11th Annual DC APA Film Festival

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DC: Disoriented Comedy


FRIDAY, JUNE 6TH, 2014 – The Burke Theatre at the U.S. Navy Memorial!Dis/orient/ed Comedy is comin!

Proudly co-presented by DC Asian Pacific American Film – APA Film:

+Aparna Nancherla – Totally Biased (FX), Conan (TBS)
+D’lo – Looking on HBO, Internationally-touring solo performer, Disoriented Comedy
+Atsuko Okatsuka – MOCAtv, LittleRock, Disoriented Comedy
+Jenny Yang - ISATv, Buzzfeed Video, Disoriented Comedy
and more comics to be announced!

Closest metro stop – Archives/Navy Memorial

Tickets will be on-sale soon. Stay tuned!

Asian Pacific American Heritage Night with the Washington Nationals

1511382_10153998007060481_7901195973983631792_nJoin us in celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Night at Nationals Park on Monday, May 5th 7PM as the Washington Nationals take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (with Hyun-Jin Ryu).

Price Location
$58* Infield Box
$31* Mezzanine Level
$18* Outfield Gallery

*Includes $4 donation. Donations will benefit DC APA Film, an organization dedicated to Asian Pacific American creatives involved with arts & film. Your contribution will also help fund the operations of their annual DC film festival.

Each ticket will have $4 donated back to DC APA Film, an all volunteer, non-profit organization.

TICKET LINK: http://mlb.com/was/ticketing/groups_events.jsp?group=apa

For more information or to purchase 13 or more tickets, please contact Soo Mee Yoon at 202.640.7714 or soomee.yoon@nationals.com.


CAMBODIAN SON – DC Preview Screening with Director and Guests


Come out on Monday, April 28th to the West End Cinema
for a DC Preview Screening of “CAMBODIAN SON”

Director Masahiro Sugano of Studio Revolt embarks on a special North American educational tour of “Cambodian Son,” his new feature documentary that follows the journey of an exiled American spoken word poet, Kosal Khiev, from the streets of Phnom Penh to the stages of London during the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Thirty-five-year-old Kosal Khiev was forced to flee Cambodia to the United States as a 1-year-old refugee. Later forcibly returned to Phnom Penh as an exiled “criminal alien,” he is a volatile, charming and talented young poet whose life begins to change when he is invited to represent Cambodia at the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

As an infant, Kosal was one of 280,000 Cambodian refugees granted asylum in the United States after fleeing massive US bombing campaigns and the Khmer Rouge genocide. Fully American in all but citizenship, Kosal and thousands of others received prison time for serious youthful mistakes and were punished again with deportation.

Kosal wrestles with the contradictions of being banned from home for life, making his way with his fellow exiles who face depression, substance abuse and suicide while finding new freedom as an international poet.

Director Masashiro Sugano will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film.
$10 only – Seats are limited so BUY EARLY!!!

For more info on the film:
Trailer for Cambodian Son:
Tickets Available:

Thanks to Josh Levin & West End Cinema for their support.


FUSION Asian Celebration Night


Come to the 5th Annual Asian Celebration Night – celebrating Asian and Asian American culture and performances at FUSION created by the Asian American Club of Thomas S. Wootton High School.

Sponsored by DC Asian Pacific American Film, Inc.

Performances by students of Wootton:

  • Stella Wei – Traditional Chinese Instrument
  • Pallavi Malla – Traditional Indian Dance

Special Guest Performances:

  • Vivian Yung, former president of the Asian American Club, and Kevin “Ohno” of the Rockvillains crew, winner of last year’s talent competition
  • Cara Kim, Singer and Rising Star Award Winner of Kollaboration DC 2013
  • Kibo Kim, Self-Defense Instructor and Filipino Martial Arts Expert
  • Alice J Park, Singer and Finalist of Kollaboration DC 2011
  • The Beginners, MD-Based Dance Group led by Garrett Taira
  • David Tauler, Lead Singer of Dave Tauler Music Group
  • SNRG Music – Hip Hop brothers, BeaU & Aaron, and DJ AAROCK

All this for only $5 dollars (includes refreshments) at the door.

All proceeds help support the Asian American Club of Thomas S. Wootton High School.

Please come out and support by enjoying a great show!