CTFF 2017 FILM LINEUP


THURSDAY, SEPT. 14th 2017 – CTFF FILMMAKER’S RECEPTION (INVATION ONLY)


FRIDAY, SEPT. 15th 2017 – CTFF KICKOFF PARTY: Heroes & Villains
7PM-12AM

CAMBODIA TOWN FOOD and MUSIC
3240 E Pacific Coast Hwy,
Long Beach, California 90804

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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
Writers: Loung Ung (screenplay), Angelina Jolie
Producers: Loung Ung, Angelina Jolie, Rithy Panh
Cambodia / Narrative Feature / Khmer with English subtitles / 136 mins 
Synopsis: First They Killed My Father 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 Author/Producer Loung Ung after the screening.

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 16th 2017 – ART THEATRE LONG BEACH: 2025 E. 4th Street. Long Beach, CA. 90814
3PM-5PM

DIAMOND ISLAND
Director: Davy Chou

Cambodia, France, Germany / Narrative Feature / Drama / Khmer with English subtitles / 104 mins
Synopsis: Diamond Island is a symbol of Cambodia’s future, a sprawling, ultra-modern paradise for the rich on the river in Phnom Penh. Like many other country boys, Bora, 18, is lured from his village to work on the construction of this property developers’ dream. There, he forges new friendships and is even reunited with his charismatic older brother Solei, who disappeared five years ago. Solei introduces Bora to the exciting world of Cambodia’s privileged urban youth, with its girls, its nightlife, and its illusions.

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 16th 2017 – ART THEATRE LONG BEACH: 2025 E. 4th Street. Long Beach, CA. 90814
5PM-7PM

TURN LEFT TURN RIGHT
Director: Douglas Seok
Cambodia, South Korea, USA / Narrative Feature / Drama / Khmer with English subtitles / 68 mins
Screening with FLOAT
Synopsis: Kanitha, a young, free-spirited Cambodian woman in her 20s, lives in modern-day Phnom Penh. Working multiple jobs and choosing to live how she pleases, Kanitha seems ambivalent to her father’s deteriorating health. Turn Left Turn Right is structured as an album, with tracks and sounds influencing the form. The film weaves Cambodian rock songs together with motifs of family, nature, and boundless imagination.

FLOAT

Directors: Tristan Seniuk & Voleak Sip
USA / Narrative Short / Comedy, Drama / 24 mins
Screening with TURN LEFT TURN RIGHT
Synopsis: Float is a short film set in Seattle in the mid-1990s, following the day-to-day trials and tribulations of Cambodian-American hustler, Rocky Mang. Q & A with directors Tristan Seniuk & Voleak after the screening.

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 16th 2017 – ART THEATRE LONG BEACH: 2025 E. 4th Street. Long Beach, CA. 90814
7PM-9PM 

THE FINAL SHOW
Director: Dana Nachman
USA / Narrative Short / Comedy / 9 mins 20 sec
Screening with LOVE 2 THE POWER OF 4
Synopsis: We meet Betty Schwartz in the last two minutes of her life. She’s working on her breakfast while her full-time caregiver scurries around the kitchen. Betty goes unconscious and immediately gets transported to “The Between.”

LOVE 2 THE POWER OF 4
Directors: Sothea Ines & Deependra Gauchan

Cambodia / Narrative Feature / Comedy, Romance / Khmer with English subtitles / 1 hr 52 mins / U.S. Premiere
Screening with THE FINAL SHOW
Synopsis: Love to the Power of 4 is a film about love and its manifestations. Finding love is just the beginning. Keeping love is the real challenge.

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 16th 2017 – ART THEATRE LONG BEACH: 2025 E. 4th Street. Long Beach, CA. 90814
9PM-10:45PM

THE KHMERS OF COMEDY (Live Stand Up Show)
It’s on like the Mekong! Cambodia Town Film Festival proudly presents the “The Khmers of Comedy.” The first ever all Cambodian-American stand-up comedy show live in Long Beach, CA! Clear your calendars, and close the donut shops, because comics from all across the country will converge in the LBC to keep you cracking up all night.
Featuring: “K” Chheng, Paul Lao, Cooper Lee, Chris Sanders, Narin Vann and Davine Ker!

