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CAAMFest2017

Film

  1. Harry_On_The_Clouds_2

    IMMEDIATE FAMILY – SHORTS

    92 mins
    Family has a tendency to create immediacy in all of us in times of sadness, happiness and everything else in between. The bonds between relatives across all generations are both unique and universal in all cultures. This diversity is what ties us all together in IMMEDIATE FAMILY.

    In This Program: Call Taxi, Fanny Pack, Harry on the Clouds, Our Time, Queen of Earth, Sit, The Sounds of Coin Hitting Brass, Two Sisters

    IMMEDIATE FAMILY – SHORTS

    Roxie Theater
    March 12, 2017 4:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  2. Cowboy_And_Indian_1

    IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE…MAYBE – SHORTS

    92 mins
    Chance encounters, poignant goodbyes, turbulent moments and chased dreams weave in and out of characters’ lives in this shorts program, showing how love can be rewarding, confusing and crazy, all at the same time.

    In This Program: According To My Mother, At Night, The Ocean…, Best Buds, Cowboy and Indian, Golden Golden, The Last Tip, Paint Your Life Away

    IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE…MAYBE – SHORTS

    Roxie Theater
    March 10, 2017 9:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  3. Light_1

    Light

    Lenora Lee & Tatsu Aoki / Narrative / USA / 2017 / Experimental, Narrative / 57 mins
    Dance, memory, music, and poetry collide in a visual and aural landscape. Inspired by the life of Bessie M. Lee, LIGHT paints a powerful and intimate portrait of an early 20th century migrant who spent two years in servitude and was vital in grounding New York’s Chinatown community.

    Preceded by: Pages

    Light

    Gray Area
    March 11, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  4. The Lockpicker

    Randall Okita / Narrative / Canada / 2016 / Documentary / 94 mins
    Filmed in partnership with a Toronto high school, THE LOCKPICKER orbits around a teenage thief haunted by memories of loss and violence. Pulled along by the ever-present gravity of trauma, he reckons with his hunger for intimacy. Weaving harsh realism and ethereal scene, Randall Okita explores a furious, adolescent desire for escape.
    The Lockpicker

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 13, 2017 8:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  5. Lucky_Chow_1

    Lucky Chow

    Francisco Aliwalas / CAAMFeast, Special Presentations / USA / 2017 / 90 mins
    PBS series LUCKY CHOW returns with an all-new season exploring Asian culture and cuisine across America. Indulge in a feast of Bay Area highlights from a few episodes with host and LUCKY RICE founder Danielle Chang. Featuring renowned chefs, culinary stars and breakout food-crafters, LUCKY CHOW will satisfy your cravings.
    Lucky Chow

    Gray Area
    March 11, 2017 4:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  6. Memories_To_Light_1

    Memories To Light: Asian American Home Movies from the Central Valley

    Special Presentations / USA / 2017 / 60 mins
    For the fifth CAAMFest iteration of our innovative home movie initiative, we are thrilled to present a compilation of Asian American home movies from California’s Central Valley, with live musical accompaniment by acclaimed jazz musicians Mark Izu, Brenda Wong Aoki, Masaru Koga, George Yamasaki and Moy Eng.
    Memories To Light: Asian American Home Movies from the Central Valley

    New People Cinema
    March 18, 2017 2:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  7. Mixed Match

    Jeff Chiba Stearns / Docs / Canada / 2016 / Animation, Documentary / 96 mins
    Finding a bone marrow donor match is seemingly impossible for individuals with multiracial heritage. In the eye-opening documentary, MIXED MATCH, award-winning filmmaker, Jeff Chiba Stearns follows individuals through their unique journeys as they explore the role that mixed ancestry plays in medical care.
    Mixed Match

    Gray Area
    March 12, 2017 4:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  8. The_Moment_1

    The Moment

    Wong Kwok Fai / Cinema Asia / Hong Kong / 2016 / 89 mins
    Director Wong Kwok Fai’s first feature film tells the story of four damaged relationships. Set against a picturesque Hong Kong backdrop, the bonds explored in the film span across family, ex-lovers, friends and a couple. Amidst the hope of reconciliation, the protagonists face the challenges of deciding whether to let go, or hold on and make amends.
    The Moment

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 12, 2017 3:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  9. My_Next_Step_1

    My Next Step

    Cheuk Cheung / Cinema Asia / China, Hong Kong / 2015 / Culture, Documentary / 66 mins
    Award-winning director Cheuk Cheung (MY WAY) explores the fading traditions and precarious future of traditional opera in contemporary China through an unflinching and intimate portrait of Yang Yang, the Kunqu Opera’s last young wusheng (martial hero).
    My Next Step

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 14, 2017 6:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  10. Escaping_Agra_1

    OUT/HERE – SHORTS

    85 mins
    Breaking the barriers of tradition is not a walk in the park. The ups and downs of this shorts program will guide you through the experiences of diverse LGBTQ protagonists and their quests for acceptance in the face of uncertainty.

    In This Program: The Book of Living And Dying, Drugs for Unicorns, Escaping Agra, Nuoc, Pria, The Right Bank, Two-Sided Ride

    OUT/HERE – SHORTS

    Roxie Theater
    March 11, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets