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CAAMFest 2015

Film

  1. 5MMa

    0.5MM

    Ando Momoko / CinemAsia / Japan / 2014 / Narrative / 198 mins
    0.5MM follows the journey of Sawa (Ando Sakura) a caregiver for the elderly, as she survives by way of enigmatic relationships with old men who test her moral standards. Constantly being subjected to blatant sexism and patriarchy, her astute resiliency eventually leads her full circle.

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    1990 Institute: Youth Voices on China

    Special Presentations
    The Youth Voices on China online video contest is the 1990 Institute’s signature education initiative to foster better global awareness among young Americans. Enjoy an exclusive premiere of the finalists’ videos on what China means to them and their futures. Meet the middle school, high school and college division winners.
    1990 Institute: Youth Voices on China

    New People Cinema
    March 14, 2015 12:00 pm FREE


  3. 9-Man

    Ursula Liang / Documentary / USA / 2014 / 87 mins
    9-MAN is the story about a gritty Chinese-only street-ball game born in the alleys and parking lots of local 1930s Chinatowns. Director Ursula Liang follows 9-MAN’s rising stars and chronicles the rich history and evolution of the sport as rival teams battle to cement their place in history.
    9-Man

    The Great Star
    March 13, 2015 6:45 pm Rush Only

    9-Man

    New Parkway Theater
    March 22, 2015 7:30 pm Rush Only


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    All Eyes and Ears

    Vanessa Hope / Documentary / China / Documentary, Feature / 86 mins
    A timely exploration into the complex links between the U.S. and China, ALL EYES AND EARS interweaves the stories of U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, his adopted Chinese daughter, Gracie Mei, and blind activist Chen Guangcheng as they find purpose, identity and resolve amid the two nations’ evolving relationship.
    All Eyes and Ears

    New People Cinema
    March 15, 2015 2:20 pm Not Available

    All Eyes and Ears

    New Parkway Theater
    March 21, 2015 8:00 pm Not Available


  5. As You Were

    Liao Jiekai / CinemAsia / Singapore / 2014 / 92 mins
    Childhood friends Guohui and Peiling reunite as lovers, seeking refuge from Singapore on a quiet island. Bound by water, they face the transformation of their city and theirlove. With beautiful stillness and vibrancy, Liao Jiekai’s AS YOU WERE tests the inescapability of erosion and the velocity of change.
    As You Were

    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    March 15, 2015 7:10 pm Not Available

    As You Were

    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    March 19, 2015 9:10 pm Not Available


  6. Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain

    Ravi Kumar / CinemAsia / India / 2014 / Narrative / 96 mins
    Narrating the days leading up to the Bhopal disaster in December 1984, director Ravi Kumar brings together notable actors from both Hollywood and Indian cinema to tell the poignant story of the immense pesticide plant gas leak in the heart of the small city of Bhopal, India, in this much-awaited docudrama starring Kal Penn, Martin Sheen and Mischa Barton.
    Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain

    New People Cinema
    March 14, 2015 2:30 pm Not Available


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    CAAM Fellow Showcase

    Come join the top professionals and newest stars of the film, TV and documentary worlds in an informal conversation over coffee. We’ll talk about success and sustainability, navigating your career as an Asian American and how to keep working in an ever-changing media environment. You’ll also learn about the CAAM Fellowship Program, a professional media mentorship program, and meet the 2015 CAAM Fellows! Check caamedia.org for more information.

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    Boo Ji-young / CinemAsia / South Korea / 2014 / Drama, Family, Women / 110 mins
    When corporate honchos at a retail superstore lay off their temporary employees without cause, an unassuming cashier discovers her will to fight, joining forces with co-workers to protest their wrongful dismissals. Inspired by a real-life incident, CART raises a defiant fist in support of female solidarity and worker justice.
    Cart

    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    March 14, 2015 6:20 pm Not Available

    Cart

    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    March 15, 2015 2:20 pm Not Available


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    Changing Season: On the Masumoto Family Farm

    Jim Choi / Documentary, Special Presentations / USA / 2014 / 60 mins
    “How many harvests do you have in you?” is the perennial echo heard across the Masumoto Family peach farm. CHANGING SEASON chronicles a transitional year for David “Mas” Masumoto and his daughter, Nikiko, as they lovingly act out the rituals of transitioning the farm into Nikiko's hands.
    Changing Season: On the Masumoto Family Farm

    Oakland Museum of California
    March 20, 2015 7:00 pm Rush Only

    Changing Season: On the Masumoto Family Farm

    New Parkway Theater
    March 21, 2015 7:00 pm Rush Only


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    Chinese Couplets

    Felicia Lowe / Special Presentations / USA / 2015 / Bay Area Connection / 53 mins
    Felicia Lowe presents perhaps her most personal film with CHINESE COUPLETS, making its world premiere at CAAMFest 2015. With this film about generations of women, Lowe looks at her own mother, whom she calls “the hardest story for me to crack.” Join us for Q&A with Lowe following the film.

    Preceded by: China: Land of My Father

    Chinese Couplets

    The Great Star
    March 14, 2015 7:00 pm Not Available

    Chinese Couplets

    New Parkway Theater
    March 21, 2015 5:00 pm Rush Only