2017 Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival
The Sacramento Asian Pacific Cultural Village presents the 2017 Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival at the Guild Theater on May 26th & 27th, with a special Encore Presentation of Films of Remembrance at the California Museum, May 28th.
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 2 dozen films will screen across 3 days and 5 separate showtimes, with a FREE film and panel discussion 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.
See Schedule below for details.
FRIDAY, MAY 26 – GUILD THEATER, 2828 35TH STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95817
Friday Opening Night Show:
May 26th from 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM, we begin by featuring Stand With Standing Rock, a music/dance video created by Sacramento hip-hop legends the M-pact & VillN, aka The Lor Brothers of Kinjaz fame. The hip-hop duo will be joining us live for a brief performance, before we dive in with Official Selection documentary shorts. At 9 PM we feature our Opening Night, Special Presentation of Grace Lee’s American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, an award-winning biopic featuring of one of the greatest API activists of our time.
SATURDAY, MAY 27 – GUILD THEATER, 2828 35TH STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95817
FREE FILM SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION
Saturday morning from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM, we present a 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 “API Films, Issues, and Activism”, a FREE panel discussion with festival filmmakers and local community leaders.
Saturday Afternoon Show:
May 27th from 1 – 5 PM, ticketed programming resumes with Official Selections in documentary and narrative shorts categories. A Special Presentation of Duc Nguyens’ Stateless will screen at 2 PM, and a Special Presentation of Spencer Nakasako’s Refugee will screen at 4 PM.
Saturday Evening Show:
May 27th from 5:30 – 10 PM, we begin with Corinne Manabat Cueva and Brian Redondo’s inspirational short Why We Rise, followed by more Official Selections, and at 7:30 PM, we conclude with our Closing Night Special Presentation, The Chinese Exclusion Act, the newest documentary from Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu, co-produced by Presenting Partners, the Center for Asian American Media.
SUNDAY, MAY 28 – CALIFORNIA MUSEUM, 1020 O STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95814
In partnership with Nichi Bei Foundation and the California Museum, we are pleased to extend the festival in an Encore Presentation of Films of Remembrance. Two Sunday shows feature recent, award-winning films along with discussions that shed new light on the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Full Festival Pass and all Sunday tickets include 5/28 admission to 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.
Sunday Early Afternoon Show:
May 28th from 11:30 AM – 2 PM, we present films and discussions that address the impact of the Japanese American internment experience, with a featured presentation of Claudia Katayanagi’s A Bitter Legacy: Secret WWII American Citizen Isolation Prisons.
Sunday Late Afternoon Show:
May 28th from 2:30 – 5:30 PM, we continue with 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.