by Chris MaGee
We've been more than a bit excited about the line-up of Frankfurt's Nippon Connection Japanese Film Festival in the last little while, mostly because both Marc Saint-Cyr and I are getting the chance to go and be a part of the 5-day event. Still there is more than one Asian film festival going on this month. Case in point the 27th annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, running from April 28th to May 7th, has just announced their full line-up. It's true, the fest doesn't focus entirely on Japanese film, but programmers for the event have certainly brought together an impressive selection of Japanese and Japanese-American films for audiences in L.A.
Not only will those attending this year's Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival get to catch feature films like Keihiro Kanyama's relationship drama "Seesaw" (above) and Koji Fukada's award-winning satire "Hospitalite", but they will also get to see a feast of short films including Ken Ochiai's "Blood Ties" and "A Frog in the Well", Chihiro Amemiya's "Grandpa's Wet Dream", Cris Ubermann's "Mozzman 3: Ladymozz and the Death of Earth", and Albert Ventura's "Script".
To check out the full line-up for this year's Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival head to their official website here.