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CAAMFest 2016


A cornucopia of themes and subjects appears in this year’s Narrative Competition, providing a visual feast of stories that thrill, reflect, shroud, transcend and, above all, highlight the diversity within the mind.

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Pali Road

    Jonathan Lim / NARRATIVE / USA / 2015 / Narrative / 92 mins
    After waking up from a car accident, Lily realizes she is living a life she has no recollection of and absent of the boyfriend only she seems to remember. As she desperately searches for the truth, Lily questions her entire existence as she discovers the meaning of true love.
    Pali Road

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 12, 2016 9:10 pm Not Available

  6. 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