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CAAMFest2017

Film

  1. Annie Q. as Angie (right) and Francesca Eastwood as Jeanine share moment in a scene from CARDINAL X, a feature film written and directed by Angie Wang. Photo Credit: Ron Koeberer / Fire Horse Film Production LLC

    Cardinal X

    Angie Wang / Narrative / USA / 2017 / 94 mins
    In 1984, Angie Wang is both a co-ed and the biggest supplier of Ecstasy on the West Coast. After losing her scholarship to a prestigious college in San Francisco, she starts manufacturing the drug to make ends meet. All the while, she straddles the increasingly fractured line of her double life.
    Cardinal X

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 10, 2017 9:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    Cardinal X

    New Parkway Theater
    March 18, 2017 8:10 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    CENTER STAGE – SHORTS

    83 mins
    The stage takes on many forms in this shorts program, including stretched canvas, music halls and even the world of sports. At the center of each stage is a captivating performer, whose craft conveys an emotional journey, discipline and success.

    In This Program: Cliff, Superfan!, Crescendo, Dancing Through Life: The Dorothy Toy Story, Kanon Rock, Song On Canvas, Speak Chinglish

    CENTER STAGE – SHORTS

    New Parkway Theater
    March 18, 2017 3:10 pm At Rush


  3. Chee and T

    Tanuj Chopra / Narrative / USA / 2016 / Bay Area Connection, Comedy, Narrative / 80 mins
    Living in the tech bubble of Silicon Valley, dynamic duo Chee and T are anything but tech savvy. This charming buddy dramedy captures the growing pains of becoming an adult in an overtly selfish world. CHEE AND T highlights the adventures of two good friends and the odd variable that teaches them about family.
    Chee and T

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 11, 2017 3:10 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Ric Burns & Li-Shin Yu / Gala Presentations / USA / 2017 / 130 mins
    Filmmakers Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu tackle a complicated and forgotten story of a significant piece of U.S. history — the only legislation barring an entire group of immigrants based on ethnicity and race. Through powerful and illuminating testimonies from subjects, scholars and experts, a wider, deeply American story comes to life, one that embodies the issues of globalization, immigration, labor and civil rights that continue to dominate headlines today.
    The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Castro Theater
    March 19, 2017 7:00 pm At Rush


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    Cinematic SF

    The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center presents an exclusive premiere of Cinematic SF, a new film project documenting the stories of San Francisco’s diverse residents. From the struggles of working artists to the daily goings-on of a vital community center, each film paints a portrait of the city’s underrepresented communities.

    In This Program: Gayle, No Vacancy, Shoes I Walk In, A Space on Sixth and Mission

    Cinematic SF

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 13, 2017 6:30 pm At Rush


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    Cries from Syria

    Evgeny Afineevsky / Special Presentations / 111 mins
    CRIES FROM SYRIA is a stunning and brutal window into the lives of Syrian children, activists, families and ordinary citizens whose collective voice and struggle to be seen and heard by the world reveals hope in the face of unimaginable horror.
    Cries From Syria

    Ninth Street Independent Film Center
    March 16, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    DIS/SPACE/MENT – SHORTS

    88 mins
    Sometimes we find home is just where we are. More often, it lies just beyond reach. Despite living with the disorienting feeling of everything being slightly out of place, the subjects of DIS/SPACE/MENT remain determined to create their own space to occupy, with or without permission.

    In This Program: Bruce Takes Dragon Town, Fear, GUNKANJIMA: Traveler in Time, Halmoni, The Lookout, Love Comes Later, This Way to Wonderland

    DIS/SPACE/MENT – SHORTS

    Roxie Theater
    March 12, 2017 7:10 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    Ever the Land

    Sarah Grohnert / Special Presentations / New Zealand / 2015 / Documentary / 93 mins
    Set in the lush forests of New Zealand, the indigenous Maori tribe, Ngāi Tūhoe, embarks on a landmark construction project of a sustainable living building. Visually stunning and full of spirit, this documentary captures the development of the building, its vital ties to the tribe’s culture and the reclamation of their land and community.
    Ever the Land

    New People Cinema
    March 18, 2017 12:10 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    The Fall of the I-Hotel

    Curtis Choy / Special Presentations / USA / 1983 / Documentary / 58 mins
    Forcible evictions devastated a manong community after the International Hotel was demolished in 1981, marking the destruction of the last block of San Francisco’s Manilatown. Narrated by late poet Al Robles, THE FALL OF THE I-HOTEL tells the story of 50 old-timers displaced by 300 cops in the dead of night and the overall impacts of urban renewal.

    Preceded by: Asians In America: In Three Parts

    The Fall of the I-Hotel

    Gray Area
    March 12, 2017 7:20 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    The Family

    Shumin Liu / Cinema Asia / Australia, China / 2015 / 280 mins
    Following the Venice Film Festival and Slamdance, THE FAMILY comes to San Francisco, telling the slow-burn story of an ordinary elderly couple’s extraordinary efforts to stay connected with their family, against long distances and an ever-changing society.
    The Family

    Great Star Theater
    March 11, 2017 4:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets