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    My CAAMFest Fairy Tale

    Posted April 10th, 2013 by Michael in CAAMFest 2013, Student Delegates 2013

    by Yvane Mirabueno 2013 CAAMFest Student Delegate Back in the good old days, before smartphones, matchmaking websites, and boomboxes (yes I’m referring to John Cusack in Say Anything), harana, meaning “serenade” in Tagalog, was the way Filipino gentlemen would woo the ladies. However, because of changing times and the modernity bug, this classic romantic practice is slowly […]


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    “The Dead Dad Experience”: A Student Delegate Review

    Posted April 8th, 2013 by conorrabinovitz in CAAMFest 2013, Student Delegates 2013

    by Jethro Patalinghug 2013 Student Delegate Dead Dad came in halfway in the 3-day movie marathon that was prearranged for us in the CAAMFest student delegate program. I was quite apprehensive about the title. It stimulated unlikable expectations in my mind. I was afraid it was going to be melodramatic, or if not, the opposite, […]


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    Emotional History: A Student Delegate Review of Jiseul at CAAMFest

    Posted April 8th, 2013 by conorrabinovitz in CAAMFest 2013, Student Delegates 2013

    by Emily Y. Wang 2013 Student Delegate   Jiseul is highly stylized art house, released in nostalgic black and white on the unreal crispness of digital film. But the film’s real power lies in its portrait of a human tragedy that is little if at all recognized in Korea or the United States more than […]


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    A Flying Circus of Sorts: Experiences of CAAMFest and Comrade Kim

    Posted March 31st, 2013 by Michael in CAAMFest 2013, Student Delegates 2013

    by Jessica Barker 2013 Student Delegate The hustle and bustle of CAAMFest was an equally foreign but thrilling experience that each person should experience once in his lifetime. From watching over ten films and short showcases in historical theaters across San Francisco to having coffee with filmmakers in Japantown, the festival offered me a week […]


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    CAAM Fellow Kimi Takesue Reflects

    Posted March 28th, 2013 by jamiebalaoro in CAAMFest 2013, CAAMFest Fellow 2013

    By Kimi Takesue 2013 CAAM Fellow One of the highlights of the week was spending time getting to know “fellow fellows” Derek Nguyen and Ernesto Foronda (unfortunately, Eric Lin couldn’t attend). Filmmaking can be a lonely pursuit, so it’s inspiring to connect with other like-minded artists who, despite challenges, continue to dream, persevere and find creative ways to make […]


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    Xmas Without China, and the Spirit of Christmas

    Posted March 27th, 2013 by Michael in CAAMFest 2013, Student Delegates 2013

    by Anne Wong 2013 Student Delegate Tom Xia took a very bold dare with challenging an American family, The Jones survive a whole entire month in December with out any products made from China. The documentary was filled with humorous moments that would get the audience laughing. But there were also many scenes that were extremely self reflective […]


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    Midnight’s Children at CAAMFest, Review

    Posted March 27th, 2013 by Michael in CAAMFest 2013, Student Delegates 2013

    by Mei Sze Phung 2013 Student Delegate Deepa Mehta, the director of the Academy Award nominated film “Water” tells this story through film in such a passionate manner. As I watched this film, I was intrigued by the vivid colors, crystal clear images, and the enchanting Indian music. “Midnight’s Children” is about two boys switched at […]


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    Memoirs of a Superfan, Vol. 8.9: Labor of Love

    Posted March 25th, 2013 by Michael in CAAMFest 2013, Memoirs of a Superfan

    Memoirs of a Superfan, Vol. 8.9:  Labor of Love “If memories are food for the soul then home movies are the bread crumbs we drop to find our way home.” – opening lines, Memories to Light (Closing Night Presentation) Memories to Light was an intimate, deeply affecting closing to CAAMFest.  Master filmmaker Mark Decena plunged deeply into personal history as he […]


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    Memoirs of a Superfan, Vol. 8.8: On Our Plate

    Posted March 25th, 2013 by Michael in CAAMFest 2013, Memoirs of a Superfan

    Memoirs of a Superfan, Vol. 8.8:  On Our Plate March 25, 2013 Soon to be festless and restless, I journeyed to J-town and KQED for the last few events of an incredible CAAMFest experience.  The movies, as usual, have been profound – entertaining, gritty, artful, inspirational and moving.  Each year brings me to a deeper place.  It’s a trueing […]


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    Memoirs of a Superfan, Vol. 8.7: Dosa Hunt – Stay Hungry, CAAMFest!

    Posted March 22nd, 2013 by chelseapark in CAAMFest 2013, Memoirs of a Superfan

    Dosa Hunt – Stay Hungry, CAAMFest! By Ravi Chandra, M.D. March 22, 2013 We got down with brown last night at the Asian Art Museum for the premiere of Dosa Hunt, Amrit Singh’s short doc/rock/mock-umentary about a Magnificent 7 of Starving Musicians on a hunt for a dosa treat.  Singh said the film was inspired by a […]