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CAAMFest 2016


CAAMFest 2016’s Special Presentations are stronger than ever, featuring a diverse lineup of local and international spotlights, Asian Americans in Animation, youth workshops, a Pacific Islander showcase, community screenings and even a special sneak preview.

  1. 1990 Institute: Youth Voices on China

    Youth Voices on China is the 1990 Institute's signature contest, which fosters global awareness among young Americans. 2016 student submissions address the President on how to build more positive relations with China by sharing creative cultural exchange ideas. Hear stories of the next generation calling for change. CAAMFest is excited to welcome back this innovative program.
    1990 Institute: Youth Voices on China

    New People Cinema
    March 19, 2016 2:30 pm Free

  2. Bambi

    David Hand / SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / USA / 1942 / Animation / 70 mins
    Enjoy a special screening of the beloved animated disney classic BAMBI at The Walt Disney Family Museum. This screening is presented in conjunction with TYRUS, our opening night documentary on the life and times of 105-year old Tyrus Wong, whose watercolor concept art influenced the distinctive look of BAMBI. Afterwards, view special selections of Wong’s artwork on display.

    Walt Disney Family Museum
    March 19, 2016 10:30 am To purchase tickets, go to:


    Walt Disney Family Museum
    March 20, 2016 3:00 pm To purchase tickets, go to:

  3. Be About It

    Christopher C.C. Wong / SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2015 / Bay Area Connection, Documentary, Short, Social Issue / 39 mins
    BE ABOUT IT follows reporter Alan Wang and athlete AJ Jabonero as they navigate living with hepatitis B. The disease looms both large and minute, captured in life-altering and day-to-day moments. Startlingly intimate, poignant — their paralleled narratives show the reach and cost of hepatitis B in the Asian American community.
    Be About It

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 13, 2016 12:15 pm Not Available

    Be About It

    New Parkway Theater
    March 19, 2016 12:50 pm At Rush

  4. Colma: The Musical

    Richard Wong / SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2006 / Narrative / 113 mins
    We mark H.P. Mendoza’s 10-year anniversary of his seminal ground-breaking film, COLMA: THE MUSICAL (written by and starring the Bay Area auteur himself), with an interactive showcase. Join us as we reunite many of the cast and crew with once-in-a-lifetime live performances and a raucous, profanity-laced sing-a-long!
    Colma: The Musical

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 13, 2016 3:00 pm Not Available

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Mele Murals

    Tadashi Nakamura / SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS, DOCUMENTARY / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 60 mins
    Beyond the serene coastlines that have made the Hawaiian Islands famous lies a deeper community connection amongst locals. Artists Estria Miyashiro and John Hina travel to the rural town of Waimea, HI, where they attempt to connect ancient Hawaiian traditions and graffiti with the youth of tomorrow.

    Preceded by: CAAMFest @ OMCA

    Mele Murals

    Oakland Museum of California
    March 18, 2016 7:00 pm At Rush

    Mele Murals

    New People Cinema
    March 19, 2016 12:10 pm Not Available

    Preceded By:
    CAAMFest @ OMCA

    Oakland Museum of California
    March 18, 2016 5:00 pm