DC APA Film Festival Closing Night: BAD AXE
After leaving New York City for his rural hometown of Bad Axe, Michigan, at the start of the pandemic, Asian American filmmaker David Siev documents his family's struggles to keep their restaurant afloat. As fears of the virus grow, deep generational scars dating back to Cambodia's bloody "killing fields" come to the fore, straining the relationship between the family's patriarch, Chun, and his daughter, Jaclyn. When the Black Lives Matter movement takes center stage in America, the family uses its collective voice to speak out in their conservative community. What unfolds is a real-time portrait of 2020 seen through the lens of one multicultural family's fight to stay in business, stay involved and stay alive. (Note courtesy of IFC Films.) Winner, Audience Award and Special Jury Recognition for Exceptional Intimacy, 2022 SXSW Film Festival. Winner, Jury Prize, 2022 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. DIR/SCR/PROD David Siev; PROD Jude Harris, Diane Moy Quon, Katarina Vasquez. U.S., 2022, color, 100 min. NOT RATED
TEN MONTHS (2021) [十月]
A young Chinese woman and her mother, who comes for a short stay during Chinese New Year but is unable to return due to COVID flight restrictions, navigate their 10 months living together in a small New York City studio apartment. DIR/SCR Amie Song; PROD Mariel Iezzoni. U.S., 2021, color, 14 min. In English and Chinese with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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About DC Asian Pacific American Film
DC Asian Pacific American Film was established to be the beacon of creative output of Asian and Asian American media arts through community outreach, social media platforms, collaborative efforts with other Asian Pacific American organizations and a film festival. The 22nd edition of the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival takes place July 14–17 as a hybrid event, online and in-person and AFI Silver is proud to co-present the festival's closing night presentation in person! For this year's full festival lineup, visit apafilm.org.
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