Top 10 Picks: Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2016

by Tom Nguyen

The 32nd annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) opens Thursday, April 21, with the world premiere of “The Tiger Hunter”, at Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo, and screens a diverse array of 140 films (34 features and 106 short films) through Thursday, April 28, when it closes with “Pali Road”, at Directors Guild of America.

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Top 10 Picks for Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2015

by Tom Nguyen

The 31st annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival runs April 23-30 and is the premiere film festival of the year in LA, showcasing Asian Pacific American and Asian international cinema. The festival is showing over 140 feature length and short films across screens in 3 LA neighborhoods: Little Tokyo/DTLA, Koreatown and West Hollywood. There are so many gems in this year’s lineup, I was hard-pressed to come up with a top 10, so here they are, along with some great contenders for my attention:

Twinsters – The remarkable true story of twin sisters separated at birth as adoptees and living on separate continents, when one discovers the other by chance on the internet.

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