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2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

WTF: Watch These Films

Shorts Programs / 111 mins

WTF: Watch These Films

Downtown Independent
May 3, 2017 9:30 pm


Filmmakers in attendance! 

These films all differ in themes, but they are here because they make you want to say “WTF” after watching. Not because they are bad, but because you may be shocked, angry or too emotional after viewing. — Ariel Du


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In This Program

  1. Pria

    Yudho Aditya / Shorts Competition, Programmers' Picks / Indonesia, USA / 2017 / 21 mins
    A teen living in rural Indonesia struggles between the traditions of his upbringing and his romantic idealization of the freedom of the West.

  2. Divine XY

    Ruelo Zendo / Philippines / 2016 / 14 mins
    Gender troubles and bureaucratic intricacies plague a hopeful overseas worker. How far will Divine go to leave her country?

  3. One Eightieth of Zhang Tianyi

    Shuhan Fan / China, USA / 2016 / 19 mins
    When Zhang Tianyi graduates from the most prestigious law school in China in 2014, he is one of 8 million young Chinese who are competing for new jobs. To stand out, Zhang Tianyi makes an outrageous career choice. He opens a small restaurant in Beijing to sell spicy rice noodles in the style of his hometown in Hunan. But, as he states, the rice noodles are just a medium to deliver his philosophy of individual empowerment.

  4. Coin Boy

    Chuan-Yang Li / Shorts Competition / Taiwan / 2016 / 24 mins
    A true story based on the director's own experience when he was in elementary school. Growing up, we all face authorities as unique individuals in many ways to learn what we should and should not do. The enforcement of regulations protects the social orders, but takes away the uniqueness of each individual. This is a story about confronting one’s self when facing authority.

  5. F**ked Up

    Kevin Lau / 17 mins
    A know-it-all Asian American teen tries to prove herself by losing her virginity on the first day of college.

  6. Sleeping with the Devil

    Alisa Yang / USA / 2016 / 24 mins
    Based on a recorded Skype exorcism and found footage, the filmmaker confronts her past growing up in the Evangelical prophetic and deliverance ministry.

Dates & Times

WTF: Watch These Films

Downtown Independent
May 3, 2017 9:30 pm