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CAAMFest 2016


  1. 1990 Institute: Youth Voices on China

    Youth Voices on China is the 1990 Institute's signature contest, which fosters global awareness among young Americans. 2016 student submissions address the President on how to build more positive relations with China by sharing creative cultural exchange ideas. Hear stories of the next generation calling for change. CAAMFest is excited to welcome back this innovative program.
    1990 Institute: Youth Voices on China

    New People Cinema
    March 19, 2016 2:30 pm Free

  2. 3688

    Royston Tan / CINEMASIA / Singapore / 2015 / Narrative / 100 mins
    A layered musical dramedy follows the story of parking attendant Fei Fei, who joins a televised singing competition to honor and help her dementia-ridden father. Late Taiwanese singer Feng Fei-Fei’s music is heavily featured in this Singaporean box office hit, which marks Royston Tan’s first feature in seven years.

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 13, 2016 9:00 pm Not Available


    New Parkway Theater
    March 19, 2016 8:00 pm Not Available


    SHORTS / 89 mins
    What does it mean to be American? Wealth, new beginnings, excitement and uncertainty — sometimes, it isn’t all it seems. From leaving home in search of opportunity and prosperity to having to hide who you really are, these stories illuminate the trials and tribulations of the journey to the American dream.

    In This Program: Am I American, Donut Shop, Escape, Home is a Hotel, In Search of America Inshallah, Noodle Deli


    Roxie Theatre
    March 12, 2016 5:00 pm At Rush

  4. Atomic Heart

    Ali Ahmadzadeh / CINEMASIA / Iran / 2015 / Culture, Narrative / 97 mins
    After a night of excess, Arineh and Nobahar cause a car accident. A mysterious stranger offers help, but in accepting his generosity, a price must be paid. This hyperactive, drugged-up road movie undergoes an atmospheric change into a diabolical and strangely metaphysical game on the streets of Tehran, Iran.
    Atomic Heart

    Roxie Theatre
    March 12, 2016 12:10 pm Not Available

  5. Bambi

    David Hand / SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / USA / 1942 / Animation / 70 mins
    Enjoy a special screening of the beloved animated disney classic BAMBI at The Walt Disney Family Museum. This screening is presented in conjunction with TYRUS, our opening night documentary on the life and times of 105-year old Tyrus Wong, whose watercolor concept art influenced the distinctive look of BAMBI. Afterwards, view special selections of Wong’s artwork on display.

    Walt Disney Family Museum
    March 19, 2016 10:30 am To purchase tickets, go to:


    Walt Disney Family Museum
    March 20, 2016 3:00 pm To purchase tickets, go to:

  6. Breathin’: The Eddy Zheng Story

    Ben Wang / DOCUMENTARY / USA / 2015 / Bay Area Connection, Documentary / 58 mins
    Arrested at 16 and tried as an adult for kidnapping and robbery, Eddy Zheng served over 20 years in state prison. Ben Wang’s BREATHIN’: THE EDDY ZHENG STORY paints an intimate portrait of Eddy — the prisoner, the immigrant, the son, the activist — on his journey to freedom, rehabilitation and redemption.
    Breathin’: The Eddy Zheng Story

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 11, 2016 6:30 pm At Rush

    Breathin’: The Eddy Zheng Story

    New Parkway Theater
    March 19, 2016 12:30 pm At Rush

    Breathin’: The Eddy Zheng Story

    New Parkway Theater
    March 19, 2016 8:10 pm At Rush

  7. Colma: The Musical

    Richard Wong / SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2006 / Narrative / 113 mins
    We mark H.P. Mendoza’s 10-year anniversary of his seminal ground-breaking film, COLMA: THE MUSICAL (written by and starring the Bay Area auteur himself), with an interactive showcase. Join us as we reunite many of the cast and crew with once-in-a-lifetime live performances and a raucous, profanity-laced sing-a-long!
    Colma: The Musical

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 13, 2016 3:00 pm Not Available

  8. Crush the Skull

    Viet Nguyen / NARRATIVE / USA / 2015 / Comedy, Horror, Narrative / 80 mins
    Hapless criminals Ollie and Blair attempt to pull off a seemingly easy heist, but end up in a hilariously life-threatening situation. CRUSH THE SKULL is a comedic horror-thriller of unexpected twists and calculated turns that takes a couple of master thieves on the ride of their lives.
    Crush the Skull

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 12, 2016 6:40 pm At Rush

    Crush the Skull

    New Parkway Theater
    March 20, 2016 1:00 pm Not Available

  9. Daze of Justice

    Michael Siv / GALA PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2015 / Bay Area Connection, Documentary, Social Issue / 69 mins
    Making its world premiere at CAAMFest 2016, Bay Area filmmaker Michael Siv’s DAZE OF JUSTICE follows Khmer Rouge survivors from California to Cambodia. Seeking justice in court for genocide and decades of trauma, their journey sheds light on a painful history and surprises with unexpected redemption.
    Daze of Justice

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 12, 2016 3:00 pm At Rush

  10. Drawing the Tiger

    Amy Benson, Scott Squire and Ramyata Limbu / DOCUMENTARY / Nepal / 2015 / Documentary / 97 mins
    DRAWING THE TIGER observes a rural Nepali family over seven years in an immersive tableau of the human experience. Even the filmmakers themselves couldn’t have foreseen how a hopeful story of a teenage girl winning a big city scholarship could lead to the Darnal family eventually being overturned by tragedy.
    Drawing the Tiger

    Roxie Theatre
    March 11, 2016 7:30 pm Not Available