Friday, September 13th | 3240 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA
7:00 pm Purchase Ticket

80's Theme Movie CTFF Kick-off Party

Pre-sale: $25 | Door $35
Appetizers served between 7-9pm

Saturday, September 14th | 2019 @ Art Theatre 2025 East 4th Street, Long Beach, CA
12:00 pm Purchase Ticket

Opening Ceremony & Films

One Cambodian Family Please For My Pleasure
(13 min)

Written & Directed by: A.M. Lukas
Producers: Lizzie Nastro, Alex Cirillo
Cast: Emily Mortimer

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In 1981, a lonely refugee from Czechoslovakia paints an all-too-appealing picture of her American life as she writes a letter begging an organization to send a Cambodian refugee family so that she can help resettle them in her new “hometown of dreams”: Fargo, North Dakota.

In the Life of Music
followed by Q&A
with Filmmakers & Cast Ellen Wong

Directed by: Caylee So, Sok Visal
Produced by: Neardey Trinh, Caylee So, praCh Ly
Associate Producer: Johnny Mam
Written by: Dane Styler, Caylee So
Edited by: Frank Martinez
Music Composed by: Gavin Keese
Sound Design by: Yu-Ting Su
Cinematography by: David D. Rivera Rojas
VXF Supervisor: Sina San Colorist: Scott Bradbury
Cast: Ellen Wong, Vandarith Phem, Sreynan Chea, Roza Las, Thouna Kanika, Arn Chorn-Pond, Ratanak Ben, Sovuthy Ker, Cheat Sovannareach, Bopha Som, Chandanich Kouy, Small World Small Band

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In the Life of Music is a powerful intergenerational tale that explores love, war, and a family's relationship to: Champa Battambang, a song made famous by Sinn Sisamouth (The King of Cambodian Music).
3:00 pm Purchase Ticket

(110 min)

Directed by: Chanvisal Sang
Written by: Deependra Gauchan, Chanvisal Sang, Ines Sothea
Cast: Virak Vinich, Chy Rattana, Mariny Hang, Povviroth Phal, Leakhena Lorm

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A painter with bipolar disorder realizes the true meaning of art when she learns to let go and finds herself at home in a mental health center.
5:00 pm Purchase Ticket

Graves Without a Name
(115 min)

Directed by: Rithy Panh
Produced by: Catherine Dussart Written by: Rithy Panh, Agnès Sénémaud

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In Rithy Panh's latest exploration of the lasting effects of the Cambodian genocide, a 13 year old boy who loses most of his family begins a search for their graves.
8:00 pm Purchase Ticket

praCh's DALAMA Chronicles

Featured Artist: praCh
Guest Features: Silong Chhun, Syam, Davy, Andrew Yinn, Rithy Hanh, Rumany Long, Tiffany Lytle, Thourn Heng and Mike Sonksen
praCh, is an internationally renown, critically acclaim, award winning artist. His debut album is the first #1 rap album in Cambodia. NEWSWEEK proclaim him as “The First Cambodian Rap Star”. Through masterful lyrics of powerful rap music, his music not only entertains but also educates.

“Renowned hip-hop artist praCh Ly, who, in a fearless solo performance resonating with authenticity, vulnerability, and indomitable force, astonished young and old alike with the immediacy and timelessness of his brilliant musical and poetic talent”-Harvard University
Sunday, September 15th | 2019 @ Art Theatre 2025 East 4th Street, Long Beach, CA
11:00 am Purchase Ticket

Free Screening

BOPHANA Center Presents

10 very compelling documentary short films presented by the "Bophana Center"

Cyclo, cambodian heritage

Director: Vunneng Leng


Director: Poav Sev

Mother's Heart

Director: Pring Proel, Veth Muong

Noodle Seller

Director: Sithort Ret

I Hope One Day

Director: Roda Din

Life Under the Sunshine

Director: Saroeun Blong

Soul Alive, Body Dead

Director: Rany Phok

The Lake of Life

Director: Minea Heng

I am still alive

Director: Chhouk Loeurn

Home of the dead

Director: Lean Mang

1:00 pm Purchase Ticket

Shorts Corner with FILMMAKER Q&A:

Flavor of Amok

Director: Sibxy na Panh
Before the ritual in the ancient Kingdom of Angkor, 'Zhentan', maiden Nandy is courted and loses her purity.

High Point Summer

Director: Joseph Mills, Sopheak Sun
Sopheak began this video diary early in the summer of 2006. He planned to document his life as a refugee from war-torn Cambodia and to explain the meaning of the term, "thug life." However, his summer is ultimately defined by unexpected tragedy.

Garuda's Song

Director: Alex Biniaz-Harris, Ambrose Soehn
American composers Alex Biniaz-Harris and Ambrose Soehn write a four-hand piano piece, Garuda's Song, based on Cambodian music from before, during and after the Khmer Rouge.

Buffalo Nickel

Director: Youthana Yuos
A desperately lonely Indian American woman accidentally becomes "besties" with a social media influencer who may have an ulterior motive in befriending her.

Dancing in Silk

Director: Magali An Berthon
With the creation of a new show, students reconnect with their Cambodian identity through movement, costumes and community.

4:00 pm Purchase Ticket

Anti-Archive Presents

Last Night I Saw You Smiling
(75 min)

Directed by: Kavich Neang
Producers: Daniel Mattes, Davy Chou, Marine Arrighi de Casanova

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"You'd think a house is nothing but walls, windows and roof. But now we have to leave, it’s breaking my heart." Filmmaker Kavich Neang's father is one of the hundreds of residents who must leave the iconic White Building in Phnom Penh. This apartment block saw the rise and fall of the Khmer Rouge and then housed a lively artistic community. Now the once radiant walls, are grey and damaged. Demolition looms."

A Million Years
(20 min)

Written and Directed by: Danech San
A young woman relaxes at a riverfront restaurant and recounts stories of her past experiences finding enchantment in the flows of the river and the trees on the mountains nearby.
6:00 pm Purchase Ticket

(100 MIN)

Directed by: Ly Bun Yim
Cast: Kong Sam Oeurn, Nop Nem, Saksi Sbong, Virak Dara
Puthisen Neang Kong Rey is a film based on an ancient Khmer myth: A king marries twelve orphaned sisters, but his thirteenth wife (who is really a giant witch who has turned herself into a beautiful princess) fools him into believing her that his other wives are witches. The misled king has the twelve sisters blinded and throws them into a cave.
8:00 pm Purchase Ticket

Closing Ceremony and Film

(84 MIN)

Director: Denis Do
Writers: Denis Do, Magali Pouzol, Elise Trinh
Cast: Bérénice Bejo, Louis Garrel, Colette Kieffer

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The survival and struggle of a young mother during the Khmer Rouge revolution to find her 4 year old son who is torn from his family by the regime.