“Lumpia” is more than a spring roll in the Asian American community.
But decades later, he said the filmmakers are honored to have the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival paying homage to it.
Instead, they utilized the online format to take the audience back in time to when Asian American cinema began, Cullado said.
“It’s sort of like a flashback moment.”Although the film festival does not explicitly list a collective theme, Ginelsa said it is trying to celebrate the growth of Asian American cinema.
Not only are such topics in the Filipino community rarely seen in independent films, but Calomay said there are also very few Filipino American films in general.