May, 2017

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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) Film Festival

South Park Center
(1139 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles 90015)
Saturday, May 13 @ 4-11pm

Tickets: $5-$15 (50% Off w/ promo code: JFLA)

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a special installment of the InFocus series, InFocus: Asian Cinema. The first program in the evening line-up features 6 short films from emerging Asian filmmakers, including the Japanese, Student Academy Award-Winning short film "Cloud Kumo" from filmmaker Yvonne Ng. These voices bring us tales ranging from a family affected by nuclear warfare to a pair of stoners seeking to make their name in Hollywood. 

The second program celebrates the US Premier of the Japanese feature film “Where Florence Sleeps.” From the talented brother duo of Katsuto and Kenji Kobayashi, experience a dramatic tale of sabotage, kidnapping and ransom. 

Throughout the night, you will have the opportunity to mingle with the filmmakers, industry supporters and film lovers over cocktails and beats at the filmmakers’ lounge adjacent to the private entry of the South Park Center’s 500 seat theater in Downtown Los Angeles. 

Tickets are $5 advanced purchase / $7 at the door for single film programs and $15 for All-Access passes which includes all films with open bar.

Event information and tickets here:




(5750 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036)

Wednesday, May 17 @ 7pm

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Writer-Director: Doris Dörrie. Germany, 2016, 104 min. German and Japanese with English Subtitles. Cast: Rosalie Thomass, Kaori Momoi, Mosche Cohen, Nami Kamata

Desperate to move past the heartbreak of her broken engagement, young German woman, Marie (Thomass) joins the charity circus troupe “Clowns4help” and travels to Japan, hoping to bring joy to the elderly survivors of the 2011 nuclear disaster still living in emergency shelters. Burdened by her own problems, and panicked by the devastation in Fukushima, Marie finds herself ill-suited to bring joy to others whose hardships she cannot imagine.

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