Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival Celebrates Heritage and Culture Celebrate National APA Heritage Month at the historic Guild Theater in Oak Park
The signature event of the Sacramento Asian Pacific Cultural Village, the Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival (SAPFF) serves alongside a continuum of events and programming in support of traditional and contemporary Asian and Pacific Islander artistic expression within the Sacramento Region.
The event will span two days and include five screenings, 27 films, and more than 15 hours of Asian Pacific film, talent, stories, cultural performances, and more.
-Sacramento hometown premiere of “Kung Phooey!”, hilarious 2003 martial arts spoof by Darryl Fong
-“Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles”, epic animated sci-fi film
-“Sriracha”, story of everyone’s favorite new Asian cuisine staple
-“Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the World War II Internment Camps”, with traditional Japanese music performances Sacramento biwa (Japanese lute) master Molly Kimura and Bay Area mother and son koto duo Shirley Muramoto-Wong and Brian Mitsuhiro Wong
-“Changing Season: On The Masumoto Family Farm”, story of Central Valley family farmers and their journey to keep the family legacy thriving in challenging times
SAPFF’s mission is to celebrate and explore our diverse experiences and advance the roles of Asian and Pacific Islanders in film and new media. Emcees include: Kathy Park (KCRA 3 News Anchor/Reporter) and Stephen Chun (Event Announcer) share the stage to bring you the 2015 Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival!
If you go:
2015 Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival
Friday, May 29, 4:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 30, 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Animation, food, documentaries, open submissions)
The Guild Theater, 2828 35th St.
Purchase single tickets for any of the five screenings in the categories of comedy, animation, food, documentaries and open submissions.
A full festival pass includes access to the entire 2-day event – 27 films, Q/A sessions, and stellar cultural performances).
General – Advanced $12 ($15 after May 22)
Students/Seniors are $10.
Full Festival Pass:
General – Advanced $50 ($60 after 5/22)
Current IDs for Student and Senior discount will be requested at the door. Online sales for single screening tickets ends 30 minutes prior to the screening.
All ticket purchases to the 2015 SAPFF include free admission to “SAPFF Pre-Launch at Pre-Flite!”, Wednesday, May 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pre-Flite Lounge, and the “SAPFF Official After Party”, Saturday, May 30 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Chaise Lounge! Pre-Launch and after party are strictly 21 and older. Specialty cocktails available. Mention SAPFF at the door.
FULL EVENT SCHEDULE:
Day 1: Comedy
Friday, May 29, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.
At 6:20 p.m., there will be a special presentation: Kung Phooey!, followed by question and answer period with director Darryl Fong. Comedy screening schedule includes: My Hot Mom Gandhi, Love Arcadia, Kung Phooey! and Miss India America.
Day 2: Animation
Saturday, May 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., there will be a special presentation, featuring Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, followed by a question and answer with director Tommy Yune. Animation screening schedule includes: Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, Today’s Headline, Fishing at Lethe, The Skinny Tree, Painter, Currency Affairs and Entrance Exam.
Day 3: Food
Saturday, May 30 from 1 to 3:45 p.m. There will be a special presentation of Sriracha. The food screening schedule includes: Sriracha, Sweet Corn, Cambodian Doughnut Dreams, Off The Menu: Asian America, Vishal and The Flip.
(Also Day 3): Documentaries
On Saturday, May 30, from 4 to 6:45 p.m., there will be a special presentation: Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the World War II Internment Camps, with traditional Japanese music performances by Bay Area mother and son koto duo Shirley Muramoto-Wong and Brian Mitsuhiro Wong, and local biwa master Molly Kimura. The screening schedule for documentaries includes: Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the World War II Internment Camps, Phetmixay Means Fighter, Giap’s Last Day at The Ironing Board Factory, Changing Season: On The Masumoto Family Farm.
(Also on Day 3) Open Submissions
On Saturday, May 30 from 7 to 9:30 p.m., there will be showings of The Other Side, South Paw, Jasmine, Wedlocked, I Dreamt of You and Live, Breathe, Hula.