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CAAMFest2017

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  1. 95 And 6 To Go

    Kimi Takesue / Docs / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 85 mins
    95 AND 6 TO GO is filmmaker Kimi Takesue’s moving tribute to her grandfather, Tom, a recently widowed 90-something living in Hawaii. Takesue captures the intimate and mundane moments of Tom’s life, who reciprocates with advice and bits of wisdom that unravel his own story of love and loss.
    95 And 6 To Go

    New People Cinema
    March 19, 2017 3:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

    Steve James / Special Presentations / USA / 2016 / 88 mins
    Acclaimed filmmaker Steve James (HOOP DREAMS) explores the evocative story of the Sung family-owned Abacus Federal Savings Bank, the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. James documents the family’s trial by judge and their own Chinatown community.

    Preceded by: The Ride

    Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

    Great Star Theater
    March 12, 2017 6:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    AKA Seoul

    Jon Maxwell / Docs / South Korea, USA / 2016 / Documentary / 70 mins
    Five Korean adoptees, raised all around the world, arrive in Seoul, where their complex identities— professional, sexual, cultural — emerge out of their experiences in the city. AKA SEOUL rewrites the adoption narrative beyond tearful reunions and toward bold new stories of self-determination and self-expression.
    AKA Seoul

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 10, 2017 6:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    AKA Seoul

    New Parkway Theater
    March 18, 2017 8:20 pm At Rush


  4. Apprentice

    Boo Junfeng / Cinema Asia / France, Germany, Hong Kong, Qatar, Singapore / 2016 / Narrative / 97 mins
    New prison guard Aiman’s personal and professional life collide when he starts an apprenticeship with the chief executioner. The future of this budding partnership is put to the test when Aiman’s moral compass and painful history unravel, revealing hidden ties between the two.
    Apprentice

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 16, 2017 8:50 pm At Rush


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    Bachelor Girls

    Shikha Makan / Cinema Asia / India / 2016 / 60 mins
    Single, independent women in the cosmopolitan city of Mumbai are met with the cold shoulder when they try to find decent housing. Because of their “unmarried” status, these bachelor girls are portrayed as spinster women who are a nuisance to their building and neighbors. This insightful documentary explores the values of Indian society and how they affect women in the modern age.

    Preceded by: Every Known Piece Of Me Had To Be Broken

    Bachelor Girls

    New Parkway Theater
    March 18, 2017 5:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    Bad Rap

    Salima Koroma / Directions in Sound, Special Presentations / USA / 2016 / Culture, Documentary, Independent / 80 mins
    Asian American rappers Awkwafina, Dumbfoundead, Rekstizzy and Lyricks break ethnic and music-industry stereotypes in the documentary, BAD RAP. This musically-minded presentation will feature live performances from the highlighted artists.
    Bad Rap

    The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
    March 14, 2017 7:00 pm Tickets available at jccsf.org/arts-ideas/bad-rap/


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    Bitcoin Heist

    Ham Tran / Special Presentations / Vietnam / 2016 / 115 mins
    Set in today’s world of digital devices and complex connectivity, BITCOIN HEIST sends the viewer on an action-adventure ride with a cop in pursuit of a “ghost” hacker who stole billions of dollars in bitcoins. The officer teams up with other criminals to help her plan the ultimate heist.
    Bitcoin Heist

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 15, 2017 8:30 pm At Rush

    Bitcoin Heist

    New Parkway Theater
    March 18, 2017 5:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  8. Blanka

    Kohki Hasei / Cinema Asia / Italy, Japan, Philippines / 2015 / 75 mins
    Hardened street kid Blanka does her best to save enough money to “buy” a mom. In the hopes of overcoming everyday struggles, she joins forces with a blind musician, discovers her singing talent, and realizes that money can’t buy love. Features YouTube star Cydel Gabutero in her acting debut.
    Blanka

    Roxie Theater
    March 12, 2017 12:10 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    Blasian Narratives

    Jivan Atman / USA / 2017 / 51 mins
    Jivan Atman’s BLASIAN NARRATIVES lifts performance as testimony, unraveling the complexity of Black and Asian relations — in tension and solidarity — through monologue and conversation. The multimedia presentation emerges from a collaboration between Stanford University, Morehouse and Spelman College Blasian students. Witness the premiere screening and live performance at OMCA — outloud, intimate, writ large.

    Preceded by: CAAMFest at OMCA

    Blasian Narratives

    OMCA
    March 17, 2017 7:00 pm At Rush

    Preceded By:
    CAAMFest at OMCA

    March 17, 2017 5:00 pm


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    Brown Girls

    Sam Bailey / Special Presentations / USA / 2017
    With its BROAD CITY meets INSECURE vibes, this new web series paints an intimate portrait of two young women of color navigating their relationships, families, sexual orientations and the messiness of being in your mid-20s.
    Brown Girls

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 16, 2017 6:30 pm At Rush