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2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival


Directed by Crystal Jow

USA / 2017 / 2 mins / No dialogue / Color / 16:9, D-Cinema

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Armed, Locked, and Loaded

CGV Cinemas 1
May 3, 2017 7:00 pm


An experimental animation of a man struggling to find inner peace before entering the afterlife. The transition states prepping for death refers to the three “bardos” from the Tibetan Book of the Dead: ego lost, hallucination, and re-entry.

Director's Bio

Crystal Jow is an LA-based experimental filmmaker. She received a BFA degree in Experimental Animation from CalArt and is currently attending USC Cinematic Arts for a MFA in Animation. Her work often investigates themes on identity and memory. She is constantly playing and exploring alternative ways of storytelling.


Producer: Duana Butler
Director: Christine Turner
Writer: Christine Turner
Cinematographer: Marshall Stief
Composer: Mark Henry Phillips
Editor: Aljernon Tunsil

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  1. Armed, Locked, and Loaded

    Shorts Programs / 62 mins
    The VC Digital Posse rides off into places unknown, and into the void steps a new, uncouth class of ruffians hailing from Visual Communications’ vanguard Armed With a Camera Fellowship and UCLA’s Center for Ethnocommunications. At turns callow and visionary, this collection of short works is poised to inspire, surprise, and delight. — Abraham Ferrer

    In This Program: The Cogmill Kids, Hum, 127 Minutes, Emma And The Butt, Nuwa, Shut It All Down, Disintegration 93-96, A Time To Bleed, Phetmixay Means Fighter, Muscles & Mascara, The Other Side

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Plays In:
Armed, Locked, and Loaded

CGV Cinemas 1
May 3, 2017 7:00 pm