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Our Picks For The 2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival


The Annual Gather-up of Los Angeles Asians in Entertainment is upon us.

I mean, the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

Starting tomorrow, from April 27 to May 4, the LAAPFF will showcase a week of films from the opening of Better Luck Tomorrow for its 15th anniversary, the centerpiece Gook starring Justin Chon, the closing film Columbus with John Cho as the romantic lead, and a whole slew of shorts and features in between.

To be exact, there are 45 features and 139 shorts to choose from. Here are the few select ones that have caught my attention as Josephine Chang and I will cover the festival:

That’s me on the bottom right cowering on the floor.

We’ll start with that for now and if there are any new films and short film programs that catch my attention, I will be sure to review them here as we will also be utilizing The Nerds Of Color Twitter handle to talk about all things LAAPFF.

It must also be noted that the festival’s career achievement award for this year will be given to John Cho, whose films will be quite present throughout the festival as they will be screening three films starring him, including Better Luck Tomorrow, a 20th anniversary showing of Yellow, and the closer Columbus. So if you’re a lover of John Cho, you would do yourself a solid by checking out all three screenings.

Who doesn’t love some John Cho goodness?

The 2017 Los Angeles Asian Film Festival will once again be playing in LA from April 27th to May 4th with reruns playing in the OC area from May 5th to 11th. The eight day festival will take place at various SoCal venues, including sites in Hollywood, the downtown arts district, Koreatown, Little Tokyo, and Westwood. The day after the fest closer, May 5, Buena Park will host encore-presentation screenings of many of the films.

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