photo by Jose Bucud

The San Diego Asian Film Festival, presented by Pacific Arts Movement (Pac Arts), wrapped up its 17th annual film festival at the historic La Paloma Theater in November. Its four screenings ranged from the artistic realm of art and music with Mele Murals, a documentary celebrating the marriage between traditional Hawaiian culture and contemporary graffiti to the action-packed samurai drama, Call of Heroes.

“As the largest showcase of Asian cinema, we want to be sure that many San Diegans can experience the unique storytelling that our films offer, and that means coming to North County,” said Kent Lee, Pac Arts Executive Director. “The La Paloma is a beautiful theater, rich in history, and we feel it fitting to bring our diverse films to this specific venue in North County.” Learn more at