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Japanese Punks Do It Louder

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It is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. California has the largest community of Asian Americans in the country and we're having the largest and most rapid growth of that population. We have it on good authority that these folks, at least those with Japanese roots, want to rock.

The Asian Pacific Film Fest is going on right now and Wednesday night they are showing Linda Linda Linda, the tale of an all-female high school punk band with three days to learn how to rock out like the Blue Hearts and win the Big Spring Festival. It sounds like a madcap high school flick and even supposedly features a guest appearance by The Ramones. We've kind of gotta see something like that. Giant Robot is presenting the flick and it plays at the Laemmle Sunset 5 at 7pm. Online purchasing is closed but you should be able to pick up tickets at the box office.

GR also has tickets available for the last of Chan Wook's Vengeance films. This one is screening tomorrow night at the Westside Pavillion and you can get on the list by RSVP-ing with the subject line SFLV.