Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Until Sun May 12
Photograph: Steven Lam, Photo courtesy Visual Communications
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Time Out says
This annual film festival—now in its 29th year—simultaneously celebrates and launches the careers of Asian and Asian-American filmmakers. Established by Asian Pacific American media arts center Visual Communications, the festival offers features, documentaries and shorts, shining a light on national cinema from countries that rarely get attention in the US: China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand, among others. Films shown here highlight Asian moviemaking both in front of and behind the cameras and showcase established and emerging talent. Along with screenings, find premieres, panels, seminars and galas to round out the fest. Events are spread around LA between the Directors Guild of America, CGV Cinemas and the Art Theatre of Long Beach (2025 E 4th St). Check the website for a full schedule.