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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Movie Hype: Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival & Beyond Fest Not Dead?


September 24 - October 31, 2020

Not some of our favorite content this year, but we're always interested in one or two films every time the long named fest comes to town.

-The West Coast Premiere  of DEATH OF NINTENDO. A narrative feature directed by Raya Martin and set in 90's Manila, this film follows four friends who go on a journey of self-discovery together as they play videogames and wrestle with new dilemmas.

 In the late 1970s, when L.A.’s punk rock scene was exploding, an unlikely family-owned restaurant in Little Tokyo started by Japanese Americans returning from America’s WWII concentration camps became one of its most popular hang-outs. That’s when Sansei “Atomic Nancy” with her “take-no-prisoners” punk make-up and demeanor took the café over from her parents and cranked up the jukebox. Infamous for its eclectic clientele—from Japanese American locals and kids from East L.A. to yakuza and the biggest rock stars of the day—the Atomic Café became an important part of L.A.’s punk rock history.


Looks like Beyond Fest is still on this year. Details on Friday Sept 18.