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CAAMFest 2016

All Films & Events

  1. The Kids

    Sunny Yu / CINEMASIA / Taiwan / 2015 / International Narratives / 90 mins
    Bao-Li wants to do what's best for his wife, Jia-Jia, and their infant daughter. The difference between what he wants and what he has may prove too difficult for him to overcome. From director Yu Wei-shan, THE KIDS is a story of how love and sacrifice are often intertwined.
    The Kids

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 12, 2016 4:00 pm Not Available

    The Kids

    New People Cinema
    March 20, 2016 7:10 pm Not Available

  2. Mad Tiger

    Jonathan Yi / DIRECTIONS IN SOUND / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 82 mins
    Making its West Coast premiere, MAD TIGER chronicles the relationship between two bandmates, Peelander-Yellow and Peelander-Red, of the Japanese performance-art band Peelander-Z. When Red quits, their friendship is tested and both are catapulted into finding greater meaning in their lives through their art and relationship with each other.
    Mad Tiger

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 11, 2016 9:40 pm Not Available

    Mad Tiger

    New People Cinema
    March 19, 2016 5:00 pm Not Available

  3. Master of None

    CAAM is thrilled to host Master of None co-creator Alan Yang and cast member Kelvin Yu as they share details on the show’s inspiration and production as well as their own experiences in an industry full of both opportunity and obstacle.
    Master of None

    Gray Area Foundation for the Arts
    March 12, 2016 6:00 pm At Rush

  4. Mele Murals

    Tadashi Nakamura / SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS, DOCUMENTARY / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 60 mins
    Beyond the serene coastlines that have made the Hawaiian Islands famous lies a deeper community connection amongst locals. Artists Estria Miyashiro and John Hina travel to the rural town of Waimea, HI, where they attempt to connect ancient Hawaiian traditions and graffiti with the youth of tomorrow.

    Preceded by: CAAMFest @ OMCA

    Mele Murals

    Oakland Museum of California
    March 18, 2016 7:00 pm At Rush

    Mele Murals

    New People Cinema
    March 19, 2016 12:10 pm Not Available

    Preceded By:
    CAAMFest @ OMCA

    Oakland Museum of California
    March 18, 2016 5:00 pm

  5. Memories To Light: Chinese American Home Movies

    For the fourth CAAMFest iteration of our innovative home movie initiative, we are thrilled to present a compilation of Chinese American home movies from the 1930s through the 1970s, with live musical accompaniment by acclaimed jazz musician Francis Wong.
    Memories To Light: Chinese American Home Movies

    Chinese Historical Society of America
    March 16, 2016 7:00 pm At Rush

  6. Muslim Youth Voices

    Muslim youth in Philadelphia and Minneapolis create short film magic. In the second year of this signature CAAM program, they explore the universal truths of growing up. Acclaimed filmmaker Musa Syeed returns to help young people craft their unique stories that disintegrate the borders built on stereotypes.
    Muslim Youth Voices

    New People Cinema
    March 20, 2016 3:00 pm Free

  7. The Name of the Whale

    Fumito Fujikawa / CINEMASIA / Japan / 2015 / 91 mins
    Junior high student Yuta is assigned the task of excavating fossils as a summer school project. The contentment this assignment brings him is abruptly shattered when pieces of his everyday life begin to fall apart, and Yuta must soon find the balance between his old and new worlds.
    The Name of the Whale

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 17, 2016 6:20 pm Not Available

    The Name of the Whale

    New People Cinema
    March 20, 2016 5:00 pm Not Available

  8. Ninth Floor

    Mina Shum / DOCUMENTARY / Canada / 2016 / Documentary / 81 mins
    The Sir George Williams riot of 1969 was one of the most pivotal moments in Canada's history. In her debut feature-length documentary, Mina Shum gives a long-anticipated look at this climactic event in race relations. Filled with first-person recollections, NINTH FLOOR explores when one school protest sparked a monumental movement.

    Preceded by: Racial Facial

    Ninth Floor

    Roxie Theatre
    March 12, 2016 2:40 pm Not Available

  9. No Land’s Song

    Ayat Najafi / DIRECTIONS IN SOUND / France, Germany, Iran / 2014 / Documentary / 93 mins
    Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, women have been forbidden to sing as soloists. Composer Sara Najafi, determined to organize a concert for solo female singers, collaborates with three French singers in Tehran, opening the door to musical freedom for Iranian women, and building a cultural pathway to the West.
    No Land’s Song

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 16, 2016 8:40 pm Not Available

  10. Opening Night Gala

    Follow TYRUS with a feast for the senses at our Opening Night Gala at the Asian Art Museum! Dine, drink, dance and discuss as you indulge in what epitomizes CAAM — art, music and food.

    Preceded by: TYRUS

    Opening Night Gala

    Asian Art Museum
    March 10, 2016 9:30 pm Not Available

    Preceded By:

    Castro Theater
    March 10, 2016 7:00 pm Not Available

    Preceded By:

    New Parkway Theater
    March 20, 2016 12:30 pm Not Available