The recently completed three day Asian Film Fest at the Lakewood Playhouse drew record crowds. Overall the event drew 346 attendees for an average of 115 attendees for each of the three featured films: “Kahaani” (India), “To Live” (China) and “The Front Line” (Korea). This total does not include entertainers and Playhouse support staff.
The 1930 Academy Award winning anti-war film “All Quiet on the Western Front” is still considered a classic by many people.
Now, South Korea has a film to rival it.
The opening film at the upcoming Lakewood Asian Film Fest on August 1, is the international box office hit “Kahanni” from India. Hold on to your seats, because this action thriller starts off with a poison gas attack at a Metro Rail station.
The film then jumps forward two years when an attractive and pregnant software engineer arrives in Kolkata, India from London in search of her missing businessman husband. However, no one has ever heard of her husband.
The second annual Lakewood Asian Film Fest is set for August 1, 2, and 3 at the Lakewood Playhouse. The film fest will feature four exciting, award winning films and is Free to the public.
Prior to each film there will be colorful pre-show entertainment featuring the Chang Hee Suk Korean Women Drummers and the acclaimed Okinawa Taiko Performers plus a special lobby display by the famous Philippine Scouts Heritage Society!
Several award winning Lakewood artists will be participating in the Sister Cities – ArtsFest Celebration this coming weekend at Pierce College’s Steilacoom Campus.
ArtsFest will open at 6 p.m. Friday, April 25 with a free, meet the artists reception and continue through 5 p.m. Sunday, April 27. Over forty Pierce County artists will be presenting their work to the public.
Lakewood Sister Cities Festival and Lakewood ArtsFest Committee will host a three day celebration of art and entertainment on April 25, 26, 27 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Community College. This fun filled, family friendly event is FREE to all attendees. Daily activities are as follows:
By Phil Raschke
Lakewood’s 11th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration will be held on Saturday, January 18 at the Sharon McGavick Conference Center from 10 am to noon. The public is invited to attend the celebration. Admission and parking are free.