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2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Muscles & Mascara

Directed by Michael T. Chang, Tiffany Wong, Janelle Sangalang, Ryan Rodriguez

USA / 2016 / 6 mins / English / Color / 16:9, D-Cinema

Plays In:
Armed, Locked, and Loaded

CGV Cinemas 1
May 3, 2017 7:00 pm


Cynthia Leu practices powerlifting to deal with body image issues, and uses it to help others.

Director's Bio

Michael T. Chang is an alumnus from UCLA, graduating with a degree in Biology and a minor in Asian American Studies. He is currently in New York City pursuing graduate school in the health sciences and will eventually transition into medical school. He has a passion for film and photography and has had previous stints working as a video journalist for UCLA’s The Daily Bruin Newspaper.
Tiffany Wong is a recent graduate from UCLA. She is currently pursing a career in the health field and hopes to attend physician assistant school in the future. While she does not compete competitively, she is an avid powerlifter and hopes that through her film, Muscles and Mascara, it will inspire and empower other women to step into the weight room and discover what physical and mental strength can entail from powerlifting.


Directors: Michael Chang, Tiffany Wong, Janelle Sangalang, Ryan Rodriguez
Editor: Michael Chang

Plays in

  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

Dates & Times

Plays In:
Armed, Locked, and Loaded

CGV Cinemas 1
May 3, 2017 7:00 pm