LINSANITY Leads Full Program for LA Asian Pacific Film Fest 2013

Ryland Aldrich, Festivals Editor



Southern California's largest AP fest, the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, is coming right up and the fine folks at Visual Communications have just announced the full lineup. Things kick off May 2 at the DGA with Evan Jackson Leong's Sundance docu Linsanity. Centerpiece presentations include Tadashi Nakamura's Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings and Arvin Chen's latest romcom Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?. Japanese comedy Key of Life by Kenji Uchida will close things out on May 12.

"The LAAPFF has become one of the main stops on the festival circuit for these major award winning festival films," states Abraham Ferrer, LAAPFF Senior Programmer. "We are honored to showcase these important voices from our filmmakers from around the world bringing their films to Southern California."

There are plenty of names of filmmakers in the program that will be familiar to Twitch readers. Check out the full list below and we'll have more from the festival as it draws nearer.

The 2013 documentary competition line-up includes:
A RIVER CHANGES COURSE - Kalyanee Mam (Cambodia/United States)
HARANA - Benito Bautista (Philippines/United States)
JAKE SHIMAUKURO: LIFE ON FOUR STRINGS - Tadashi Nakamura (United States)
LINSANITY  - Evan Jackson Leong (United States) 
RASKAL LOVE - Byron Q (United States)
STATELESS - Duc Nguyen (United States)
TO WEAVE A NAME (E Haku Inoa) - Christen Marquez (United States) 
TONGUES OF HEAVEN - Anita Chang (United States / Taiwan)
WHEN I WALK - Jason DaSilva (United States/Canada)
XMAS WITHOUT CHINA - Alicia Dwyer (United States) 

The 2013 narrative competition line-up includes:
ABIGAIL HARM - Lee Isaac Chung (United States)
BEST FRIENDS FOREVER - Brea Grant (United States)
CHINK - Stanley Yung (United States)
THE HAUMANA - Keo Woolford (United States)
THE PLAYBACK SINGER - Suju Vijayan (United States)
SAKE-BOMB - Junya Sakino (United States)
SOMEONE I USED TO KNOW - Nadine Truong (United States)
 
The 2013 international showcase line-up includes:
COMRADE KIM GOES FLYING - Kim Gwang-hun, Nicholas Bonner, Anja Daelemans (North Korea/Belgium/United Kingdom)
DREAMS FOR SALE (Yume Uru Futari) - Miwa Nishikawa (Japan)
FALLEN CITY - Zaho Qi (People's Republic of China)
JISEUL - O Muel (South Korea)
KEY OF LIFE (Kagi Dorobo no Mesotdo) - Uchida Kenji (Japan)
THE SOUND OF CRICKETS AT NIGHT (Ainikien Jidjid ilo Boñ) - Jack Niedenthal, Suzanne Chutaro (Marshall Islands)
TOKYO BOY - Sato Yoshinori (Japan)
TOUCH OF THE LIGHT - Chang Jung-Chi (Taiwan, ROC)
WHAT ISN'T THERE (Ang Nawawalang) - Marie Jamora (Philippines)
WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW? - Arvin Chen (Taiwan, ROC)

The 2013 line-up of special presentations includes:
DEAD DAD - Ken J. Adachi (United States)
HAFU: THE MIXED RACE EXPERIENCE IN JAPAN - Lara Perez Takagi, Megumi Nishikura (Japan)
NICE GIRLS CREW: SEASON 2 - Tanuj Chopra (United States)
YELLOWFACE - Jeff Liu (United States) 
"Secret Screening Presentation" - (United States, South Korea)

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