"VC #TBT" is a selection of ten short films what will be screened on Thursday, July 30th, 7:00 PM at the David Henry Hwang Theatre the historic Little Tokyo neighborhood. “VC #TBT” will highlight selected works from the 31st Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
A post-screening reception will be held in the Aratani Courtyard of the Union Center for the Arts, with free food and drinks for ticket holders. The reception will also feature an opportunity drawing with various prizes provided by Visual Communications’ generous sponsors.
More info and tickets here.
The program lineup for “VC #TBT” includes the following:
• Allison Nakamura's ALL THE WAY observes the activities of a Japanese American seniors' bowling league in Salt Lake City, Utah, and offers insight into the importance of social interactions among a population that time has seemingly left behind.
• Frances Ito’s HELLO KITTY AND HER FANS documents the opening of Hello! at JANM and Hello Kitty Con 2014 at the Geffen Contemporary in Little Tokyo, complete with fan interviews and an exploration of Hello Kitty’s illustrious history.
• Tulica Singh’s CROISSANT MAN follows a day in the life of Croissant, an unfulfilled pastry with nihilist tendencies.
• Ken Ochiai’s JULIET JULIET — THE SOUND OF LOVE MUSICAL brings a J-Pop of color and pizzazz to an intense rivalry over the first male student to arrive at a prestigious, traditionally all-female high school.
• Yoko Okumura’s OUR PLACE IN THE SKY presents an evocative spoken word piece that challenges stereotypes and pulls back the curtain on fetishization.
• Brian Tran’s INSOMNIA creatively explores one man’s descent into the depths of sleeplessness.
• Jeff Man’s JEANNIE WONG WANTS TO DO EVERYTHING is a bittersweet portrait of the multi-talented Jeannie Wong, a woman who does it all but still finds that her life is missing something.
• David Osako’s REMEMBERING RAFU MANDOLIN CLUB is a beautifully composed flashback to Japanese American musical culture in the 1950s-60s, as recorded by a Los Angeles band called the Rafu Mandolin Club.
• Steven Liang’s COMING HOME is a poetic depiction of two young, star-crossed lovers in Taiwan who find that their romance may be cut short by the demands of family and identity.
• Weldon Powers’ THE CUT THROUGH presents comedy with a fantastical twist-- a suburban husband is taken out of his comfort zone one day when the neighborhood kids invite him to jump into a mystery portal in his backyard.