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2016 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL

Directed by John Pirozzi

Feature, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA/Cambodia/France / 2014 / Documentary / 105 mins

DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL

Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
February 20, 2016 8:30 pm

Description

During the ’60s and early ’70s, a new music scene emerged in Cambodia that took Western rock and roll and stood it on its head — creating a sound like no other. But this artistic movement, and its artists, were nearly wiped out when the Khmer Rouge rose to power. This film is a celebration of the incredible music that came from Cambodia and explores how important it is to Cambodian culture both past and present.

Co-Presented By: Kollaboration and Rajana Society


Director's Bio

John Pirozzi is a director, cinematographer and camera operator who has worked on such films as Boys Don’t Cry and Pitch Perfect 2. DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL is the second documentary feature he has directed.



Preceded By

  1. BLOOD MOON ORCHESTRA – MOVING TRAIN

    Christopher Woon / Short Film, By Northwest Filmmakers, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Music Video / 4 mins
    Studio performances meets cult classic "They Live" in the debut single from Bay Area pop-up super group BLOOD MOON ORCHESTRA, comprised of Vietnamese multi-instrumentalist Vân-Ánh Võ, acclaimed drummer/producer PC Muñoz, and award-winning rapper DEM ONE, directed by Seattle based filmmaker Christopher Woon.

    Precedes: DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL


  2. REMEMBERING RAFU MANDOLIN CLUB

    David Osako / Short Film, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 8 mins
    The discovery of old reel-to-reel tape recordings exhumed from the back of a closet leads to the resurrection of treasures from the Japanese-American musical culture of the 1950s-1960s, recorded by a Los Angeles band called the Rafu Mandolin Club.

    Precedes: DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL


  3. SENDAI ERA – DOWNFALL 

    Sam Lingle / Short Film, Narrative, By Northwest Filmmakers, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Music Video / 3 mins
    The debut music video from Seattle hip hop group SENDAI ERA. Artist Mike Thielk scheduled to attend.

    Precedes: DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL


Dates & Times

DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL

Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
February 20, 2016 8:30 pm