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CAAMFest2017

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    The Tenor

    Kim Sang-man / Cinema Asia / Japan, Serbia, South Korea / 2014 / Narrative / 121 mins
    “Sing with sincerity and heart” is the motto Bae Jae-chul follows in this biopic that chronicles his challenging life in the opera. THE TENOR depicts the world-famous South Korean singer’s inspirational path back to the stage after losing his voice to thyroid cancer.
    The Tenor

    New People Cinema
    March 18, 2017 4:15 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  2. The Tiger Hunter

    Lena Khan / Gala Presentations / USA / 2016 / Comedy, Family, Narrative / 94 mins
    Join us for the Bay Area premiere of Lena Khan’s first feature film, THE TIGER HUNTER. Follow COMMUNITY’s Danny Pudi as Sami, a young Indian engineer who moves to the U.S. in the 70s to gain wealth, live up to the notoriety of his legendary tiger-hunting father, and above all, win the favor of his childhood sweetheart.

    Precedes: Opening Night Gala

    The Tiger Hunter

    Castro Theater
    March 9, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    The Tiger Hunter

    New Parkway Theater
    March 18, 2017 12:50 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    Precedes:
    Opening Night Gala

    Asian Art Museum
    March 9, 2017 9:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  3. Thao

    Untitled Thao Nguyen Documentary

    Todd Stan Krolczyk / Directions in Sound, Special Presentations / USA, Vietnam / 2017 / 27 mins
    SF-based indie singer-songwriter Thao Nguyen journeys back to Vietnam to explore her homeland and reconnect with her mother. Todd Stan Krolczyk travels with Nguyen, capturing her happiness with success in the US and sorrow being away from family.

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    Visions in the Dark: The Life of Pinky Thompson

    Ty Sanga / Special Presentations / USA / 2014 / Documentary / 86 mins
    Visionary figure Pinky Thompson led the fight for education and healthcare reform for Native Hawaiians. Guiding his people through the dark waters of racism, poverty and institutional neglect, Thompson’s life story reveals a much broader portrait of the rediscovery of Native Hawaiian culture and heritage.

    Preceded by: Ku Kanaka/Stand Tall

    Visions in the Dark: The Life of Pinky Thompson

    New People Cinema
    March 19, 2017 5:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  5. Wexford Plaza

    Joyce Wong / Narrative / Canada / 2016 / Narrative / 80 mins
    Strip mall security guard Betty and restaurant bartender Danny strike up a friendship in their unhappy suburban universe in this dark, quirky comedy. When they have an unexpected encounter that goes beyond the friend zone, we see the impact, intentions and emotional baggage each side brings to the table.
    Wexford Plaza

    Roxie Theater
    March 10, 2017 7:20 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    Who Is Arthur Chu?

    Scott Drucker & Yu Gu / Gala Presentations / USA / 2017 / Documentary / 90 mins
    WHO IS ARTHUR CHU? Eleven-time Jeopardy! winner, vocal advocate for equal rights, “villain,” writer, tweeter, family member and Asian American. CAAMFest’s Centerpiece Documentary from filmmakers Yu Gu and Scott Drucker explores the past and present of Arthur Chu as he follows his passions and defines his identity.
    Who Is Arthur Chu?

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 11, 2017 6:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    Who Killed Vincent Chin?

    Christine Choy & Renee Tajima-Peña / Special Presentations / USA / 1987 / Documentary / 87 mins
    In 1982, Vincent Chin was beaten to death with a baseball bat by two white men in Detroit. Chin’s killers were convicted, but never served a day in prison for their crime. Thirty-five years later, we revisit this Academy Award-nominated documentary that explored the impact of his death and flaws in the justice system in the wake of the outcry from the Asian American community.
    Who Killed Vincent Chin?

    Gray Area
    March 11, 2017 1:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming

    Ann Marie Fleming / Gala Presentations / Canada / 2016 / Animation / 88 mins
    Rosie Ming is an aspiring poet who leads an otherwise dull existence in Vancouver with her loving and overprotective Chinese grandparents. An unexpected invitation to a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, turns her perception of the world, her poetry and most importantly, her family, on its head.
    Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 12, 2017 6:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    Yellow

    Chris Chan Lee / Special Presentations / USA / 1998 / 90 mins
    A normal evening turns into a wild and desperate scavenger hunt for eight high school friends in the coming of age dramedy, YELLOW. When the group rallies to help a friend who was robbed, the lines between adolescent and adult are blurred in this 1998 classic. Starring John Cho in his early career, the film celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
    Yellow

    Roxie Theater
    March 12, 2017 9:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets