Kimi Takesue / Docs / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 85 mins95 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.
Steve James / Special Presentations / USA / 2016 / 88 minsAcclaimed 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
Jon Maxwell / Docs / South Korea, USA / 2016 / Documentary / 70 minsFive 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.
Boo Junfeng / Cinema Asia / France, Germany, Hong Kong, Qatar, Singapore / 2016 / Narrative / 97 minsNew 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.
Shikha Makan / Cinema Asia / India / 2016 / 60 minsSingle, 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
Salima Koroma / Directions in Sound, Special Presentations / USA / 2016 / Culture, Documentary, Independent / 80 minsAsian 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.
The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
March 14, 2017 7:00 pm Tickets available at jccsf.org/arts-ideas/bad-rap/
Ham Tran / Special Presentations / Vietnam / 2016 / 115 minsSet 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.
Kohki Hasei / Cinema Asia / Italy, Japan, Philippines / 2015 / 75 minsHardened 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.
Jivan Atman / USA / 2017 / 51 minsJivan 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
March 17, 2017 7:00 pm At Rush
CAAMFest at OMCA
March 17, 2017 5:00 pm
Sam Bailey / Special Presentations / USA / 2017With 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.