All Films & Events
Special Presentations / Singapore / 2003 / 90 minsHigh-velocity angst in an artificial Eden, Royston Tan’s irreverent first feature dredges up an underworld of teen dropouts, druggies and dead-enders in Singapore. The screening of 15 will be followed by a conversation between Royston Tan and the critic/artist/filmmaker Valerie Soe.
Special Presentations / Singapore / 2007 / 115 minsSingapore’s resident bad-boy Royston Tan pays tribute to his country’s kitschiest love—getai, stage musicals that are part small-time Vegas revues and full-time campy fun—in this delirious comedy involving the Papaya Sisters, who dream of winning a national contest.
Narrative / Hong Kong, USA / 2012 / 80 minsThe director of Munyurangabo returns with this fairy tale about a New York City woman who finds an old Korean fable suddenly come to life—in her apartment. Starring Amanda Plummer and Will Patton.
Special Presentations / Conversation / 90 minsAMERICAN NARRATIVE: THE MUSLIM PROTAGONIST is a highlighted conversation at CAAMFest 2013 that uses Mira Nair's "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" as a launching point to address relevant issues affecting American Muslims, and by extension many religious groups and communities of color. This discussion will bring together key speakers along with community members to address vital social and political issues, including the disturbing acts of violence against Muslim and Sikh communities, the representation of Muslims in national media, and the rise of Muslim artists, performers and thought leaders.
American Narrative: The Muslim Protagonist
Union Bank Community Room
March 23, 2013 4:00 pm
Admission is FREE with proof of one festival event purchase (CAAMFest ticket or receipt) / $5 entry at door / Cash only
New Directions / 90 minsJoin CAAM, KQED, and filmmaker Grace Lee for a unique food conference announcing a new national production for PBS. Meet the production team and some leading San Francisco Bay Area culinary voices as we introduce one of the most exciting Asian American projects in years. We’d also love to hear audience ideas to help shape the program.
Special Presentations / USA / 2009 / Family / 94 minsAstro Boy is a young robot with incredible powers created by a genius scientist who dreams of replacing the son that he’s lost in a fatal car accident. This 2009 adaptation of the famous manga is filled with a devoted fan’s loving appreciation for the history of the series.
Documentaries / 2012 / 66 minsIn memory of the late Judo master Keiko Fukuda, you are invited to join us in a special tribute screening of Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful. Revisit the inspiring tale of testing the limits and Judo craftsmanship.
CinemAsia / Hong Kong / 2012 / 92 minsBeauty is often so banal it’s invisible. But this omnibus of four short films, each by an acclaimed Asian director, wrest moments of rapture from unexpected places. A collaboration between the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society and the Chinese Internet TV company Youku.