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CAAMFest 2016

All Films & Events

  1. Operation Popcorn

    David Grabias / DOCUMENTARY / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 80 mins
    When a Hmong businessman rises to prominence in his community, he decides to answer a call-to-action to help the Hmong people fighting for their lives against violent attacks from the communist Laos government. What happens next is a strange tale that is more than meets the eye.
    Operation Popcorn

    Roxie Theatre
    March 13, 2016 7:00 pm Not Available


    SHORTS / 78 mins
    Engage your senses as you peer through the lens of a kaleidoscope to view a spectrum of stories, ideas and expression. The detailed and experimental elements of THE OUT(ER) LIMITS carry you on an intimate visual journey of dance, music, art and identity in the LGBTQ universe.

    In This Program: Absence: no fats, no femmes, no Asians, Do Not Think For a Moment, Eclipse (ruby), For the Love of Unicorns, It Runs in the Family, Mansions on The Moon feat. Zee Avi: Heart of the Moment, Molten Tea, We are Mangos


    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 12, 2016 9:20 pm At Rush


    New Parkway Theater
    March 19, 2016 5:20 pm Not Available

  3. Painted Nails

    Dianne Griffin & Erica Jordan / DOCUMENTARY / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 58 mins
    Mission District nail salon owner Van Nguyen tackles the cosmetics industry in this provocative documentary. PAINTED NAILS focuses on workers rights and the little-known implications of getting a mani-pedi in America as it raises awareness of the daily health hazards faced by nail techs on the job.
    Painted Nails

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 12, 2016 12:40 pm Not Available

    Painted Nails

    New Parkway Theater
    March 20, 2016 5:20 pm At Rush

  4. Pali Road

    Jonathan Lim / NARRATIVE / USA / 2015 / Narrative / 92 mins
    After waking up from a car accident, Lily realizes she is living a life she has no recollection of and absent of the boyfriend only she seems to remember. As she desperately searches for the truth, Lily questions her entire existence as she discovers the meaning of true love.
    Pali Road

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 12, 2016 9:10 pm Not Available

  5. Please Remember Me

    Zhao Qing / CINEMASIA / China / 2015 / Documentary / 78 mins
    How does one care for an ailing life partner while working against the intractable march of old age? Director Zhao Qing follows her octogenarian great-uncle as he tends to his Alzheimer’s-stricken wife with devotion, pragmatism and quiet courage. Executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Ruby Yang.
    Please Remember Me

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 12, 2016 1:00 pm At Rush

    Please Remember Me

    New Parkway Theater
    March 20, 2016 4:40 pm Not Available


    SHORTS / 91 mins
    From pride and joy to fear and anger, everyone faces these emotional swings as they grow into themselves. PORTRAITS FROM THE SCHOOLYARD is a collection of diverse moments and experiences that magnifies the lives of students in and out of class.

    In This Program: America 1979, Study Abroad 2: The Daydreaming Bunny, From Tonga, Born With It, Horoscope, Pioneer High


    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 16, 2016 6:20 pm At Rush


    SHORTS / 84 mins
    Status updates hide the pain and, often, stupidity that is the search for love. This quest leads us through the most ridiculous, and possibly dangerous, situations. RELATIONSHIP STATUS: IT'S COMPLICATED explores the many ways that finding love today is much like the first human's quest for fire — pretty insane.

    In This Program: Flip Flops, Lovebites, Mush, One-minded, Pop, Tourists, White Fetish


    Roxie Theatre
    March 13, 2016 9:40 pm Not Available

  8. Right Footed

    Nick Spark / GALA PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 81 mins
    CAAMFest celebrates the close of the festival with RIGHT FOOTED, a documentary about expert martial artist, disability rights activist and the world’s only armless airplane pilot, Filipina American Jessica Cox. Ride along on her journey as she overcomes adversity, finds romance and inspires the world.

    Precedes: Closing Night Party

    Right Footed

    New Parkway Theater
    March 20, 2016 7:00 pm Not Available

    Right Footed

    New Parkway Theater
    March 20, 2016 7:30 pm Not Available

    Closing Night Party

    SomaR Bar
    March 20, 2016 9:00 pm Not Available

  9. ROOTS

    SHORTS / 100 mins
    This family of short films digs down to the roots of bonds between relatives across all generations. Tender, reflective, happy and even difficult moments between siblings, parents and grandparents reveal the foundations of family that tie each character together from womb to tomb.

    In This Program: Adrift in Sunset, Ba, The Boardwalk, Christmas in America, Jinju, Parachute Girls, Visiting Mum


    Roxie Theatre
    March 13, 2016 4:30 pm Not Available

  10. The Royal Tailor

    Lee Won-suk / CINEMASIA / South Korea / 2014 / Narrative / 127 mins
    Sartorial rivals Dol-suk (Han Suk-kyu), a master craftsman devoted to tradition, and Kong-jin (Ko Soo), an avant-garde upstart with rakish charm, cross shears for the position of the king’s tailor. High fashion and political intrigue weave together this sumptuous court drama, replete with scenes of rustling hanbok and sensuous embroidery.
    The Royal Tailor

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 15, 2016 9:00 pm At Rush

    The Royal Tailor

    New Parkway Theater
    March 19, 2016 2:20 pm At Rush