Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Friday, April 22 9:00 PM
A team-up robbery caper that somehow connects to a video game tournament, we're in.
To catch Interpol's most-wanted hacker, Special Agent Dada must assemble a team of elite criminals that includes Jack (The Trickster); Vi (The Hacker); Luhan (The Forger); Linh (The Cat Burglar); and Phuc (The Inside Man). The latest feature by Festival fave Ham Tran, BITCOIN HEIST is a flashy “action comedy” set in the world of international intrigue and crime.
The Great Sasuke
Saturday, April 23 7:00 PM
Monday, April 25 4:30 PM
A Japanese pro-wrestler becomes a politician.
THE GREAT SASUKE chronicles the one life-changing year in the career of a regional Japanese wrestler and local politician known as The Great Sasuke. Sasuke describes wrestling as his tenshoku — a lifework assigned by God and considers himself an entertainer and a public servant. Set in the suburb of Morioka City in northern Japan, his story begins when Sasuke, now in his 40s, marks his 20th anniversary as a wrestler. Despite dwindling attendance at his performances and declining health, Sasuke faces his adversity by climbing back into the wrestling and political arena for a final battle royale.
Tuesday, April 26 9:30 PM
This short should play at at Anime Expo, I know it's meant to be a touching heartfelt with some LGBT issue, but it could have just gone a dark road.
A male cosplayer dresses up as a female anime character to win the heart of his best friend, on whom he had harbored a secret crush for a long time.
Shorts Program: The Unready Hero
Tuesday, April 26 7:00 PM
A collection of strange shorts with some stand outs including one about a Japanese super hero trying to get more attendance at the theme park he works at and a sumo musical.