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    Asian Pacific Film Festival revisits ‘Better Luck Tomorrow,’ ‘Bronzeville’ and the L.A. riots

    Posted April 27th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

    Featured on the Los Angeles Times Connecting retrospective and introspective points of view, the 33rd edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival begins with Thursday’s opening night gala, a 15th anniversary screening of Justin Lin’s “Better Luck Tomorrow.” Screening 180 films from 33 countries over the next two weeks, the festival takes an […]


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    Chinese Sexuality, Subverted, in Taxi Stories

    Posted April 27th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

    by Allison Tate from Advocate   The new film Taxi Stories, from acclaimed writer-director Doris Yeung, tells the intersecting tales of three contemporary Asians — a closeted Beijing taxi driver, a pregnant Hong Kong trophy wife, and a Jakarta slum kid, all trying to connect with each other despite the constraints of their social class. It stars acting legend […]


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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Spotlight on Taiwan Cinema Takes Place This Week at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Festival April 27 – May 11, 2017

    Posted April 26th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

    TWO AWARD WINNING FEATURE FILMS WILL REPRESENT THE LATEST IMPORTANT CINEMA OFFERINGS FROM TAIWAN FIVE SHORT FILMS WILL TAKE CENTER STAGE WITH SOME OF TAIWAN’S NEWEST EMERGING FILMMAKERS LOS ANGELES, CA,  APRIL 26 2017 — The 33rd Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival presented by Visual Communications is proud to feature some of the best […]


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    Q&A with Ghost Magnet Roach Motel’s Shinpei Takeda

    Posted April 26th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Feature Articles

    By Martin Wong of Save Music in Chinatown In my past life, I’ve supported attended film festivals as a writer, judge, and participant. And now I just go for fun. I love independent, underground, and international movies–not to mention pretty much every trashy genre flick and a handful of arty ones–and how cool is it to […]


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    Miles From Nowhere: Reflecting on THE ROAD TO MANDALAY

    Posted April 25th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Feature Articles

    by Ashley Lin In THE ROAD TO MANDALAY, Midi Z offers an honest glimpse of the difficult path for migrant workers. Traveling from Burma, young protagonists and at first strangers, Lianqing and Guo, enter Thailand with few contacts and the same goal to find work. As they toil through the hardships of an unfamiliar environment […]


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    Spring Brings Film Festivals to Southern California

    Posted April 25th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

      By Emory Johnson of Pacific Ties   Pacific Arts Movement (PacArts) is presenting its 7th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase from April 20 to April 27, 2017. This year’s showcase will be PacArt’s largest Spring Showcase yet, screening over 20 films from 10 countries over the eight-day festival at UltraStar Mission […]


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    LAAPFF & UCLA Commemorate LA Uprising with GOOK & Panels

    Posted April 25th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

      By Cindy Maram of Dig In Magazine   The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (April 27-May 4, 2017) to present Flash Point 2017: Twenty-Five Years After the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising, a special program commemorating 25 years since the 1992 LA Uprising and it’s impact on our LA Community and country today, including […]


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    Justin Chon Interview – “Gook”

    Posted April 25th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

    Featured on LA 18 Generation Now. Generation Now’s Cindy J. Lee sits down with Justin Chon, who wrote, directed and stars in the film Gook. The drama, which is based on the 1992 L.A. riots, is the centerpiece film at the 33rd annual LA Asian Pacific Film Festival. This year marks the 25th anniversary of […]


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    SHE’S THE BOSS Showtime Change

    Posted April 24th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Updates

    The screening time for SHE’S THE BOSS has changed from Friday, May 5 at 7:30pm to Friday, May 5 at 8:00pm. It will be playing at CGV Cinemas in Buena Park. Click here to buy tickets.


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    Short & Sweet: Overcoming the Hardest Obstacles

    Posted April 24th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Feature Articles

    by Reynaldo Culannay In “Coin Boy,” fourth grader Tai faces rejection when using coins to cover the expenses of trying to pay for a school camping fee. Feeling frustrated about the situation, Tai meets with his father to do his daily routine of overseeing his claw machines where they both restock stuffed animals and collect […]


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    “White Tunnel” & “Dots”: You Don’t Need Eyes to “See”

    Posted April 24th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Feature Articles

    by Erika Vazquez “White Tunnel” is a unique animated piece that challenges the idea that we have absolute control of our lives. As it turns out in the film, our future path is actually determined by other factors. The realization that reality is like the process of walking through a “white tunnel;” it is creation that prompts […]


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    Huang Hui-Chen’s SMALL TALK is an Important Conversation

    Posted April 24th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Feature Articles

    by Ngoc Anh Ha SMALL TALK (日常對話) is a Taiwanese documentary that packs a punch while exploring the identity of a lesbian mother’s past and extraordinary relationship with her filmmaker daughter Hui-Chen Huang. Expertly crafted with long cinematic takes to truly convey the depth of topics discussed, this piece of cinema covers Asian family ties […]


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    LA Asian Pacific Film Fest to Celebrate 33 Years (Part 3)

    Posted April 24th, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

      Featured on Rafu Shimpo   Visual Communications (VC), the nation’s premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, announced its program of outstanding films and events for the upcoming 33rd edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF), running April 27 to May 4. VC celebrates 33 years as Southern California’s largest and […]


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    “Itsy Bitsy Shorts” Program Back at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival!

    Posted April 23rd, 2017 by Visual Communications in Feature Articles

    by Erika Vazquez The “Itsy Bitsy Shorts” program on Saturday, April 29th showcases films for children who love film. After a brief hiatus of the program, programmers Gena Hamamoto, Michelle Ko, Juli Kang, Helen Kim, and Azusa Oda have worked together to bring it back to the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. The program is filled with […]


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    Works of Vietnamese diaspora filmmakers to be showcased in Southern California film festivals

    Posted April 23rd, 2017 by Visual Communications in Press

      by Titi Mary Tran/Nguoi-Viet English on Người Việt Seven feature films, including two world premieres, made by Vietnamese filmmakers will be screened over the next two weeks in a pair of prominent film festivals in Southern California. Works from filmmakers Charlie Nguyen, Ham Tran, Dustin Nguyen, Nadine Truong, Dinh Thai, Ashley Duong and Luong Dinh Dung […]