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CAAMFest 2016

SHORTS

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This year’s Shorts program is a buffet of tasty morsels that range from stories of American identity, life in the schoolyard and family ties to LGBTQ expression, complicated relationships and thinking outside of space and time. Get ready for a feast of the senses!


  1. Absence1

    Absence: no fats, no femmes, no Asians

    Celeste Chan / SHORTS / USA / 2014 / Gay/Lesbian, Short, women / 7 mins
    Queer artist and writer Celeste Chan’s ABSENCE: NO FATS, NO FEMMES, NO ASIANS explores traits commonly suppressed by the mainstream. Subject Esther Kim shares her desires for a stronger queer, fat, Asian American and femme utopia where all four traits are embraced and celebrated.
    Plays In:
    THE OUT(ER) LIMITS

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 12, 2016 9:20 pm At Rush

    Plays In:
    THE OUT(ER) LIMITS

    New Parkway Theater
    March 19, 2016 5:20 pm Not Available


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    Adrift in Sunset

    Narissa Lee / SHORTS / USA / 2015 / Bay Area Connection, Short / 19 mins
    In CAAMFest veteran Narissa Lee’s short film ADRIFT IN SUNSET, Dao decides she’s ready to date. She brings her Alzheimer’s-ridden mother along in order to spend time with her. This takes the date on an unexpected journey filled with love, family and neighborhood nostalgia that will hit home for many.
    Plays In:
    ROOTS

    Roxie Theatre
    March 13, 2016 4:30 pm Not Available


  3. AmIAmerican

    Am I American

    Anna Oh / SHORTS / USA / 2015 / Bay Area Connection, Documentary, Short, Social Issue / 9 mins
    If you are an immigrant in a country made of immigrants, how do you define what it is to be “American”? As Anna reflects on her family’s story, she asks others about their joys and pains in their attempts to be “American.”
    Plays In:
    AM I AMERICAN, I AM AMERICAN

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


  4. In Search Of America Inshallah

    AM I AMERICAN, I AM AMERICAN

    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

    AM I AMERICAN, I AM AMERICAN

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


  5. Amar

    Amar

    Sudan Sethuramalingam / SHORTS / USA / 2015 / Bay Area Connection, Short / 11 mins
    Two strangers, one going forward in time, one going back, meet unexpectedly in the middle. Each provides the other with crucial information about their mutual futures.
    Plays In:
    THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

    Roxie Theatre
    March 11, 2016 10:00 pm Not Available


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    America 1979

    Lila Yomtoob / SHORTS / USA / 2014 / Bay Area Connection, Culture, Family, Short / 14 mins
    Racially charged times create complications for Regina and her family during the Iran Hostage Crisis.
    Plays In:
    PORTRAITS FROM THE SCHOOLYARD

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 16, 2016 6:20 pm At Rush


  7. Ba

    Ba

    Leandro Tadashi / SHORTS / Brazil / 2015 / Narrative Fiction, Short / 14 mins
    Leandro Tadashi’s BA tells the story of little Bruno as his world is turned upside down by his grandma’s arrival. Though he initially feels nothing toward her and wants life to return to the way it was before she came, he realizes that he cares more than he knows.
    Plays In:
    ROOTS

    Roxie Theatre
    March 13, 2016 4:30 pm Not Available


  8. The Boardwalk

    The Boardwalk

    Ougie Pak / SHORTS / USA / 2015 / Short / 13 mins
    A father-son road trip to the boardwalk turns out to be much more than fun and games. Filled with moments of love and confusion, THE BOARDWALK gives an inside perspective of how much parents will hide from their children to keep them safe.
    Plays In:
    ROOTS

    Roxie Theatre
    March 13, 2016 4:30 pm Not Available


  9. BornWithIt

    Born With It

    Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour / SHORTS / Japan / 2015 / Narrative Fiction, Short / 17 mins
    BORN WITH IT tells the story of a young boy who tries to prove to his new peers that there’s much more to him than his skin tone.
    Plays In:
    PORTRAITS FROM THE SCHOOLYARD

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 16, 2016 6:20 pm At Rush


  10. Britneyholics-68

    BRITNEY-holics Anonymous: A SPEAR-itual Awakening

    Jerell Rosales / SHORTS / USA / 2015 / Narrative Fiction, Short / 10 mins
    From festival favorite Jerell Rosales, BRITNEY-HOLICS ANONYMOUS follows the journey of a closeted Britney Spears fan from denial to curiosity to acceptance.
    Plays In:
    THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

    Roxie Theatre
    March 11, 2016 10:00 pm Not Available