CTFF 2017 HIGHLIGHTS

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.

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CTFF 2017 Official Selection: FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER

SATURDAY, SEPT. 16th 2017 – ART THEATRE LONG BEACH: 2025 E. 4th Street. Long Beach, CA. 90814
11PM-3PM

CTFF 2017 Opening Ceremony – 30mins

FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER
Director: Angelina Jolie
Screenplay: Angelina Jolie & Loung Ung
Producers: Angelina Jolie, Michael Vieira, Rithy Panh & Ted Sarandos
Cambodia / Narrative Feature / Khmer with English subtitles / 136 mins 

Synopsis: First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers is the adaptation of Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung’s gripping memoir of surviving the deadly Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1978. The story is told through her eyes, from the age of five, when the Khmer Rouge came to power, to nine years old. The film depicts the indomitable spirit and devotion of Loung and her family as they struggle to stay together during the Khmer Rouge years. Q & A with Writer and Executive Producer Loung Ung after the screening.

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