Posted at: November 2, 2013
Join DC APA film for a free screening of Someone I Used to Know on Thursday, November 7 at Busboys & Poets followed by a Q&A session with director Nadine Truong and actor/producer Brian Yang!
Charlie has recently lost his girlfriend and job and is definitely not living the life he imagined for himself. He meets up with his high school friends, Luke and Danny, at a LA nightclub to catch up. They run into another trio and the strangers go back to Luke’s place for a “few more drinks”. As the night wears on, there are confessions and revelations.
The film deals with the disappointment when adulthood doesn’t meet expectations. The film looks moody and atmospheric and the direction and writing has been receiving praise.
Someone I Used to Know was produced by 408 films and shot in LA ion 17 days on a small budget and funded in part via Kickstarter. Come support Asian American filmmakers and talent! Learn more about the direction and production of the film when director Nadine Truong and actor/producer Brian Yang stop by the screening of Someone I Used to Know on November 27th at Busboys & Poets.
The Film: Someone I Used to Know
Screening Time: Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 6 PM
The Venue: Busboys & Poets at 5th & K
Run Time: 79 minutes
Catch the trailer here! Sign up for the waiting list here!
Posted at: October 10, 2013
APAFilm’s 2013 Free Fall Film Series continues this weekend with HAFU (Saturday, 10/12)(new documentary about the mixed race experience in Japan) and our “APA Stereotypes in Hollywood” panel (Sunday, 10/13) including special guests in media (AngryAsianMan.com blogger Phil Yu and NPR’s Kat Chow), film (director Stephen Dypianco, actor Aaron Takahashi), community leaders (Christian Oh and Simone Jacobsen) and human beatbox Chip Han.
Our RSVP lists for HAFU on Saturday, 10/12 and for the panel Sunday, 10/13 are completely full at the moment, but you can still sign up to be on the waiting lists for possible last-minute availability.
Don’t forget to join us at DAIKAYA Ramen‘s upstairs izakaya (705 6th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001) for happy hour specials from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. after the HAFU screening on 10/12.
Limited seats are still available for our 11/7 screening for “Someone I Used to Know” directed by Nadine Truong, so RSVP here now!
If you’re not attending, as you can clearly see, you’re missing out!
Posted at: October 3, 2013
It’s official. Due to the government shut down, this event is now going to be at the Goethe-Institut at 2:30pm. The show always goes on!
WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW?
followed by Q&A with editor Justin Guerrieri
*This event is part of Asian Pacific American Film – APA Film’s 2013 Free Fall Series.
Film fans who enjoyed the romantic comedy Au Revoir Taipei are in for a treat! APA Film, in collaboration with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative’s Office (TECRO), is proud to present the D.C. premiere of Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?, the new hit comedy-drama by writer/director Arvin Chen. The film will screen for FREE at the Goethe-Institut on October 6, Sunday at 2:30pm. A Q&A with film editor Justin Guerrieri, who grew up in the DC area, will follow the screening.
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? defies the clichés of romantic comedies and tackles the dilemmas and conundrums in the relationships and lives of modern men and women. The film premiered in Berlin and Tribeca (N.Y), and will be released in the U.S. in December 2013 but you can see it in October for free!
Director Arvin Chen | Taiwan, 2013 | 104 Minute Running Time
See the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_FT65tWcHU
Film website: http://www.filmmovement.com/filmcatalog/index.asp?MerchandiseID=336
Seating for the film is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open approximately 15 minutes before the show.
Posted at: October 2, 2013
As part of kicking off our new Fall 2013 Program, APAFilm is proud to participate in our community partner FYP-DC‘s (Filipino Young Professionals – DC) upcoming Fil-Am Community Fair this Saturday, 10/5 (10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), at the Philippine Embassy!
We’re honored to join other local organizations such as AALead, NAPAWF-DC, KAYA (Filipinos for Progress), APALA-DC (Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance), among many others, to connect with talented students at local universities who are interested in bringing their energy, skills and gifts to our community.
APAFilm is always looking for new volunteers to help us find ways to support the voices and faces of Asian Americans in the film/media arts. Meet us there to find out how, and see you then!