Heard from the good folks down at the DC APA Film Festial and you'll definitely want to get on down and check this out if you're in the DC area -- or close by, or even far away (because doesn't everyone need a vacation?)
APA Film Announces the 13th Annual
DC Asian Pacific American Film
Festival, October 4-7, 2012
Washington, DC – DC Asian American Film, Inc. (APA Film) is pleased to announce the 13th annual DC APA Film Festival on October 4-7, 2012.
This year’s Opening Night presentation, on Thursday, October 4, is MR. CAO GOES TO WASHINGTON, presented in partnership with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American (APA) Program at the E Street Landmark Theatre. This film is a character study of then-Rep. Joseph Cao (R-New Orleans), the first Vietnamese-American elected to the Congress and the only Republican to vote for President Obama’s Health Care Reform Bill.
“This is an amazing film festival this year. We’re presenting a great lineup of films, special guests, and partnerships with local businesses for great post-film receptions. We’ll have Q&A sessions with special guests to allow a unique insight into the films for our audiences and provide a rare opportunity to view otherwise hard to access cinema,” said Festival Director Tiffany Chen.
Closing the 2012 DC APA Film Festival will be DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’: EVERYMAN’S JOURNEY and SHANGHAI CALLING on October 6.
DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’: EVERYMAN’S JOURNEY is a documentary following the ups and downs as the seminal band Journey goes on tour with their new lead singer found via youtube.com, Arnel Pineda. SHANGHAI CALLING is a feature film that follows New York attorney Sam (Daniel Henney) as he reluctantly moves to Shanghai for business. Relying on the help of a relocation specialist (Eliza Coupe), a well-connected ex-pat (Bill Paxton), a clever journalist (Geng Le), and a street-smart legal assistant (Zhu Zhu), Sam might just find his true calling and a way home.
The film festival will be showing films from October 5-7. Please visit the festival website at http://www.apafilm2012.com/ for a full line up of film and special events.
The DC APA Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) with a mission to bring attention to the creative output from APA communities and encourage the artistic development of APA films in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan region.