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CAAMFest 2016

All Films & Events

  1. Sons of Halawa

    Matt Yamashita / SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 56 mins
    Pilipo Solatorio is the last native Hawaiian from Halawa. He lives harmoniously with nature and attuned to the spirit of the land. The teachings of his ancestors are at risk of being lost unless he finds a successor to continue his traditions. Only through their roots will future generations flourish.

    Preceded by: Roots of ‘Ulu

    Sons of Halawa

    New People Cinema
    March 20, 2016 12:30 pm At Rush

  2. The Soong Sisters

    Mabel Cheung / SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / Hong Kong / 1997 / Narrative / 140 mins
    Join us as we revisit acclaimed filmmaker Mabel Cheung’s evocative portrayal of the powerful and influential Soong family in THE SOONG SISTERS. The film details the true story of the Soong daughters’ rise in fame and influence during a turbulent period of war and revolution in 20th-century China.
    The Soong Sisters

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 14, 2016 9:00 pm At Rush

  3. The Super Story Behind Pixar’s “Sanjay’s Super Team”

    Join director Sanjay Patel and producer Nicole Grindle for an insightful peek behind the curtains of Pixar Animation Studio’s latest Academy Award-nominated short, SANJAY’S SUPER TEAM.
    The Super Story behind Pixar’s “Sanjay’s Super Team”

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 15, 2016 6:30 pm At Rush

  4. A Tale of Three Cities

    Mabel Cheung / GALA PRESENTATIONS / China, Hong Kong / 2015 / Drama, Narrative / 130 mins
    From CAAMFest spotlight filmmaker Mabel Cheung, A TALE OF THREE CITIES transports you to Hong Kong during the turbulent times of war in the 1930s and 1940s, focusing on an epic story of romance and tragedy of the real-life parents of Jackie Chan.
    A Tale of Three Cities

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 13, 2016 6:20 pm At Rush

  5. Thanatos, Drunk

    Tso-chi Chang / CINEMASIA / Taiwan / 2015 / Narrative / 107 mins
    Precariously swaying on the fringe of existence, Rat never fails to have a beer can and fruit knife in hand, escaping the trials of life and death. In a muddy yet intimate story, this tale develops as undesirables dance with the gods of the netherworld.
    Thanatos, Drunk

    Roxie Theatre
    March 12, 2016 9:50 pm Not Available

    Thanatos, Drunk

    New Parkway Theater
    March 19, 2016 5:10 pm Not Available


    SHORTS / 86 mins
    At times, the situations we find ourselves in may change everything we know to be true — whether we can suddenly defy the laws of physics or begin to feel as if we’re living in a real-life dream. If you squint at it just right, anything is possible.

    In This Program: Amar, BRITNEY-holics Anonymous: A SPEAR-itual Awakening, The Detached, Dreality, Grandfather Paradox, Kimi Kabuki, Wan Mei (Perfect)


    Roxie Theatre
    March 11, 2016 10:00 pm Not Available

  7. Two Lunes

    Hui-Eun Park / NARRATIVE / USA, South Korea / 2015 / Feature, Narrative Fiction / 85 mins
    Displacement and loneliness permeate the shared experiences of two immigrant women in TWO LUNES. Siyeon settles in Los Angeles by way of Korea for art school, and Lan is a Vietnamese ex- change student living and working in Seoul. Their lives unfold with quiet struggle, as past burdens and future hopes converge in the present.
    Two Lunes

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 13, 2016 6:10 pm Not Available

  8. TYRUS

    Pamela Tom / GALA PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2015 / Documentary, Feature / 73 mins
    Join us for the Bay Area premiere of the emotionally inspiring film taking festivals by storm. Pamela Tom's award-winning TYRUS unveils the multi-layered journey of 105-year old pioneering icon Tyrus Wong, whose art has touched millions, most famously through Disney's BAMBI.

    Precedes: Opening Night Gala


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


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

    Opening Night Gala

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

  9. Umrika

    Prashant Nair / CINEMASIA / India / 2015 / Narrative / 102 mins
    “Umrika” is how a small village in India refers to “America.” One of their own decides to journey to “Umrika,” inspiring both hope and debate. When the village loses touch with its contested hero, his younger brother Rama and friend Lalu set out on their own to find him.

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 13, 2016 12:20 pm At Rush


    New Parkway Theater
    March 19, 2016 3:00 pm Not Available

  10. Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass

    Victor Vu / CINEMASIA / Vietnam / 2015 / Narrative / 103 mins
    Sweeping takes of Vietnam's lush countryside and ragged seaside cliffs set a pastoral scene for Victor Vu's box-office hit about two young brothers who share an inseparable, yet tumultuous bond. When jealousy erupts into violence over a shared love interest, older brother Thieu must seek redemption.
    Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass

    Roxie Theatre
    March 13, 2016 12:00 pm Not Available

    Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass

    New Parkway Theater
    March 20, 2016 2:20 pm Not Available