We’re just one day away from the SOLD-OUT April 28 opening night screening of Offender Justin’s Fast Five at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. The film has already opened to impressive numbers in several international territories and the buzz is strong going into Thursday so it should be a fun night.
We want to start off by congratulating the three winners of our twitter contest who will be attending the opening as our special guests. We received some great entries so it was a very tough choice, but my fellow Offenders picked @RebelRomance, @ignatiuslin and @kurlykolly (who is traveling 3,000 miles just to attend). They’ll all be tweeting during the evening so you can keep up with what’s happening even if you can’t be there. My fellow Offender Anderson will also be live tweeting via our own twitter @yomyomf so you can follow us there as well. If you want to keep up with all the festival tweets, check out the hashtag #LAAPFF.
Also, a special shout-out to the good folks at Intertrend who have generously subsidized the cost of a block of tickets so that deserving teens from the Asian Youth Center, the K.W. Lee Center For Leadership, La Puente High School and Workman High School can attend opening night. They, along with everyone else in attendance, will be in for a special night that will include not only the film, but the premiere of Car Talk Discussion 2 with Sung & Tyrese, cool celebs, our very funny hosts Danny Pudi (Community) and Parvesh Cheena (Outsourced), and other surprises.
Although the screening of Fast Five is sold-out, tickets to the Opening Nigh Gala Party are still available so you can still come out and join us afterwards for food, drinks and merriment.
Finally, a special thanks to the very hard working staff and volunteers at Visual Communications who put on this festival every year. The festival runs from April 28-May 7 and includes a lot of cool films and events like the Vietnamese hip-hop musical Saigon Electric (exec produced by our own Anderson) and our friend AngryAsianMan’s 10th Anniversary Party so get out there and support Asian and Asian American cinema.