Visual Communications is a Community Partner for the 2018 Asian World Film Festival

This year, Visual Communications has signed on to be a Community Partner for the 2018 Asian World Film Festival, which runs October 24, 2018 – November 1, 2018.

See below for the SIX programs that Visual Communications is cross-promoting and use discount code FESTIVALPARTNER for 15% off per ticket. See you at the Asian World Film Festival!

Directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 6:00pm & Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 2:00pm
Arclight Cinemas Downtown Culver City

Successful movie director, Javed Hasan, finds himself in a midlife crisis, questioning whether marriage and career have demanded too much from him. A tryst with Nitu, his daughter’s childhood friend, turns into a national scandal and Javed’s loving family is torn apart. He eventually divorces wife Maya and becomes estranged from daughter Saberi and son Ahir. Javed and Nitu marry, but it’s no bed of roses for the couple as they receive the wrath of judgmental Bangladeshi society. Once close friends, Saberi and Nitu become vulnerable to public shame and Saberi realizes that Nitu has competed against her since childhood. Saberi must now reassess her life and encourage her mother to become more independent. In desperation, they seek strength together.

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Directed by Caylee So
Monday, October 29, 2018 at 9:00pm
Arclight Cinemas Downtown Culver City

IN THE LIFE OF MUSIC tells the story of how one song “Champa Battambang,” a song made famous by Sinn Sisamouth (the King of Khmer Music), plays a role in the lives of three different generations. It is a feature narrative told in 3 chapters during 3 different decades, depicting the lives of people whose world is inevitably transformed by the emergence of the Khmer Rouge Regime. It is a powerful intergenerational tale that weaves through 37 years of Cambodia’s ever-changing landscape.

This film was also an award winning film at the 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival!

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Directed by Chito S. Roño
Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 6:00pm & Monday, October 29, 2018 at 12:00pm
Arclight Cinemas Downtown Culver City

Intoy, a carefree no-hoper, living in a small town in the Philippines, decides to help his sister who lives in Finland win a child custody battle. He begins to involve the townspeople, faking legal documents and setting up false endorsements to prove his sister’s financial stability. In the process he discovers deeper insights about the town which continues to lose more of its young women who are leaving the country to seek greener pastures.

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Directed by Huang Hsin-Yao
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 3:00pm
Arclight Cinemas Downtown Culver City

Underlining the gap between have-nots’ lives and the elites’ world by switching between black and white and glamorous colors, a corrupted village in rural southern Taiwan is illustrated with memorable style, heartfelt empathy, and whimsical humor. Security guard Pickle and his trash collector friend Belly Button kill time together during night shifts watching the American-educated boss, Kevin’s, dash-cam recordings of his various sexual encounters with women. Against the buddies’ will, something horrifying rather than erotic reveals.

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Directed by Kay Nguyen, Loc Tran
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 9:00pm & Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 1:00pm
Arclight Cinemas Downtown Culver City

THE TAILOR is a mysterious and fascinating journey of a young woman determined to preserve and adapt her family’s traditional Ao dai creations (traditional Vietnamese garments), for the 21st century. A freak accident transports Nhu Y, the second eldest daughter of the Thanh Nu tailor shop family, 50 years into the future. She is amazed by both the development of the garments and the society of the future. She also meets the future version of herself, whose maturity is in stark contrast with her own impulsiveness and inexperience. Discovering that the only way to return to the past is to seize the old Ao dai from the Nhu Y of the future, she succeeds in the endeavor and returns home. However, she miscalculates by 3 years and finds her family business in bankruptcy. Nhu Y therefore decides to go back to the future to learn and train as a tailor in order to save her family.

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FOLKLORE: Nobody & Tatami
Directed by Eric Khoo, Takumi Saitoh
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 9:30pm
Arclight Cinemas Downtown Culver City

The brainchild of Eric Khoo, FOLKLORE reinvents six distinct and haunting tales that have lingered on through generations of regional superstitions across Asia. From a menacing child spirit in Malaysia to a possessed tatami mattress in Japan, Folklore offers a chilling foray into Eastern mythologies of the occult and the supernatural.

Descend into the origins of fear as six acclaimed directors breathe new life into classic Asian ghost stories steeped in the histories and landscapes of their home countries. Enter the worlds they have left ajar, where the living is only half the story, and fear defines the folk.

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See you at the screenings!