May 26 - 28 2017
Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017

Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017

Presented by Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival at Guild Theater

The Sacramento Asian Pacific Cultural Village presents the 2017 Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival. This year’s theme is “RESIST!”, featuring film and video projects that explore the Asian Pacific Islander immigrant, refugee, and indigenous experience in America, and common struggles for justice and equality.

Starting Friday evening, more than two dozen films will screen across three days and five separate showtimes, with a free film and panel discussion on Saturday morning. Sunday’s expanded programming includes admission to the California Museum and coincides with the closing day of the exhibit “Kokoro: The Story of Sacramento’s Lost Japantown“, with films focusing on the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Friday, May 26 (Guild Theater):
-6:30pm-10:30pm: Opening Night
Stand With Standing Rock, a music/dance video created by Sacramento hip-hop legends the Lor Brothers of Kinjaz fame
Documentary shorts
Grace Lee’s American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, an award-winning biopic featuring of one of the greatest Asian/Pacific Islander activists

Saturday, May 27 (Guild Theater):
-10am-12:30pm: Who Killed Vincent Chin? and API Films, Issues, and Activism Panel Discussion
Attend this free community screening of Renee Tajima-Peña and Christine Choy’s seminal 1988 documentary Who Killed Vincent Chin?, which helped catalyze the second wave of Pan-Asian political consciousness, followed by a panel discussion with festival filmmakers and local community leaders.
-1pm-5pm: Afternoon Screenings
Watch documentary and narrative shorts categories, along with Duc Nguyens’ Stateless and Spencer Nakasako’s Refugee.
-5:30pm-10pm: Evening Screenings

Watch Corinne Manabat Cueva and Brian Redondo’s inspirational short Why We Rise, followed by more official selections. The night ends with The Chinese Exclusion Act, the newest documentary from Ken Burns and Li-Shin Yu, co-produced by Presenting Partners, the Center for Asian American Media.

Sunday, May 28 (The California Museum):
Films of Remembrance coincides with the closing day of “Kokoro: The Story of Sacramento’s Lost Japantown“, while the California Museum’s longest running exhibition “Uprooted! Japanese Americans During WWII” will also be on display.
-11:30am-2pm: Early Afternoon Screenings
Presentation of Claudia Katayanagi’s A Bitter Legacy: Secret WWII American Citizen Isolation Prisons.
-2:30pm-5:30pm: Late Afternoon Screenings
Films and discussions that address the impact of the Japanese American internment experience, with a featured presentation of Vivienne Shiffer’s Relocation Arkansas: Aftermath of Incarceration.

For a full festival schedule, click here.

Note: Events will take place at the Guild Theatre and the California Museum.

Admission Info

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Dates & Times

2017/05/26 - 2017/05/28

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For a full schedule of events, click here.

Location Info

Guild Theater

2828 35th St., Sacramento, CA 95817

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