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CAAMFest2017

Film

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    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Russ Meyer / Special Presentations / USA / 1965 / Narrative / 83 mins
    Russ Meyer’s 1965 cult classic FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! has influenced a generation of outcasts, weirdos and badasses. The wildly turbulent story follows three go-go dancers as they break free from their nightclub and take a wild ride through the desert, complete with kidnapping, scheming and murder. At the heart of the movie are mixed race Asian stars Tura Satana and Haji. YOMYOMF is proud to partner with CAAM and the Alamo Drafthouse’s Weird Wednesdays to present the film that made Satana an icon.
    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 15, 2017 10:30 pm Tickets available at drafthouse.com/sf


  2. Finding Kukan

    Robin Lung / Docs / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 75 mins
    Robin Lung takes us on a winding journey to rediscover the long-lost Academy Award-winning documentary KUKAN, which afforded America a rare glimpse of China before and during the life-altering events of World War II. FINDING KUKAN explores questions of racial and gender prejudice, leaving us with much food for thought.
    Finding Kukan

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 11, 2017 12:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    Finding Kukan

    New Parkway Theater
    March 18, 2017 3:20 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    FOR THE FAINT OF HEART – SHORTS

    83 mins
    Adrenaline-induced conditions lead to the unexpected and impossible in FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. Whether it’s getting trapped in your own story, fighting against a future fate or becoming consumed by your demons, anxiety and urgency make a volatile mix with intensely satisfying results.

    In This Program: And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool, BAM, Catch Me, Death in a Day, Frequency, Ignorance is Bliss, Sameer and the Giant Samosa, Tag

    FOR THE FAINT OF HEART – SHORTS

    Roxie Theater
    March 11, 2017 5:10 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  4. Good Luck Soup

    Matthew Hashiguchi / Special Presentations / USA / 2016 / Documentary, Feature, Multimedia, New Media / Web / 56 mins
    Through home video footage and interviews with family members, filmmaker Matthew Hashiguchi explores his identity and tells the story of what it means to grow up mixed race in America’s heartland, Cleveland, Ohio.

    Preceded by: Seppuku

    Good Luck Soup

    New People Cinema
    March 18, 2017 9:20 pm At Rush


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    Gook

    Justin Chon / Narrative / USA / 2017 / Narrative / 94 mins
    Drawn from his own childhood experience, Justin Chon’s sophomore directorial film shines a light on the Korean American experience during the 1992 L.A. Uprising. The film follows two Korean American brothers as they struggle to maintain their family’s shoe repair shop and their unlikely friendship with a young African American girl. Set against brewing tensions in the aftermath of the Rodney King verdict, GOOK highlights the continued relevance of the riots 25 years later.
    Gook

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 11, 2017 9:00 pm At Rush


  6. Guangzhou Dream Factory

    Christiane Badgley / Cinema Asia / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 65 mins
    The prospect of striking it rich in China has captured the imagination of people from Dakar to Nairobi, but how much of this “Chinese dream” is accessible to people from African countries? From the “suit king” of Cameroon to a victim of visa fraud, GUANGZHOU DREAM FACTORY reveals their stories.

    Preceded by: Basha Man

    Guangzhou Dream Factory

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 15, 2017 6:20 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    Guangzhou Dream Factory

    New Parkway Theater
    March 18, 2017 1:00 pm At Rush


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    Hang In There, Kids!

    Laha Mebow / Cinema Asia / Taiwan / 2015 / Narrative / 90 mins
    A trio of young indigenous boys from rural Taiwan take their last sixth grade field trip to Taipei. They surprise their disabled after-school instructor (Albee Huang) and find answers to some of their own troubles. The 2016 Taipei Film Festival Grand Prize winner is Taiwan’s entry for the 2017 Academy Awards.
    Hang In There, Kids!

    Roxie Theater
    March 10, 2017 5:15 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  8. Harmonium

    Koji Fukada / Cinema Asia / France, Japan / 2016 / Narrative / 118 mins
    A seemingly ordinary family’s life takes a drastic turn when an old acquaintance reenters their world, unpacking deception and secrets from the past that reveal cracks and hidden strains.
    Harmonium

    New People Cinema
    March 19, 2017 8:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    The Housemaid

    Derek Nguyen / Cinema Asia / Vietnam / 2016 / Narrative / 105 mins
    Seeking sanctuary and a job, Linh knocks on the door of a colonial plantation. Soon she’s the prized new housemaid of the handsome Sebastian, who welcomes her into his boudoir but hides the sordid history of the land’s unmarked graves.

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    I’ll Wait

    Dustin Nguyen / Cinema Asia / Vietnam / 2016 / 90 mins
    Vietnamese American filmmaker Dustin Nguyen challenges the notion of “love conquers all” with this romantic psychological thriller. When a writer and photographer fall in love, shadows of their past lives begin to plague their dreams threatening the trust and innocence of their new relationship.
    I’ll Wait

    Roxie Theater
    March 11, 2017 9:50 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets