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CAAMFest 2014


Each year, CAAMFest’s Special Presentations highlight the works of significant media makers and their impressive contributions to modern cinema. This year is no different as we celebrate the latest documentary from filmmaker Grace Lee, re-examine the careers of White Crane Films producers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, and rediscover WHITE POWDER AND NEON LIGHTS, Hong Kong’s first full-length color film.

  1. American Zombie

    SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2006 / 90 mins
    American Zombie

    Sundance Kabuki
    March 14, 2014 9:30 pm

  2. Awesome Asian Bad Guys

    March 21, 2014 9:30 pm

    Awesome Asian Bad Guys

    New People Cinema
    March 22, 2014 9:00 pm

  3. Black Market Couple (OUTV)

    SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / Hong Kong / 1947 / 80 mins
    BLACK MARKET COUPLE depicts a new generation of Chinese who are making a living for themselves in the United States, all while trying to adapt to local customs. Hilarity ensues when single Wong Man-Bun, in an attempt to trick his boss into granting him vacation time, pretends to be on a honeymoon with his friend’s wife.
    Black Market Couple (OUTV)

    The Great Star
    March 19, 2014 7:00 pm

  4. Come Drink With Me

    SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / Hong Kong / 1966 / 91 mins
    In this celebrated Hong Kong wuxia (martial arts) film, Cheng Pei-pei became an overnight sensation with a tour de force performance still considered as one of the mightiest female warriors in cinematic history. Directed by King Hu, this action-packed classic is a must see on the big screen.
    Come Drink With Me

    The Great Star
    March 15, 2014 5:00 pm

  5. Dreaming Lhasa (RITU/TENZING)

    March 20, 2014 7:00 pm

  6. Family Ingredients (PIC #1)

    SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2013 / Culture / 57 mins
    FAMILY INGREDIENTS is a tasteful travelogue adventure. Hawaiian chef Alan Wong, who is of Chinese and Japanese descent, embarks on a journey that follows his family recipes back to their origins in Japan. Audiences will find his passion for life and affinity for food culture deeply relatable.
    Family Ingredients (PIC #1)

    Sundance Kabuki
    March 14, 2014 7:00 pm

    Family Ingredients (PIC #1)

    Sundance Kabuki
    March 18, 2014 7:00 pm

  7. Golden Gate Girls

    SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / Hong Kong / 2013 / Documentary / 90 mins
    GOLDEN GATE GIRLS reveals the untold story and achievements of San Francisco native Esther Eng, one of the first female Chinese American directors. Filmmaker Louisa Wei takes us through photos and memories from close relatives that paint a venerable portrait of the legendary artist as her centennial is celebrated this year.
    Golden Gate Girls

    The Great Star
    March 18, 2014 6:30 pm

  8. Hula: Merrie Monarch’s Golden Celebration

    Sundance Kabuki
    March 15, 2014 12:15 pm

    Hula: Merrie Monarch’s Golden Celebration

    New People Cinema
    March 19, 2014 6:20 pm

  9. The Kingdom and the Beauty

    SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / Hong Kong / 1959 / 100 mins
    Set in Imperial China, THE KINGDOM AND THE BEAUTY is a gorgeous musical-drama directed by Li Han-hsiang (THE LAST TEMPEST,1976). In this epic tale of a Chinese emperor in love with a country maiden, we are treated to dazzling musical numbers, top-notch acting and cinematography.
    The Kingdom and the Beauty

    The Great Star
    March 15, 2014 2:00 pm

  10. Memories to Light 2.0

    Memories to Light is back for a second program at CAAMFest! CAAM Executive Director Stephen Gong will share selections from the first year of the project that explore the question: Why are home movies so important, and what role will they play in telling the story of Asian America? Live accompaniment by Dan Lee (Scrabbel) and Goh Nakamura
    Memories to Light 2.0

    New Parkway
    March 23, 2014 5:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets