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CAAMFest 2016

All Films & Events

  1. France is Our Mother Country

    Rithy Panh / CINEMASIA / Cambodia, France / 2014 / Documentary / 74 mins
    FRANCE IS OUR MOTHER COUNTRY illuminates the underlying tones of melancholy and indignation of the French occupation of Cambodia. Oscar-nominated director Rithy Panh delivers a beautifully edited piece detailing the tragedy brought by the brute forces of French colonialism using satirically placed archived footage and old propaganda films.
    France is Our Mother Country

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 17, 2016 9:00 pm At Rush

  2. Frank Wong’s Chinatown (working title)

    James Q. Chan / SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 35 mins
    FRANK WONG'S CHINATOWN (working title) is the story of 81-year-old Frank Wong. This unknown, self-taught artist has spent the past four decades recreating his fading memories by building romantic, extraordinarily detailed miniature models of the San Francisco Chinatown rooms of his youth. Wong's miniature dioramas become rare portals into a historic neighborhood.
    Frank Wong’s Chinatown (working title)

    City College of San Francisco-Chinatown/North Beach Campus
    March 12, 2016 5:00 pm At Rush

  3. Good Ol’ Boy

    Frank Lotito / NARRATIVE / USA / 2015 / Comedy, Culture, Family, Narrative / 104 mins
    It’s 1979, and 10-year-old Smith Bhatnagar’s American dreams — filled with SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, Darth Vader and the girl next door — clash with his parent’s hopes for his future. A coming-of-age dramedy about enduring first loves and the weighty expectations of immigrant parents. Starring Jason Lee, Samrat Chakrabarti and Anjul Nigam.
    Good Ol’ Boy

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 13, 2016 3:10 pm At Rush

    Good Ol’ Boy

    New Parkway Theater
    March 20, 2016 3:15 pm At Rush

  4. Grass

    Tanuj Chopra / NARRATIVE / USA / 2015 / Comedy, Narrative, women / 73 mins
    Complacent pushover Cam and her maverick pal, Jinky, find adventure, merriment and revelation with the help of a backpack full of weed. Their sensory trip comically explores the highs, lows and more highs throughout a day at the park. From the award-winning director of PUNCHING AT THE SUN (SFIAAFF ’06).

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 11, 2016 9:20 pm Not Available

  5. H.P. Mendoza’s Takeover

    H.P. Mendoza kicks off the Asian Art Museum's new series as part of CAAMFest 2016: TAKEOVER. The San Francisco-based creator of COLMA: THE MUSICAL and FRUIT FLY hosts a one-night event and party at the museum that mashes up his preoccupations with musicals, horror films, 8-bit games and virtual reality.
    H.P. Mendoza’s Takeover

    March 17, 2016 6:00 pm Tickets available at:

  6. In Conversation With Randall Okita

    CAAM welcomes Okita to the Bay Area with a special screening of his short films and a discussion of the influences and processes involved.

    In This Program: The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer, Machine with Wishbone, Fish in Barrel, No Contract, Portrait as a Random Act of Violence

    In Conversation with Randall Okita

    Gray Area Foundation for the Arts
    March 12, 2016 12:30 pm Not Available

  7. In The Room

    Eric Khoo / CINEMASIA / Hong Kong, Singapore / 2015 / Narrative / 90 mins
    Room 27, in a dilapidated Singaporean hotel, is a time capsule for six sensual and melancholy vignettes in Eric Khoo's IN THE ROOM - Singapore's first erotic film. There, several decades of illicit trysts and fantasies are realized, and love and its companion loss swing suspended over each heartbreaking encounter.
    In The Room

    Roxie Theatre
    March 12, 2016 7:30 pm Not Available

    In The Room

    New People Cinema
    March 19, 2016 9:50 pm Not Available

  8. Jasmine

    Dax Phelan / NARRATIVE / United States / 2015 / Feature, Narrative, Narrative Fiction / 80 mins
    Mixing tragedy, mystery and obsession, JASMINE is a psychological thriller following Leonard, a man distraught after his wife’s murder. His attempts to heal are dashed when he sees a stranger at her grave, whom he believes to be her killer. Bent on justice, Leonard takes matters into his own hands.

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 14, 2016 6:20 pm At Rush

  9. Kampai: For The Love of Sake

    Mirai Konishi / CAAMFEAST, CINEMASIA / Japan / 2015 / 95 mins
    Three sake connoisseurs — a British sake brewer, an American journalist and the president of a century-old Japanese sake brewery — seek to better understand the mechanics of the present-day sake industry. Filmmaker Mirai Konishi follows them as they also discover the underlying richness and complexity surrounding the Japanese cultural staple.
    Kampai: For The Love of Sake

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 11, 2016 6:40 pm Not Available

    Kampai: For The Love of Sake

    New People Cinema
    March 19, 2016 7:30 pm At Rush

  10. Kid Kulafu

    Paul Soriano / CINEMASIA / Philippines / 2015 / Narrative / 109 mins
    Before the championships and global success, Manny Pacquiao fought an entirely different battle. Overcoming poverty, abandonment and bullying, KID KULAFU discovers the power of his fists, and the strength of his heart, through the “sweet science.” Paul Soriano’s intensely filmed tale of triumph is a testament to the human spirit.
    Kid Kulafu

    Roxie Theatre
    March 11, 2016 5:00 pm Not Available