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CAAMFest 2015

Spotlight: Arthur Dong

Each year, CAAMFest recognizes an individual who has made an indelible contribution to Asian American experiences through cinema. This year, we are thrilled to honor renowned filmmaker Arthur Dong. With over four decades of championing equality through telling Asian American and LGBTQIA stories, CAAMFest is proud to celebrate Arthur’s inspirational career.

View the Spotlight Press Release here!

March 14, 2015


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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

March 15, 2015


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The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor

Making its world premiere at CAAMFest 2015, THE KILLING FIELDS OF DR. HAING S. NGOR chronicles the life, times and murder of actor and humanitarian Dr. Haing S. Ngor, a Cambodian genocide survivor who escaped to America and won an Oscar for his first acting role in THE KILLING FIELDS. Following the screening, join director Arthur Dong at the Centerpiece Reception.
4:10 pm
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Centerpiece Reception

Celebrate opening weekend in style at the historic Castro Theatre mezzanine. Grab a handcrafted Remy Martin cocktail and clink glasses with the nearest stranger — after all, you never know who you might rub elbows with. Director Shonali Bose and Spotlight Honoree Arthur Dong in attendance.
6:00 pm
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March 20, 2015


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On Stage Conversation: Arthur Dong & B. Ruby Rich

Join noted film critic and author B. Ruby Rich as she speaks with Arthur Dong about his work and legacy.
7:10 pm
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