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2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Pink House, Pink Home

Shorts Programs / 84 mins

Pink House, Pink Home

Downtown Independent
April 29, 2017 11:30 am


Filmmakers in attendance! 

In private living rooms, within community art spaces, on city streets, and across moviescapes, trans and queer folk dare to dream of home. — Erica R. Cho


Community Partners: Pakistan Arts Council at USC Pacific Asia MuseumSatrang

In This Program

  1. Semiotics of Sab

    Tina Takemoto / USA / 2016 / 5 mins
    An oblique portrait of gay Japanese American actor, Sab Shimono, whose work on stage and screen spans more than five decades. The grammatology of his career attests to conflicting lexicons of race, representation, and selfhood.

  2. Sounds Like the Sound of Music

    Bruce Yonemoto / Peru / 2005 / 14 mins
    Sounds Like the Sound of Music engages the Peruvian culture by translating an iconographic American musical song into the indigenous Incan language of Quechua. This representation will, offer an insight to a colonized culture that has successfully coexisted to this day with the dominant societies of Europe and the US. The Quechua language is spoken by 13 million people across the Andes and South America. Sadly, Star Wars' disgusting villain, Jabba the Hut speaks Quechua.

  3. Escaping Agra

    Pallavi Somusetty / India, USA / 2016 / 23 mins
    ESCAPING AGRA is a 23-minute documentary about Naveen Bhat, who is trapped in India after their parents find out about their gender and sexual orientation. ESCAPING AGRA documents their journey to battle their parents in court, and piece their life back together. Please note: Naveen, whose gender is non-binary, uses they/them pronouns.

  4. The Streets Are Ours: Two Lives Cross in Karachi

    Michelle Fiordaliso / Pakistan, USA / 2016 / 17 mins
    When Fawzia Mirza, an American actress meets Sabeen Mahmud, a world-renowned Pakistani activist and founder of a progressive cafe (T2F) in Karachi, Mirza’s life purpose gets defined.

  5. I’m Fine

    Lucretia Knapp / Taiwan / 2016 / 23 mins
    A poetic documentary that brings the viewer into the household of two people who share an apartment, but express their own histories within different Tongzhi (LGBTQ) communities.

  6. Separar

    Mainak Dhar / USA / 2016 / 11 mins
    A clean home, a few drinks, and a long overdue conversation. Where does a relationship go when it has nowhere else to go?

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Dates & Times

Pink House, Pink Home

Downtown Independent
April 29, 2017 11:30 am