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.
Michael Siv / GALA PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2015 / Bay Area Connection, Documentary, Social Issue / 69 minsMaking 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.
Preceded by: TYRUS
Nick Spark / GALA PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 81 minsCAAMFest 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
Mabel Cheung / GALA PRESENTATIONS / China, Hong Kong / 2015 / Drama, Narrative / 130 minsFrom 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.
Pamela Tom / GALA PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2015 / Documentary, Feature / 73 minsJoin 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