6TH ANNUAL CAMBODIA TOWN FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FILM AND SHOW LINEUP, RUNNING SEPTEMBER 15-16
LONG BEACH, CA- July 25, 2018- The 6th annual Cambodia Town Film Festival announced its film and show lineup. Selections include a wide variety of stories and genres highlighting the Cambodian and Cambodian-American experience and international artistic talent. The 2018 Cambodia Town Film Festival takes place September 15-16 at the Art Theatre, Long Beach, CA.
The 2018 lineup includes 13 films, 1 Live Show, 4 feature narratives, 3 feature documentaries, and 8 short films, including 2 U.S. premiers, 14 California premiers and 4 Khmer Language feature films with English subtitles.
The 2018 film and show selections are as follows:
Producer Rithy PANH, Writer & Executive Producer Loung UNG and Writer, Producer & Director Angelina JOLIE of ‘First They Killed My Father’
“I am so honored to be part of your community, so thank you for being so welcoming.” – Angelina Jolie, 9.16.17, Art Theatre, Long Beach, CA
Thursday, 9.14.17 – Friday 9.15.17: Setting the Scene
Before the first reel started spinning at the fifth annual Cambodia Town Film Festival (CTFF), energy was already high. As with each year before, the community came out in force to welcome the visiting filmmakers and guests from around the globe with red-carpet treatment. These kick-off days have always been especially notable not only for the display of unity and pride for and from within the Cambodian diasporic community of Long Beach, but also for the great diversity of people from across the country and the world who arrive to an unwaveringly warm reception, all coming together to celebrate the again flourishing international Cambodian film scene.
Sathia ‘Uncle Ted’ Chet, one third of the rap trio The 2nd Language has passed away. They were the first Cambodian-American rap group to have their song “Corona Nights” play on Seattle’s national radio station KUBE 104.9. The song “Corona Nights” went on to become #1 and held that spot for more then a week. Our condolences to his family.
Here’s the link to the fundraising effort to help alleviate funeral expenses.
All proceeds will go to Ted’s parents http://bit.ly/sathiachet
The Tacoma-based rap trio The 2nd Language consists of Silong, Syam and Uncle Ted, a group who takes you from the killing fields to urban nightlife and every place in between through music. Their music speaks volumes to young Asian Americans who find solace in hip-hop culture, yet struggle to maintain their native traditions. Nonetheless, The 2nd Language’s debut album Language Arts.