The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

REDCAT joins with Visual Communications, the nation’s premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, to host two special screenings as part their 21st annual VC Filmfest, April 28–May 5.

Tickets for these events are available exclusively through VC Filmfest. Visit for information, including complete festival schedule.

7:00 pm
Program 47

This program of international queer shorts is a collection of love letters to mothers, grandmothers, boyfriends real and imagined, and a childhood coffee shop. Poignant, funny, and skillfully rendered, these videos reach across time, space and generation to expose truth, enact fantasies, and explore the power of film and video to signify the things we remember, inherit and pass on.

GENDERATION (United States, 2004) Dir.: Riku Matsuda
ARIANA (United States, 2004) Dir.: Michael Sandoval, Shashi Balooja
OHM-MA (Canada, 2002) Dir.: Ruthann Lee
MY GERMAN BOYFRIEND (Canada, 2004) Dir.: Wayne Yung
MOTHER/COUNTRY (United Kingdom, 2003) Dir.: Tina Gharavi
HOCK HIAP LEONG (Singapore, 2001) Dir.: Royston Tan

9:30 pm
Program 48

(United States, 2004) Dir./Wtr.: Roddy Bogawa
Starting with the death of Joey Ramone, I WAS BORN an exterior and interior road movie, a journey looking back at youth and the tenuous and tender moments that form one’s identity. Starting in New York and traveling to Los Angeles to re-visit punk clubs from the late ’70s/early ’80s and then further west to Hawaii and finally back to New York, the film floats back and forth between a recollection and an investigation.


G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff