The documentary will be shown this Saturday at the Khmer Arts Academy in Long Beach.
Following its US premiere last week at Long Beach’s Art Theatre, The Missing Picture’s director, Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh, will appear at the Art himself to discuss the film that has earned his home country its first Oscar nomination.
Rithy Panh’s The Missing Picture—one of five Best Foreign Film nominees at this year’s Academy Awards that also had its US premiere last Friday in Long Beach—is foremost about memory. And Panh explores memory in all its forms: personal, collective, historicized.
Long Beach and Cambodia are sharing simultaneous firsts this weekend with Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh’s The Missing Picture: the movie marks the first-ever Academy Award nomination for any film out of Cambodia and its showing at the Art Theatre starting this Friday marks the first ever U.S. premiere of a major film in Long Beach.