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CAAMFest 2015

SHOWS AT RUSH

Last-minute tickets — rush tickets — may be available just before showtime when advance tickets have sold out. A rush line will form outside the venue usually one hour before showtime. Approximately ten minutes prior to screening, empty seats are counted and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis to those in line. Rush tickets will only be sold to those actually waiting in line. The following films are either “At Rush” or soon to be “At Rush.” For additional screenings of “At Rush” films, please refer to the individual film pages.

March 13, 2015


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9-Man

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.
6:45 pm
Rush Only

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Directions in Sound

Directions In Sound music showcase blasts into the stratosphere with artists making noise in the hip-hop and future bass scene. Get ready for New York based emcee Awkwafina with her satirical rhymes and Suboi, “Vietnam’s Queen of Hip Hop.” Joining them are Kronika, 2x World Champion DJ Vinroc and DJ Bluz. Hosted by CHOPS of the Mountain Brothers!
9:30 pm
Rush Only

March 14, 2015


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Jalanan

A rare look at the vibrant subculture of Jakarta’s street buskers, JALANAN offers fascinating and occasionally heartbreaking insight into Indonesian urban life. The camera captures the beauty and risks of street life as Titi, Ho and Boni struggle to make a living with their music through prison and personal tragedies.
12:30 pm
Not Available

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FAMILY TIES (SHORTS)

In a whirlwind of doubt, rejection, trust and love, these shorts express the struggle and joy that come out of reconnecting with family. With a few autobiographical stories like GIAP’S LAST DAY and narratives like MAMA TANG, histories emerge between generations of disconnect and silence.

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Forbidden City, U.S.A.

Swing back in time to Chinatown in the 1930s in a premiere of the new digitally remastered version of FORBIDDEN CITY, U.S.A. CAAM celebrates Arthur Dong’s documentary with live perfor- mances and a reading of excerpts from the book by Dong himself — Forbidden City, USA: Chinese American Night Clubs, 1936-1970.
4:00 pm
Rush Only

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The Sisterhood of Night

The friendship between three high school girls leads to a series of increasingly dangerous events, throwing their community into a modern-day witch-hunt. SISTERHOOD pulls together a wide variety of cultural touchstones, from the Salem witch trials to cyberbullying, to show the power of silence and finding a voice.
5:45 pm
Not Available

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Top Spin

Dreaming to represent the United States in the 2012 London Olympics, Ariel, Lily and Michael face a lot more than just training and competing in the intense sport of table tennis. They’re all on a journey to get the “top spin,” balancing their teenage lives while focusing on the sport.
7:00 pm
Rush Only

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Love Arcadia

When his family’s tea shop faces displacement by an alluring real estate mogul, Jake (Anthony Ma) must confront his fear of change. LOVE ARCADIA tells a coming-of-age story — by way of boba straw — that explores the lessons of holding on, letting go and loving with what you got.

March 16, 2015


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Dot 2 Dot

After relocating nearby to his childhood home in Hong Kong, Chung deliberately engages in what he calls “slow living.” When his cryptic dot graffiti is deciphered by a lovely Mandarin teacher, they risk arrest in a series of public declarations of love for their city and, ultimately, each other.
7:20 pm
Not Available

March 18, 2015


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Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll

April 17 marks the 40th anniversary of Cambodia’s fall to the Khmer Rouge. This brilliant film reveals the beauty and vibrancy of Cambodian music pre-1975, showcasing talented artists who perished in the genocide. Their music lives on, and their country is once again filled with song: mournful, resilient, hopeful.

March 19, 2015


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Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll

April 17 marks the 40th anniversary of Cambodia’s fall to the Khmer Rouge. This brilliant film reveals the beauty and vibrancy of Cambodian music pre-1975, showcasing talented artists who perished in the genocide. Their music lives on, and their country is once again filled with song: mournful, resilient, hopeful.

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Supper Club

Get ready to eat, drink and be inspired by all things gourmet and culinary! Follow “Demon Chef” Alvin Leung as he visits the Bay Area’s most exciting restaurants and speaks to renowned chefs, including Michael Mina and Corey Lee, about ingredients, craft and personal vision in the restaurant industry.
7:10 pm
Rush Only

March 20, 2015


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Changing Season: On the Masumoto Family Farm

“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.

March 21, 2015


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Chinese Couplets

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.

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Changing Season: On the Masumoto Family Farm

“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.

March 22, 2015


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Top Spin

Dreaming to represent the United States in the 2012 London Olympics, Ariel, Lily and Michael face a lot more than just training and competing in the intense sport of table tennis. They’re all on a journey to get the “top spin,” balancing their teenage lives while focusing on the sport.
12:30 pm
Rush Only

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Miss India America

Lily Prasad is a valedictorian who wants to win at all costs — but she’s lost her boyfriend to the reigning Miss India National. She schemes to win him back by winning the beauty pageant herself. This female Frank Underwood rediscovers the importance of family and friends in a hilarious comedy.

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Lucky Chow

CAAM co-produced PBS series LUCKY CHOW follows LUCKYRICE culinary festival founder Danielle Chang as she travels across America, exploring the Asian food landscape. Featuring many of the country’s most renowned chefs and culinary stars such as TOP CHEF winner Kristen Kish, YouTube sensation Maangchi and Bay Area favorite Ramen Shop.
7:00 pm
Rush Only

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9-Man

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.