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Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC

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!


  1. 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


  2. 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


  3. 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

    RELOCATION, ARKANSAS – AFTERMATH OF INCARCERATION (ENCORE)

    CGV Buena Park
    May 6, 2017 11:30 am


  4. Resistance At Tule Lake

    Konrad Aderer / LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC, Documentary Competition / 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

    RESISTANCE AT TULE LAKE (ENCORE)

    CGV Buena Park
    May 6, 2017 2:00 pm


  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


  6. 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


  7. Who Is Arthur Chu?

    Yu Gu, Scott Drucker / LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC, Documentary Competition / USA / 2017 / 90 mins
    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.
    WHO IS ARTHUR CHU?

    Downtown Independent
    May 1, 2017 9:30 pm

    WHO IS ARTHUR CHU? (ENCORE)

    CGV Buena Park
    May 6, 2017 9:30 pm


  8. Mele Murals

    Tadashi Nakamura / LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC, Documentary Competition / 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

    MELE MURALS (ENCORE)

    CGV Buena Park
    May 7, 2017 1:00 pm


  9. Finding Kukan

    Robin Lung / LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC, Documentary Competition / 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

    FINDING KUKAN (ENCORE)

    CGV Buena Park
    May 7, 2017 3:00 pm


  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


  11. Asian International Winner – PLASTIC CHINA

    Jiu-Liang Wang / LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC / 82 mins
    We are excited to present the winner of our International Competition in our Encore weekend, PLASTIC CHINA.
    INTERNATIONAL WINNER – PLASTIC CHINA

    CGV Buena Park
    May 7, 2017 8:00 pm


  12. Diamond Island

    Davy Chou / LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC, International Competition / 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

    DIAMOND ISLAND (ENCORE)

    CGV Buena Park
    May 8, 2017 6:30 pm


  13. Shorts Winners + HBO APA Visionaries Winner

    LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC / 68 mins
    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.
    Shorts Winners & HBO APA Visionaries Winner (Encore screening)

    CGV Buena Park
    May 8, 2017 8:45 pm


  14. Turn Left Turn Right

    Douglas Seok / LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC, International Competition / Cambodia, South Korea, USA / 2016 / 68 mins
    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.
    TURN LEFT TURN RIGHT

    Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
    May 1, 2017 6:00 pm

    TURN LEFT TURN RIGHT (ENCORE)

    CGV Buena Park
    May 9, 2017 6:30 pm


  15. Documentary Winner – SAVE MY SEOUL

    Jason Y. Lee / LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC / 60 mins
    We are excited to present the winner of our Documentary Competition in our Encore week, SAVE MY SEOUL.
    DOCUMENTARY WINNER – SAVE MY SEOUL

    CGV Buena Park
    May 9, 2017 8:30 pm