Save That Date: DC APA Film Festival, October 4-7, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

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, 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 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.