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CAAMFest 2016


  1. Everything Will Be

    Julia Kwan / SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / Canada / 2014 / 90 mins
    Vancouver's Chinatown was once rich in culture and diversity. As more of its heritage is traded in for new trends, the history of this storied neighborhood is getting pushed aside. Award-winning director Julia Kwan captures these moments in flux as the fate of this community unfolds.
    Everything Will Be

    City College of San Francisco-Chinatown/North Beach Campus
    March 12, 2016 2:00 pm Not Available

  2. Family Ingredients

    Ty Sanga / SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS, CAAMFEAST / USA / 2015 / 60 mins
    There are two things that are unshakable in Hawaiian culture: food and family. Embark on a culinary journey with chef Ed Kenney as he explores the traditional Hawaiian foods poi (a paste-like dish made from taro) and pipikaula (salted dried beef) and how they have influenced culture in Hawaii.
    Family Ingredients

    Roxie Theatre
    March 13, 2016 2:30 pm Not Available

  3. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

    Justin Lin / SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / Japan, USA / 2006 / Action, Narrative / 105 mins
    Buckle up for the 10th anniversary of the biggest thematic departure in THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS franchise, TOKYO DRIFT. Troubled American teen Sean discovers high-octane Tokyo street racing, and things get complicated when he falls for his rival’s girlfriend. Starring Sung Kang, who also appears in PALI ROAD.
    The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 13, 2016 9:40 pm Not Available

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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