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GALA PRESENTATIONS

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From an intimate portrait of a 105-year old living artistic treasure and the epic romance of Jackie Chan's real-life parents, to the stories of resilience of Khmer Rouge survivors and the world's only armless airplane pilot, this year's Gala Presentations celebrate the cultural accomplishments and bring to light the generational struggles of the Asian and Asian American experience.


  1. DazeofJustice

    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


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    Opening Night Gala

    EVENTS, GALA PRESENTATIONS
    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:
    Tyrus

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

    Preceded By:
    Tyrus

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


  3. 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

    Precedes:
    Closing Night Party

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


  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. 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

    Tyrus

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

    Tyrus

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

    Precedes:
    Opening Night Gala

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