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CAAMFest2017

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This year’s Documentary Competition features films that look to the past, present and future as they follow outsiders working for visibility, success and even survival.


  1. 95 And 6 To Go

    Kimi Takesue / Docs / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 85 mins
    95 AND 6 TO GO is filmmaker Kimi Takesue’s moving tribute to her grandfather, Tom, a recently widowed 90-something living in Hawaii. Takesue captures the intimate and mundane moments of Tom’s life, who reciprocates with advice and bits of wisdom that unravel his own story of love and loss.
    95 And 6 To Go

    New People Cinema
    March 19, 2017 3:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    AKA Seoul

    Jon Maxwell / Docs / South Korea, USA / 2016 / Documentary / 70 mins
    Five Korean adoptees, raised all around the world, arrive in Seoul, where their complex identities— professional, sexual, cultural — emerge out of their experiences in the city. AKA SEOUL rewrites the adoption narrative beyond tearful reunions and toward bold new stories of self-determination and self-expression.
    AKA Seoul

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 10, 2017 6:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    AKA Seoul

    New Parkway Theater
    March 18, 2017 8:20 pm At Rush


  3. 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


  4. 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


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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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    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