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2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

At Rush and Near Rush Shows


If a show you want to see is sold out, have hope! Limited rush tickets are available for sold-out programs. A rush line will form outside the venue one hour before show time. Seats will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis to those waiting in line by our Box Office Staff. Check out the list below of the films that are At Rush or Near Rush. Learn more about ticketing here.

Thursday | May 3, 2018


John Cho stars in this suspenseful and hyper-modern thriller about a desperate father searching for his missing teenage daughter.

Friday | May 4, 2018


When a Filipina transwoman is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women galvanize a politicial uprising, taking on hardened histories of US imperialism.
7:00 pm
Rush Only

Saturday | May 5, 2018

Itsy Bitsy Shorts

FREE PROGRAM. Love! Colors! Food! Dance! Dancing Food! This vibrant program of films is geared towards the young and the young-at-heart. All ages, imaginations, and hungry bellies welcome. A special event for children will follow the screening immediately outside because we all know what happens when we make kids wait. - Jin Yoo-Kim & David Ngo
10:00 am
Rush Only

From Vision to Reel: GenerASIANS

FREE PROGRAM. GenerASIANS showcases the Asian and Asian American experience over multiple generations from the point of view of young, emerging filmmakers. These films represent the next generation of must-see Asian American and Pacific Islander talent. - Trent Nakamura
11:00 am
Rush Only


In 1971 Hawaii, a disabled Vietnam vet rediscovers the warrior within to protect his family, defend their land, and clear his father's name.

Sunday | May 6, 2018

Forever Alone (Or Not)

Nobody wants to end up alone and unloved. And even if we might feel like it sometimes, are we really? Bring someone with you to watch these films - or don't - we promise you won't be alone for the ride. – Dorothy Xiao


FREE PROGRAM. Examine the origin, history and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already here ever to become U.S. citizens.

Monday | May 7, 2018

My So-Called Adolescence

We are resilient, stubborn, and reckless. We are sensitive, hesitant, and confused. We live in our own worlds but try to break into others’. As we come across each other in this bittersweet symphony called youth, we slowly stumble into the bewildering future together. - Lanca Li
6:30 pm
Rush Only

Feminist AF Too

What is Feminism? Does it mix well with Asian Culture and identities? Let's take an intersectional look on the artistic expression of our cultural zeitgeist, as we explore female friendship, sexuality, beauty standard, and the violence we rise against. - Ariel Du
9:30 pm
Rush Only

Tuesday | May 8, 2018


Following the death of a child, eight Māori women are confronted by guilt, pride and defeat but will ultimately risk everything for the greater good of their community.
6:30 pm
Rush Only

Second Generation Queer

sec·ond-gen·er·a·tion – adj. The offspring of immigrants to a particular country. Exploring the tension of navigating the cultural expectations of both a family from a foreign land and a society who treats you like “other,” this collection of LGBTQ shorts celebrates the beauty and texture of intersectionality. - Sheryl Santacruz

Wednesday | May 9, 2018


A beautiful and delicious meditation on love, food, and a deep connection to a place. A mouth-watering delight that will have you craving Okinawan home-cooking for days!
6:30 pm
Rush Only


The unsuccessful friends of a popular rapper have gathered for a surprise birthday party at his house, only to realize he may never show up.
9:30 pm
Rush Only

Thursday | May 10, 2018


FREE PROGRAM. A portrait of the human cost of China's one-child policy.

Beyond Our Memories

FREE PROGRAM. Whether reflecting on a successful career, continuing traditions from home in a new country, or seeking a better tomorrow in their own way, these non-fiction portraits show that a life worth living creates more than just memories. - Sheryl Santacruz