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To commemorate Filipino American History Month, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program presents a screening of the film Amigo and a conversation with the director: the critically acclaimed and Oscar-nominated John Sayles.

Amigo, the 17th feature film from Sayles, provides an optic on the easily forgotten history of the Philippine-American War, a short lived but brutal war that claimed the lives of about 4,000 Americans and between 200,000 to 600,000 Filipinos. Amigo stars legendary Filipino actor Joel Torre as Rafael, a village mayor caught in the crossfire of the war, and Academy-Award winner, Chris Cooper, as U.S. Colonel Hardacre. Filipino American scholar Theo Gonzalves, a professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will moderate the conversation with Sayles.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 from 6 to 9 p.m. (FREE)
WHERE: Rasmuson Theater, National Museum of the American Indian, 4th Street + Independence Ave, SW



Surrogate Valentine Trailer HD from goh nakamura on Vimeo.

Join us Saturday night for a fantastic night of movie and music, not to mention fabulous food and drink at the Closing Night reception after the screening.

The Film:
Goh Nakamura (playing himself) is a San Francisco musician trying to break into the music scene. In the meantime, he agrees to do a favor for a filmmaker friend and teaches TV star Danny (Chadd Stoops) how to play the guitar for his upcoming movie role. In an attempt to learn the ins and outs of being a “rock star,” Danny follows Goh on his West Coast tour. Read More »


PATANG (The Kite) Wins Best Feature Film at 2011 DC APA Film Fest

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 »


Flashes - screening at 9 p.m.

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 »