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CAAMFest2017

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    Plastic China

    Jiu-liang Wang / Cinema Asia / China / 2016 / Documentary / 82 mins
    The lives of workers processing infinite amounts of recycled materials are full of dreams and debris. PLASTIC CHINA documents a family as they tread poor living conditions, sorting through mountains of plastic for income. In spite of their struggles, the family hopes for a richer life, seen through the global waste that they comb through every day.
    Plastic China

    Roxie Theater
    March 11, 2017 2:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    Poi E: The Story of our Song

    Tearepa Kahi / Special Presentations / New Zealand / 2016 / Documentary / 92 mins
    In the 1980s, POI E, a simple song with a contagious beat, took New Zealand by storm and became the country’s unofficial national anthem. Envisioned by Dalvanius Prime, the song is a point of pride for generations of New Zealanders and continues to inspire more than 30 years after its release.
    Poi E

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 12, 2017 12:20 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    Rabbit in the Moon

    Emiko Omori / Special Presentations / USA / 1999 / Bay Area Connection / 85 mins
    Peel back the long-silent veneer covering the incarceration of Japanese Americans and witness an intimately complex and tense history in RABBIT IN THE MOON. Emiko Omori’s award-winning film explores her own childhood experiences within the camps and the political tensions between generations living there.
    Rabbit in the Moon

    Gray Area
    March 12, 2017 2:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    Random Acts of Legacy

    Ali Kazimi / Docs / Canada / 2016 / Documentary / 77 mins
    Culled from an artist’s collection of 16mm home movies, RANDOM ACTS OF LEGACY is a touching documentary that reveals an unfiltered perspective of the first-generation Chinese American experience. Set against the backdrop of race and class in Chicago from the 1930s to 1950s, Ali Kazimi offers a little-seen glimpse into how immigrants embrace American customs.

    Preceded by: It Is What It Is

    Random Acts of Legacy

    New People Cinema
    March 19, 2017 12:10 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    Relocation, Arkansas — Aftermath of Incarceration

    Vivienne Schiffer / Special Presentations / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 78 mins
    A touching testament to the strength of those who overcame injustice and reconciled their identity in a complicated America, RELOCATION, ARKANSAS follows Japanese Americans as they travel to southern Arkansas, revisiting former Japanese internment camps in order to move forward from a painful past.

    Preceded by: When Rabbit Left The Moon

    Relocation, Arkansas — Aftermath of Incarceration

    New People Cinema
    March 18, 2017 7:00 pm At Rush


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    Re:Orientations

    Richard Fung / Docs / Canada / 2016 / 68 mins
    Richard Fung’s new documentary updates his 1984 film ORIENTATIONS: LESBIAN AND GAY ASIANS. Fung explores experiences of original subjects and fresh faces, documenting a unique blend of voices through three decades of community, politics and identity.

    Preceded by: Semiotics of SAB

    Re:Orientations

    Roxie Theater
    March 12, 2017 2:20 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    Resistance at Tule Lake

    Konrad Aderer / Special Presentations / USA / 2017 / Documentary / 81 mins
    Revealing interviews unearth a story eerily relevant to contemporary times. RESISTANCE ON TULE LAKE focuses on the notorious camp where Japanese Americans who were labeled “disloyal” were held. Emotional, wrenching stories told by the “internees” make clear the consequences of race, wartime hysteria and political expediency.

    Preceded by: Yonsei Eyes

    Resistance at Tule Lake

    Roxie Theater
    March 11, 2017 12:10 pm At Rush


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    She’s the Boss

    Ham Tran / Special Presentations / Vietnam / 2017 / 114 mins
    Fresh from Vietnamese cinemas, SHE’S THE BOSS follows two co-workers whose secret relationship could compromise their jobs. Both want marriage, but neither want to quit, they comically try to sabotage one another into leaving their job. A mix of goofy and endearing characters and situations make SHE’S THE BOSS perfect for date night.
    She’s the Boss

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 12, 2017 8:35 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  9. Singing in Graveyards

    Bradley Liew / Cinema Asia / Malaysia, Philippines / 2016 / Narrative / 141 mins
    Having one foot in the grave doesn’t stop musician Pepe from following in the footsteps of his idol, Pinoy rock legend Joey Smith. Out of touch and seemingly out of mind, Pepe faces shaky relationships and various obstacles to his livelihood.
    Singing in Graveyards

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 14, 2017 8:50 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    Sunday Dinner

    Casey Beck / Shorts, Special Presentations / USA / 2016
    Kwok Wai Chan (Willie) has cultivated a ritual out of making Sunday dinner, from early morning tea to shopping in Chinatown to the intricacies and timing of elaborately cooking the food from his childhood, sustaining a weekly tradition that now spans the generations.

    Precedes: Eat Chinatown

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    Eat Chinatown

    41 Ross
    March 11, 2017 7:00 pm Free