtown Independent
    May 1, 2017 4:30 pm FREE, Check-In at Box Office

  4. CaCa: Tell You Jokes! (Season 1, 2, and 3)

    Angela En-Yu Lao / Macau / 2016 / 90 mins
    Angel lives in a small city, Macau. Caca is her motivation to study, work, and dream. Love, sorrow, and humor link everyone in this century of networks.
    Plays In:
    The Big Picture, In Bite-Sized Chunks: APAs And Webisodic Series

    Tateuchi Democracy Forum
    April 30, 2017 12:00 pm

  5. Call Me Mista Cookie Jar

    C.J. Pizarro / USA / 2014 / 6 mins
    A young lady peaks inside an old fashioned mutoscope to find herself swept away in the magical, musical world of Mista Cookie Jar and the Chocolate Chips.
    Plays In:
    Itsy Bitsy Shorts

    Tateuchi Democracy Forum
    April 29, 2017 10:00 am Rush Line Only

  6. Called Home

    Jason Piemnoppakao / Programmers' Picks / USA / 2016 / 8 mins
    A college student returns to his traditional Taiwanese home after coming out to his father, and is forced to re-live the silence and repression he thought was behind him.
    Plays In:
    From Vision To Reel

    Tateuchi Democracy Forum
    April 29, 2017 11:30 am

  7. Cardinal X

    Angie Wang / Narrative Competition, Programmers' Picks / USA / 2016 / 84 mins
    In 1984, one of the west coast's largest dealers of the drug, Ecstasy, was a 19 year old co-ed.

    Downtown Independent
    April 30, 2017 9:15 pm


    CGV Cinemas 3
    May 3, 2017 4:30 pm

  8. Cells’ Amusement Park

    Ang Li, Caibei Cai / China / 2016 / 4 mins
    An animated football match against the backdrop of micrcoscopic cells.
    Plays In:
    Wildest Imagination

    Tateuchi Democracy Forum
    April 29, 2017 7:00 pm

  9. Chee and T

    Tanuj Chopra / Narrative Competition, Programmers' Picks / USA / 2016 / 80 mins
    A buddy movie about the last two brown guys in Silicon Valley who have nothing to do with technology.

    Preceded by: Arranged

    CHEE and T

    CGV Cinemas 1
    May 3, 2017 9:15 pm

  10. Chella Drive

    Adele Han Li / USA / 2016 / 3 mins
    A disembodied memory of adolescence in a California suburb. The stuck-stillness of endless summer is punctured only by a passing El Niño.
    Plays In:
    Wildest Imagination

    Tateuchi Democracy Forum
    April 29, 2017 7:00 pm

  11. Cocoon

    Mei Liying / Programmers' Picks / China / 2017 / 25 mins
    China, 1997. An unhappy marriage, a love affair, and a child who holds all the secrets.
    Plays In:
    Feminist AF

    CGV Cinemas 3
    May 1, 2017 9:00 pm

  12. The Cogmill Kids

    Alice Hsieh / USA / 2017 / 5 mins
    A teenager is abducted from their homeland, and forced into labor at an institution called, the Cogmill.
    Plays In:
    Armed, Locked, and Loaded

    CGV Cinemas 1
    May 3, 2017 7:00 pm

  13. Coin Boy

    Chuan-Yang Li / Shorts Competition / Taiwan / 2016 / 24 mins
    A true story based on the director's own experience when he was in elementary school. Growing up, we all face authorities as unique individuals in many ways to learn what we should and should not do. The enforcement of regulations protects the social orders, but takes away the uniqueness of each individual. This is a story about confronting one’s self when facing authority.
    Plays In:
    WTF: Watch These Films

    Downtown Independent
    May 3, 2017 9:30 pm

  14. Colored Hearts

    Robin Johnson, Somlit Inthalangsy / USA / 2017 / 15 mins
    A modern day couple is forced to end their interracial relationship. This is a love story about an Asian American/African American couple inspired by a true story.
    Plays In:
    FilAm Creations: A Filmmaker Movement

    Art Share L.A.
    May 3, 2017 6:00 pm Rush Line Only

  15. Cowboy And Indian

    Sujata Day / Programmers' Picks / USA / 2016 / 8 mins
    In an unlikely encounter in the desert, a cowboy chances upon a young Bengali bride and the two develop a dynamic where both come to realize that things should not be taken at face value.
    Plays In:
    Wrong Place, Wrong Time

    CGV Cinemas 2
    May 1, 2017 9:30 pm