DC Asian American Film, Inc. (APA Film) is pleased to announce the 2012 DC APA Film Festival on October 4-7, 2012. Now for its 13th year, the DC APA Film Festival will continue at the nation’s capital, presenting a handful of narrative, documentary, animated, and experimental films that both entertain and educate. The festival will be held at city’s top venues including Smithsonian Freer-Sackler Galleries, Goethe Institute, E Street Landmark Theatres, Bethesda Row Cinema, Navy Memorial Theater and more, featuring non-stop screenings and numerous special events such as panel discussions, filmmaker Q&As, etc.
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.
Closing the 2012 DC APA Film Festival will be DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’: EVERYMAN’S JOURNEY and SHANGHAI CALLING on October 6. 2012. 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, 2012. Please visit the festival website here for a full line up of film and special events.
2012 DC APA Film Festival Promo (Japanese)
2012 DC APA Film Festival Promo (Portuguese)