Ready to travel? Then let our Gala Presentations transport you! From a John Hughes-inspired dramedy, chronicling a group of international Korean teens’ sent to South Korea for a crash course in Korean culture, to the inspiring story of a young Indian women with cerebral palsy’s journey to become a writer, and closing with a delicious tour of the Asian food landscape, this year’s Gala Presentations explore the journey and the destination. Tag along for the ride!
Bruce Seidel / Gala Presentations, CAAMFeast / USA / 2014 / 90 minsCAAM 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.
Precedes: Closing Night Party
New Parkway Theater
March 22, 2015 7:00 pm Rush Only
Closing Night Party
March 22, 2015 9:00 pm
Shonali Bose / Gala Presentations / India / 2014 / Culture, Gay/Lesbian, Women / 100 minsLaila is an aspiring writer and NYU transplant, via Delhi University, whose cerebral palsy is a footnote to her other achievements. When she falls for a fiery female activist, her creative and personal boundaries are tested. Shonali Bose’s (AMU) deeply personal film dazzles with moments of quiet self-discovery and first love, unbound by ability and difference.
Preceded by: Centerpiece Reception
Benson Lee / Gala Presentations / South Korea, USA / 2015 / Comedy, Culture, Family, Narrative / 105 minsFresh off its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, CAAMFest 2015 opens with SEOUL SEARCHING, directed by award winning Korean-American director Benson Lee, Set in the 1980s and inspired by Lee’s own personal experiences, SEOUL SEARCHING is a fun coming-of-age feature, chronicling the shenanigans and personal journeys of a group of international Korean teens sent to a government-sponsored summer camp for a crash course in Korean culture.
Precedes: Opening Night Gala