11th Annual DC APA Film Festival

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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).

SEATING & PRICING
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

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

Synopsis:
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:
www.cambodianson.com
Trailer for Cambodian Son:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHiUw0v8YSs
Tickets Available:
http://tinyurl.com/noghl9e

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

SCREENING PRESENTED BY DC APA FILM AND THE SOUTHEAST ASIA RESOURCE ACTION CENTER (SEARAC)

FUSION Asian Celebration Night

FUSION

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!

Catch Someone I Used to Know on November 7th, 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!