2 US fests in May
Lelaki Komunis Terakhir will screen in freedom's land and bravery's home in two cities in May. The Seattle International Film Festival is the largest festival in the US (it runs for 3 weeks whereas others would typically run for 10 days). I think it's the first Malaysian work to screen there.
The SIFF has an entry fee but the programmer saw it in Berlin and thus invited it for free. Thou shalt never pay to enter festivals.
It will also screen in the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. This isn't a big festival at all; in fact, it's downright cosy. Many Asian-Americans will gather there to natter about "diversity" and "empowerment." Since it's in the City of Quartz they will also ask questions like "Do you have an agent yet?"
I will be going to LA (straight from Toronto) but the Seattle screenings will be unrepresented.
The last time I had an American screening, I had questions like "What's a durian?" But everyone had such nice teeth.
* Synopses and ticket details should be on the festival websites by early May.