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Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC

May 5-11 | The Festival Goes To Orange County!

Join us at CGV Cinemas Buena Park for the extended version of the Festival from May 5th to May 11th. Come see the best of the Festival, a focus on Vietnamese films, special encore screenings including our Award winners like GOOK (Narrative Feature Grand Prize), SAVE MY SEOUL (Documentary Feature Grand Prize) and a collection of the festival’s award winning shorts! View the entire schedule below!

CGV Cinemas Buena Park delivers the highest standards for movie goers:

  • Eight theaters, including 4DX and ScreenX,
  • Signature popcorn from The Popcorn Factory,
  • A premium selection of beer and wine from The Bar.

FLASH SALE: Use code CGVBP17 for $4 off General Admission tickets to all Buena Park screenings!

May 5, 2017


SHE’S THE BOSS (Ban Gai Toi La Sep)

Fresh from Vietnamese cinemas, SHE’S THE BOSS follows two co-workers whose secret relationship could compromise their jobs. Both want marriage, but neither want to quit, they comically try to sabotage one another into leaving their job. A mix of goofy and endearing characters and situations make SHE’S THE BOSS perfect for date night.
8:00 pm

CHEE and T (ENCORE)

A buddy movie about the last two brown guys in Silicon Valley who have nothing to do with technology.
10:00 pm

May 6, 2017


RELOCATION, ARKANSAS - AFTERMATH OF INCARCERATION (ENCORE)

A look at the aftermath of the imprisonment of thousands of Japanese Americans in the Deep South, the harsh reality of prejudice, and the cruel irony of identity, told through the words of one survivor, one rebel, and one woman mayor.

RESISTANCE AT TULE LAKE (ENCORE)

RESISTANCE AT TULE LAKE tells the long-suppressed story of 12,000 Japanese Americans who dared to resist the U.S. government's program of mass incarceration during World War II. Branded as "disloyals" and re-imprisoned at Tule Lake Segregation Center, they continued to protest in the face of militarized violence, and thousands renounced their U.S. citizenship.

FATHER AND SON

FATHER AND SON is a beautiful story but extremely simple. The story about the dreams towards the sky, and about a father who helps realize his son's dream.
4:30 pm

JACKPOT

Inspired by a true event of a poor countryside lottery peddler who returned the winning lottery tickets to its rightful owner.
7:00 pm

WHO IS ARTHUR CHU? (ENCORE)

WHO IS ARTHUR CHU? follows the controversial 11-time Jeopardy! winner turned Internet iconoclast, Arthur Chu, as he struggles to reform society and himself in a seminal year.

May 7, 2017


MELE MURALS (ENCORE)

MELE MURALS is a documentary on the transformative power of modern graffiti art and ancient Hawaiian culture for a new generation of Native Hawaiians. At the center of the story are two renowned street artists - Estria Miyashiro (aka Estria) and John Hina (aka Prime) - a group of Native Hawaiian youth, and the rural community of Waimea.

FINDING KUKAN (ENCORE)

ACTRESS KELLY HU IN PERSON | A filmmaker turns detective to uncover the forgotten story of Li Ling-Ai, the un-credited female producer of KUKAN, an Academy Award-winning color documentary about World War II China that has been lost for decades.

LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA

Trapped in their own worlds, four women claim their desires through secret acts of rebellion.
5:30 pm

INTERNATIONAL WINNER - PLASTIC CHINA

We are excited to present the winner of our International Competition in our Encore weekend, PLASTIC CHINA.
8:00 pm

May 8, 2017


DIAMOND ISLAND (ENCORE)

DIAMOND ISLAND is a real estate project in Phnom Penh, an ultra-modern paradise build by the poor for the rich. Bora is 18 years old, and leaves his home village to work on this enormous urban structure. This is where he finds his charismatic brother, Solei, who disappeared five years ago. Solei introduces him to the exciting world of Cambodia's well-off youth, its girls, its nights, and its disillusions.

Shorts Winners & HBO APA Visionaries Winner (Encore screening)

We are excited to present the winners of our Shorts Programs along with winner of HBO's APA Visionaries Short Film Competition in our Encore week: Pria, And So We Put Goldfish In the Pool, and Monday.
8:45 pm

May 9, 2017


TURN LEFT TURN RIGHT (ENCORE)

Kanitha, a young, free-spirited Cambodian woman in her 20s, lives in modern-day Phnom Penh, working multiple jobs and choosing to live how she pleases.

DOCUMENTARY WINNER - SAVE MY SEOUL

We are excited to present the winner of our Documentary Competition in our Encore week, SAVE MY SEOUL.
8:30 pm

May 10, 2017


KING OF PEKING (ENCORE)

When video home entertainment enters the market in 90s Beijing, a former projectionist ropes his young son into starting their own pirate movie company. But easy money comes with its own price tag.

NARRATIVE WINNER - GOOK

We are excited to present the winner of our Narrative Competition in our Encore weekend, GOOK, directed by Justin Chon.
9:00 pm

May 11, 2017


FANATIC

Frustrated in a techno heavy pop infested world, Thai "Rocker" sells rock records that no one wants to buy in the heart of Saigon. When he finds a time machine in the middle of a forest, Thai decides to go back to 1996 to save rock music from disappearing and bring back the golden age of rock 'n' roll.
7:00 pm