WASHINGTON, D.C. – The critically acclaimed film Au Revoir Taipei – an award winner at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival this year – will make its Washington D.C. premiere at the 11th Annual D.C. Asian Pacific American Film Festival on October 7, 2010. Au Revoir Taipei, executive produced by Palme d’Or winner Wim Wenders, will screen at Landmark’s E Street Cinema at 7:30 p.m. as the festival’s Opening Night film.
DC APA Film is delighted to have TECRO – Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S. – as its Opening Night sponsor.
“With 10 years of success, (DC APA Film) has become one of the most prominent film festivals of its type,” said Ambassador Jason C. Yuan of TECRO. “TECRO is very proud that Au Revoir, Taipei was chosen to open the 11th DC APA (Film Festival).”
In his feature length debut, director and winner of DC APA Film’s 2007 “Best Narrative Short” award Arvin Chen returns to the vibrant streets of Taipei in this charming film about old loves and new loves found. “His success symbolizes the passing of the torch and the rise of a new wave of cinematic talents in Taiwan films,” said Ambassador Yuan.
This whimsical romantic caper brims over with gorgeous cinematography and a fitting jazzy score that captures the seductive beauty and personality of Taiwan’s metropolis. “We hope that the audience will get to know the city through the film and will eventually visit spots where this film was shot,” said Ambassador Yuan.
DC APA Film’s festival will take place from October 7-16, 2010 at venues such as the Smithsonian Institute’s Freer and Sackler Galleries, the National Museum of the American Indian, the Goethe-Institut and E Street Cinema. Throughout the festival there will be daily raffles where audience members can win t-shirts, subscriptions to Asian American magazines such as Hyphen and Giant Robot and much more. For more information and to view the festival schedule, visit www.apafilm.org
D.C. Asian Pacific American (APA) Film is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, devoted to encouraging the artistic development of APA media artists and raising public awareness of APA media arts through an annual festival and other events in the Washington, D.C. area. It is the only Asian Pacific American film festival held in the D.C. region. In addition to the film festival, DC APA Film sponsors a summer-long P.O.V. (Point-of-View) Youth Filmmaker Workshop, which is a youth filmmaking training program designed to empower mirrors and wall art online provide a voice to local APA youth by teaching them the art of movie-making.
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