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 17th 2017 – ART THEATRE LONG BEACH: 2025 E. 4th Street. Long Beach, CA. 90814
11AM-2PM

A CAMBODIAN SPRING  
Director: Chris Kelly
Cambodia, England / Documentary Feature / Khmer with English subtitles / 121 mins / West Coast Premiere
Synopsis: A Cambodian Spring is an intimate and unique portrait of three people caught up in the chaotic, and often violent, development that is shaping modern-day Cambodia. Shot over six years, the film charts the growing wave of land-rights protests that led to the “Cambodian Spring” and the tragic events that followed. This film is about the complexities – both political and personal of fighting for what you believe in. Q & A with director Chris Kelly after the screening.

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 17th 2017 – ART THEATRE LONG BEACH: 2025 E. 4th Street. Long Beach, CA. 90814
2PM-4:30PM

SURVIVING BOKATOR
Director: Mark  J. Bochsler
Cambodia / Documentary Feature / Khmer with English subtitles / 1 hr 25 mins / Work-in-Progress
Synopsis: Genocide survivor San Kim Sean struggles to achieve an ambitious dream. To rescue from extinction Cambodia’s ancient martial art of Bokator, which he witnessed nearly eradicated by the brutal Khmer Rouge 40 years ago. His efforts have gained him a ‘family’ of loyal disciples training to be Bokator’s future leaders. Yet, remnants of Cambodia’s dark past emerge to threaten the very foundation Bokator needs to survive. Filmmakers will be available for Q & A after the screening.

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 17th 2017 – ART THEATRE LONG BEACH: 2025 E. 4th Street. Long Beach, CA. 90814
4:30PM-6:30PM

MONEY
Director: Heng “Will” Lim
Cambodia / Narrative Short / Sci-Fi / Khmer with English subtitles / 12 mins 24 sec / World Premiere
Screening with THE FOREST WHISPERS
Synopsis: In the year of 2018, Phnom Penh city reaches the end line where the whole country need to decide on a new path.

THE FOREST WHISPERS
Director: Jimmy Henderson

Cambodia / Narrative Feature / Fantasy, Horror, Mystery / Khmer with English subtitles / 1 hr 28 mins / U.S. Premiere
Screening with MONEY
Synopsis: An isolated village affected by a curse is facing misery, and has been communed to a fate set forth by their uncompromising chief who has ruled the village for years and has denied the request of his people to migrate to other lands in search of better luck.

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 17th 2017 – ART THEATRE LONG BEACH: 2025 E. 4th Street. Long Beach, CA. 90814
6:30PM-9PM

UNTIL THEY’RE GONE
Director: Christopher Lockett

Cambodia, USA / Documentary Feature / Khmer with English subtitles / 1 hr 26 mins
Synopsis: Until They’re Gone is a documentary about landmines, the people who remove them, and hope. Specifically, it’s about Bill and Jill Morse of the Landmine Relief Fund that raises funds for Aki Ra. Forced to plant landmines as a Khmer Rouge child soldier, Aki Ra began demining with just a stick and a pair of pliers in 1994. Filmmakers will be available for Q & A after the screening.

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 17th 2017 – ART THEATRE LONG BEACH: 2025 E. 4th Street. Long Beach, CA. 90814
9PM

ANGKOR AWAKEN: A Portrait of Cambodia
Director: Robert H. Lieberman

Cambodia / Documentary Feature / Khmer with English subtitles / 1 hr 30 mins
Synopsis:
 Angkor Awakens: A Portrait of Cambodia is an eye-opening snapshot of a nation poised at a political and cultural tipping point. Viewing the present through the lens of the country’s tangled history, the film follows the people of Cambodia as they fight to recover their culture and history in the wake of the Khmer Rouge genocide (1975-1979). 100% of proceed from this screening with be donated to Khmer Arts Academy & Khmer Alumni Association.

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