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2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

All Films & Events

  1. Lola Loleng

    Che Tagyamon / Shorts Competition / Philippines / 2016 / 8 mins
    Grandma Loleng suffers from dementia. Her distant granddaughter tries to get to know her, only to unearth Grandma Loleng’s darkest wartime experiences.
    Plays In:
    Wildest Imagination

    Tateuchi Democracy Forum
    April 29, 2017 7:00 pm


  2. Lolo Pepe

    Craig Obligacion-Wilson / USA / 2017 / 14 mins
    A Filipino Crime lord takes a look back at his life and what got him started down his path.
    Plays In:
    FilAm Creations: A Filmmaker Movement

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


  3. Los Angeles, 1999

    Paul Lee / USA / 2016 / 7 mins
    A short film following different people as they roam around the city minutes before the turn of the century.
    Plays In:
    I Got You, Fam

    Downtown Independent
    April 28, 2017 6:00 pm


  4. Lost Dogs

    Cullan Bruce / USA / 2017 / 15 mins
    A woman ridiculed by her family longs to escape. Striking a deal with her brother to clear his illegal debt, she delves deeper into darkness.
    Plays In:
    I Got You, Fam

    Downtown Independent
    April 28, 2017 6:00 pm


  5. Madeira

    Kaitlyn Fae / USA / 2017 / 15 mins
    An ex-couple meets to sign divorce papers over dinner and wine. As the night progresses, it becomes increasingly apparent one of them has something up their sleeve.
    Plays In:
    FilAm Creations: A Filmmaker Movement

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


  6. Man of My Dreams

    John Cruz & Mark Dormitorio / USA / 2017 / 8 mins
    A young woman thinks she has found the man of her dreams on a dating app and discovers the man she matched with was not who she thought he would be.
    Plays In:
    FilAm Creations: A Filmmaker Movement

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


  7. Maria

    Jaime Habac Jr. / Philippines / 2016 / 11 mins
    When the whole family confronts her 14-year-old daughter of a suspected pregnancy, a 50-year-old woman gives birth to her 22nd child.
    Plays In:
    Feminist AF

    CGV Cinemas 3
    May 1, 2017 9:00 pm


  8. Maria

    Jeremiah Tauamiti / Programmers' Picks / New Zealand / 2016 / 14 mins
    An ailing Polynesian matriarch must find the strength to lead her family one last time.
    Plays In:
    Good Bones

    CGV Cinemas 2
    May 2, 2017 9:30 pm


  9. A Matter of Truth

    Steve Nagano / USA / 2017 / 10 mins
    “What is the truth?” is something that Americans today have to grapple with given the bombardment of alternative facts and fake news. Looking back affords the opportunity to look at our government’s propaganda and the stark reality of America’s concentration camps. Incarceree’s words are in sharp contrast with the government’s propaganda shedding light upon what really happened in the concentration camps.
    Plays In:
    Digital Histories 2017: Past Informs the Future

    Aratani Theatre
    April 30, 2017 2:00 pm


  10. Miss Understanding

    Gabe Pagtama / USA / 2017 / 10 mins
    An everyday love story.
    Plays In:
    FilAm Creations: A Filmmaker Movement

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


  11. Mixed Match

    Jeff Chiba Stearns / Documentary Competition / Canada / 2016 / 96 mins
    When being mixed race is more than just an identity, it’s a matter of life of death.
    MIXED MATCH

    Downtown Independent
    April 29, 2017 2:00 pm


  12. Monday

    Dinh Thai / USA / 2017 / 19 mins
    In the culturally diverse world of Los Angeles, a young hustler navigates through various cliques while facing racism, danger, and a moral struggle with his illicit occupation. And it's only Monday.
    Plays In:
    HBO APA Visionaries

    Tateuchi Democracy Forum
    April 28, 2017 6:30 pm Rush Line Only


  13. Monkey

    Jie Shen / China / 2015 / 5 mins
    One of the three monkeys died.
    Plays In:
    Wildest Imagination

    Tateuchi Democracy Forum
    April 29, 2017 7:00 pm


  14. Motherland

    Ramona S. Diaz / International Competition / Philippines, USA / 2017 / 94 mins
    MOTHERLAND takes us into the heart of the planet’s busiest maternity hospital, in one of the world’s poorest and most populous countries: the Philippines.
    MOTHERLAND

    Downtown Independent
    April 30, 2017 2:00 pm


  15. Motherlands

    Winter Smiley / USA / 2016 / 12 mins
    Split into three chapters, MOTHERLANDS follows the stories of seven Filipina women as their tales interweave across generations, borders, and bloodlines.
    Plays In:
    From Vision To Reel

    Tateuchi Democracy Forum
    April 29, 2017 11:30 am