FilAm Creative is happy to once again sponsor films for the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival 2014. Click on the links to find out more about the films. Use discount code FILAMC to get $11 tickets to the following 3 films:
Tuesday, May 06 7:00 PM CGV Cinemas 3
Mando injures himself in the middle of the forest at the foot of the Mayon Volcano. He will be nursed back to health by a mysterious woman, Salome. They will eventually fall in love with each other. But when Mando invites her to come with him to the plains, Salome refuses, saying a curse prohibits her from leaving the forest. Salome holds a secret that will devastate Mando’s love for her. Meanwhile, Mando relies on his devotion to the Virgin of Peñafrancia to lift the curse, making him realize just how inextricably linked are the virtues of love and faith.
Trailer and more info at http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/devotion_2014
(North American Premiere)
Saturday, May 03 7:30 PM Directors Guild of America 2
Featuring FAC’s Abe Pagtama
Maven, a cinematographer for Filipino films in the ‘80s during his better days, gets by bootlegging theatrical films by shooting them with his outdated video camera and selling them to video pirates. Troubled, detached and heartbroken, Maven wanders the streets with his camera shooting tape after tape of everyday scenes until one night he comes across a fracas in the street. By capturing the fight, he subsequently becomes entangled in the investigation with the police and his world suddenly gets a jolt.
Trailer and more info at http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/rekorder_2014
Wednesday, May 07 7:00 PM CGV Cinemas 2
Alfonso “Borgy” Torre’s KABISERA follows what happens when a fisherman finds himself in the middle of the shabu or meth trade in his Philippine village.
Trailer and more info at http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/head_of_the_table_2014
Other Filipino made or themed films:
“Awesome Asian Bad Guys”
by FAC’s Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco
Saturday, May 03 9:45 PM Directors Guild of America 1
Friday, May 09 9:45 PM Tateuchi Democracy Forum
Tamlyn Tomita avails upon the National Film Society guys (Patrick Epino, Stephen Dypiangco) to assemble a team of veteran Asian American bad-guy actors for the purpose of avenging a dastardly wrong, executed by one Aaron Takahashi (Aaron Takahashi), the leader of the ruthless Wang Chung crime syndicate. Unfortunately, the motley crew of “legendary” Asian American heavies they put together — Al Leong, Yuji Okumoto, George Cheung and Randall Park (whose sole purpose seems to be the “useless” and not-quite-awesome Asian Bad Guy) — can’t stand each other.
Sunday, May 04 12:00 PM CGV Cinemas 2
Writer/director Miko Livelo takes a downer of a subject and skillfully and lovingly mashes it up with a tribute to Japanese sentai programs from the ’80s in which giant, colorful robots save the world from skyscraper-sized rubber-suited monsters over cardboard cities. The weapons are cool, the villains are awesome, and the low-production value of this indie flick is refreshing compared to the glossy-but-soulless CG that passes for children’s entertainment these days
Saturday, May 03 9:30 PM CGV Cinemas 2
SHIFT is a film about the lives of two individuals working in the BPO sector, more specifically, a call center, and the unconventional relationship that develops between them in that space. – See more at: http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/shift_2014#sthash.Shp5CumI.dpuf
Monday, May 05 7:00 PM Tateuchi Democracy Forum
Friday, May 09 5:30 PM Tateuchi Democracy Forum
The Philippine jeepney has long been considered a symbol of Filipino ingenuity, but in Esy Casey’s film JEEPNEY, the military relic-turned mass transit vehicle represents even more. Handcuffed by regulations and taxation as well as overpricing of fuel from multinational oil corporations, the jeepney is teetering on the brink of extinction.
“The Cotabato Sessions”
Saturday, May 10 5:30 PM Art Theatre of Long Beach
THE COTABATO SESSIONS is a document of the musical legacy of the Kalanduyan family of Cotabato City in Mindanao, Philippines. Practitioners of the indigenous art form known as kunlintang (rhythmic gong ensemble music) and the colorful dance that often accompanies it, the Kalanduyans are considered the last of a dying breed.
Saturday, May 03 12:00 PM CGV Cinemas 2
A lonesome boy, Mikoy strives hard to save his ailing friend. When he fails to do so, he is forced to accept that parting ways could sometimes work for the better. – See more at: http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/mikoy_2014#sthash.CsHrf34y.dpuf
Tuesday, May 06 9:15 PM CGV Cinemas 3
What happens to TV commercial child stars when they grow up? This is the story of Rey who played a superhero character called ‘Milkyboy’ in a milk TV commercial as a child in the 1980s. Fast forward 25 years, he is now a 30-something alcoholic stuck in a nowhere job in a declining advertising company. – See more at: http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/milkyboy_2014#sthash.F6nQb96m.dpuf
“Neither Man Nor Beast”
Wednesday, May 07 9:15 PM Tateuchi Democracy Forum
The lives of a matriarch and her two sons are never the same again as a visiting relative brings about a downward spiral of events from which the outcome can be no less than earth shattering. – See more at: http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/neither_man_nor_beast_2014#sthash.SktvOriW.dpuf
Monday, May 05 9:00 PM CGV Cinemas 3
Seventy year-old pagpag (garbage food) vendor Perla seeks a better life for her orphaned granddaughter (and financial relief for herself) by putting the latter up for adoption. After a number of failed attempts, she decides to prepare Rose with a new “audition number” to win over the new adoptive gay parents from abroad. – See more at: http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/the_refuse_2014#sthash.FBktrMWt.dpuf
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