Friday, May 5, 2017

Asian Pacific Film Fest Expands to OC

Buena Park -  The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival tonight expands to Orange County, with a lineup of winning films as well as a special series on films from Vietnam, in association with the Viet Film Festival.

Opening the OC portion of the Asian Pacific Film Festival is OC-raised Ham Tran, who directs a comedic look at a workplace affair.  "She's the Boss" (2017) features two co-workers (Miu Le and Anh Do) whose secret relationship risks compromising their jobs.  The film screens tonight at the new Buena Park CGV, at 8 pm.

Other Vietnam films are on Saturday, May 6, 2017: "Father and Son" (Luong Dinh Hung, Dir., 2016) about a young boy and his father living in a mountainous area (4:30 pm); and "Jackpot" (Dustin Nguyen, Dir., 2015), about a middle-age con artist who meets a lottery-ticket hawker (7 p.m.).

On May 11, at 7 pm is "Fantatic" (Charlie Nguyen, Dir., 2016), about at rocker who sells records in Saigon and goes back to the golden age of rock music via time machine.

Other International Films 
On Sunday at 5:30 pm is "Lipstick Under My Burkha (Alankrita Shrivastava, Dir. 2016) a film from India that has faced censorship problems in its native India.

On is a film that has been apparently banned in China: "Plastic China, Jiuliang Wang, Dir., 2016). This festival winning Asian international feature shows a destitute family eking out a living processing plastic that comes from your recycling in western countries like the U.S.

For details on these and other films and on ticketing, see: OC Festival.

-- Daniel C. Tsang

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