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Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC

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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, as well as the award-winning LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA at CGV Cinema’s new location at The Source in Buena Park.


  1. Chee and T (ENCORE)

    Tanuj Chopra / LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC / USA / 2016 / 80 mins
    A buddy movie about the last two brown guys in Silicon Valley who have nothing to do with technology.
    CHEE and T (ENCORE)

    CGV Buena Park
    May 5, 2017 10:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  2. Diamond Island

    Davy Chou / International Competition, LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC / Cambodia, France, Germany / 2016 / 104 mins
    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.
    DIAMOND ISLAND

    Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
    May 1, 2017 8:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    DIAMOND ISLAND (ENCORE)

    CGV Buena Park
    May 8, 2017 6:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  3. Documentary Competition

    Documentary Winner

    LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC
    We are excited to present the winner of our Documentary Competition in our Encore weekend. This year’s Documentary Competition is distinguished by emerging artists with exciting untold stories as well as subjects which hold super-apt relevancy to our changing worldview(s) today. Stay tuned!
    DOCUMENTARY WINNER

    CGV Buena Park
    May 9, 2017 8:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  4. Fanatic

    Charlie Nguyen / LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC / Vietnam / 2016 / 103 mins
    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.
    FANATIC

    CGV Buena Park
    May 11, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  5. Father And Son

    Luong Dinh Dung / LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC / Vietnam / 2016 / 90 mins
    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.
    FATHER AND SON

    CGV Buena Park
    May 6, 2017 4:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  6. Finding Kukan

    Robin Lung / Documentary Competition, LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC / USA / 2016 / 76 mins
    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.
    FINDING KUKAN

    Tateuchi Democracy Forum
    April 30, 2017 2:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    FINDING KUKAN (ENCORE)

    CGV Buena Park
    May 7, 2017 3:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  7. International Competition

    Asian International Winner

    LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC
    We are excited to present the winner of our International Competition in our Encore weekend. Featuring several U.S. Premieres, our International Competition films offer a smorgasbord of both documentary and narrative works which explore and reflect the stories of our time. We’re excited to bring you the best and most provocative cinematic voices from Asia and the diaspora. Stay tuned!
    ASIAN INTERNATIONAL WINNER

    CGV Buena Park
    May 7, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  8. Jackpot

    Dustin Nguyen / LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC / Vietnam / 2015 / 90 mins
    Inspired by a true event of a poor countryside lottery peddler who returned the winning lottery tickets to its rightful owner.
    JACKPOT

    CGV Buena Park
    May 6, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  9. King of Peking

    Sam Voutas / International Competition, LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC / Australia, China, USA / 2017 / 88 mins
    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.
    KING OF PEKING

    Downtown Independent
    May 2, 2017 9:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    KING OF PEKING (ENCORE)

    CGV Buena Park
    May 10, 2017 6:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  10. Lipstick Under My Burkha

    Alankrita Shrivastava / LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC, Special Presentation / India / 2016 / 116 mins
    Trapped in their own worlds, four women claim their desires through secret acts of rebellion.
    LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA

    CGV Buena Park
    May 7, 2017 5:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  11. Mele Murals

    Tadashi Nakamura / Documentary Competition, LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC / USA / 2016 / 65 mins
    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.
    MELE MURALS

    Tateuchi Democracy Forum
    April 30, 2017 5:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    MELE MURALS (ENCORE)

    CGV Buena Park
    May 7, 2017 1:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  12. Narrative Competition

    Narrative Winner

    LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC
    We are excited to present the winner of our Narrative Competition in our Encore weekend. Prepare to be challenged, enlightened, shocked, and entertained as we proudly roll out this year’s excellent slate of narrative feature nominees. Stay tuned!
    NARRATIVE WINNER

    CGV Buena Park
    May 10, 2017 9:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    Relocation, Arkansas – Aftermath of Incarceration

    Vivienne Schiffer / LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC, Special Presentation / USA / 2016 / 79 mins
    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.
    RELOCATION, ARKANSAS – AFTERMATH OF INCARCERATION

    Tateuchi Democracy Forum
    April 28, 2017 4:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    RELOCATION, ARKANSAS – AFTERMATH OF INCARCERATION (ENCORE)

    CGV Buena Park
    May 6, 2017 11:30 am Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  14. Resistance At Tule Lake

    Konrad Aderer / Documentary Competition, LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC / USA / 2017 / 78 mins
    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.
    RESISTANCE AT TULE LAKE

    Tateuchi Democracy Forum
    April 28, 2017 8:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    RESISTANCE AT TULE LAKE (ENCORE)

    CGV Buena Park
    May 6, 2017 2:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  15. She’s The Boss

    Ham Tran / LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC / Vietnam / 2017 / 114 mins
    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.
    SHE’S THE BOSS (Ban Gai Toi La Sep)

    CGV Buena Park
    May 5, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets