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2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Narrative Feature Competition

Prepare to be challenged, enlightened, shocked, and entertained as we proudly roll out this year’s excellent slate of North American Narrative Feature nominees.


  1. AUGUST AT AKIKO’S

    Christopher Makoto Yogi / Narrative Feature Competition / USA / 2017 / Arthouse, Drama, Music / 76 mins
    Musician Alex Zhang Hungtai (Dirty Beaches, Last Lizard) returns to the Big Island of Hawai‘i to reconnect with his roots.

    Preceded by: SOLO

    AUGUST AT AKIKO’S

    Downtown Independent
    May 6, 2018 7:15 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  2. THE FEVER AND THE FRET

    Cath Gulick / Narrative Feature Competition / USA / 2017 / Arthouse, Coming of Age, Drama, Experimental, Fantasy, Women / 76 mins
    A troubled young girl is tormented by bullies and enters an altered state.

    Preceded by: ELLA

    THE FEVER AND THE FRET

    Regal L.A. Live - Theatre 14
    May 9, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  3. FISH BONES

    Joanne Park / Narrative Feature Competition / USA / 2017 / Arthouse, Coming of Age, Drama, Experimental, LGBTQIA+, Music, Romance, Women / 82 mins
    A young Korean woman must choose between her personal desires and her family's conventional expectations.

  4. FOR IZZY

    Alex Chu / Narrative Feature Competition / USA / 2018 / Animation, Arthouse, Coming of Age, Drama, LGBTQIA+, Romance, Social Issues, Women / 84 mins
    A recovering addict and her single mother move in next door to a widowed father and his adult daughter with autism.

  5. HANH, SOLO

    Jason Taylor / Narrative Feature Competition / USA / 2017 / Comedy, Coming of Age, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Women / 86 mins
    Stuck dating guys she doesn't like and working at her dead-end job, Hanh finally finds the courage to pursue her dreams.

    Preceded by: SALAMAGAN


  6. STAND UP MAN

    Aram Siu Wai Collier / Narrative Feature Competition / Canada / 2017 / Comedy, Drama, Family, International / 85 mins
    A comedian is forced to move home and work in the family restaurant.
    STAND UP MAN

    Regal L.A. Live - Theatre 12
    May 7, 2018 9:45 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  7. WHITE RABBIT

    Daryl Wein / Narrative Feature Competition / USA / 2018 / Arthouse, Comedy, Drama, LGBTQIA+, Romance, Women / 71 mins
    A dramatic comedy following a Korean American performance artist who struggles to be authentically heard and seen through her multiple identities in modern Los Angeles.

    Preceded by: END OF THE LINE

    WHITE RABBIT

    Regal L.A. Live - Theatre 13
    May 7, 2018 9:15 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  8. FICTION & OTHER REALITIES

    Bobby Choy, Steve Lee / Special Features, Narrative Feature Competition / South Korea, USA / 2018 / Drama, Music / 85 mins
    Inspired by Bobby Choy's (aka Big Phony) life, a struggling musician befriends a woman in Seoul while traveling as a roadie with his best friend's band.
    CENTERPIECE: FICTION & OTHER REALITIES

    Aratani Theatre
    May 5, 2018 8:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets