The 12th annual DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival starts today. There are multiple venues (all downtown) and the films run until Saturday October 15th. Tonight's opener looks HOT. Saigon Electric is set in the Vietnamese mega-city and looks to be more than just a coming of age flick. It presents a more intimate and exciting look at being a youth in the class-stratified underground dance scene of present day Vietnam. The trailer roped me in! Looks like a pleaser.
There are over 50 total films being show at 4 venues: Goethe-Institut, E Street Cinema, U.S. Navy Memorial and Freer Gallery of Art. A mix of full length and short. Here's the full schedule. Enjoy!