WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 ̶ D.C. Asian Pacific American Film is thrilled to award its Best Narrative Feature Award to director Prashant Bhargava and his feature film debut PATANG (The Kite). PATANG will screen Saturday, October 15, 4 p.m. at the Goethe-Institut in Washington D.C. Read More »
This is going to be an amazing weekend for Asian Americans in the arts! Come check out our 7 pm screening of Surrogate Valentine, and you can still make it over to the Artisphere in Rosslyn, VA for the Sulu DC October show (our community partners in crime in the Asian-American arts) starting at 9 p.m.! In fact, if you bring your Surrogate Valentine ticket stub to the Artisphere, you will get $5 off of the admission price. Read More »
Yoon Myung and Tai Sook Suh immigrated to America for a better life for their children, Andrew and Catherine. But their pursuit of happiness quickly became riddled with misfortune, culminating on September 25, 1993, when Andrew shot and killed his older sister’s fiancé of eight years, Robert O’Dubaine, at Catherine’s bidding. Why did he do it? Watch this compelling film House of Suh on Friday, Oct. 14 at the U.S. Navy Memorial Theater.
Our festival is winding down. Come out to see some of our very best on Friday.
D.C. APA Film is known for showing the best short films from around the country + all over the world. Friday we will screen Savasana - winner of our Best Narrative Short award. Savasana is part of the Mysterio/Mysteré shorts program. These films embark upon the world of the extraordinary: imagination and inspiration; freezing time; humanity’s reliance upon futuristic technology; and the desire for the unattainable. Read More »
Paging all our RomCom peeps:
D.C. APA Film has gone all over the world (okay just the D.C. area, specifically the NW) to bring you Taiwan’s blockbuster film Cape No. 7. This romantic comedy music-drama is the second-highest grossing film in the country’s history, second only to that boat movie directed by the dude who did Avatar. So we hope to see all of our RomCom fans Thursday, Oct. 13 at E Street Cinema.
The sponsor of this film, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) will be giving away special Centennial Pins commemorating the 100th birthday of the Republic of China. Read More »
We have some incredible documentaries for you today. We kick off the screenings with The Lulu Sessions at 2 p.m at the Goethe-Institut. This is an award-winning and critically acclaimed film – it won our 2011 Best Documentary Feature winner. The Lulu Sessions also captured our prestigious George C. Lin Emerging Filmmaker prize, awarded to director S. Casper Wong. We will be presenting the award to her after the screening. L.A. Weekly called this film a “Must-see documentary.” It has garnered so many special accolades, this is a truly special film that you do not want to miss. Read More »
We’ve got a packed lineup today. Here’s a rundown on what is screening today:
Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words, 1 p.m.
Star of both silent and sound pictures, Chinese American actress Anna May Wong lent her unmatched talent to such lauded works as Shanghai Express alongside Marlene Dietrich. She was the first Chinese American movie star, and started out in silent films at age 17. Read More »
A 75-min workshop on how new technology is revolutionizing citizen journalism and breaking down the barriers to power. Annabel Park and Eric Byler, co-directors of 9500 Liberty and co-founders of the Coffee Party, will show you some easy ways you can become part of the revolution to have truth-driven media overpower profit-driven media. Bring your smartphones or laptops.
FREE EVENT! Seating limited to the first 30 attendees, 3pm to 4:30pm, at Goethe-Institut on Sunday 10/9
Have you checked out our 2011 APA Film Festival trailer yet?
Lots of exciting films! Get your tickets today!
Editor: Wyman Lee
Music: Inara Sunset, D.C. local band who will be performing at the Closing Night reception. “California Winter Storm” written by Ron Sanchez
Check out our great lineup tonight, starting at 7 p.m:
Close Encounter of Mahjong
Five people meet in a tiny Chinese apartment for an afternoon game of mahjong, a traditional Chinese tile game. But everyone has something to hide in this stylized black comedy. Preceeded by the short Digital Antiquities. Read More »