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CAAMFest 2013

Above The Line: Women in Media

Media craves the unique voice, and in this slate of female-backed projects the creative vision is clearly driven by women. From filmmakers to actresses, musicians to chefs, ABOVE THE LINE showcases the new wave of women succeeding across all spectra.

March 15, 2013

Marilou Diaz-Abaya: Filmmaker on a Voyage

This meticulous, moving documentary profiles the great director Marilou Diaz-Abaya, one of the Philippines’ most passionate and influential filmmakers, producers and teachers. Made just before her death in 2012, it pays tribute to her talent, her films and her well-lived life. March 15, 2:30pm screening at Sundance Kabuki is FREE to the public.

Someone I Used to Know

Three former high-school friends reunite for a long Los Angeles night in Nadine Truong’s bittersweet drama, a new-millennium remix of eighties’ ensemble dramas (The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo’s Fire). With Hawaii 5-0’s Brian Yang, West Liang, Eddie Mui, Emily Chang and Entourage’s Rex Lee.
9:15 pm
Rush Only

March 16, 2013

Invoking Justice

Defiantly eschewing Western portraits of Muslim woman, Deepa Dhanraj (Something Like a War) explores the first Women’s Jamaat – traditionally a male institution – in South India, where women are raising their voices and enacting new interpretations of Sharia law to demand gender equality and an end to domestic violence.

Nice Girls Crew: Season 2

They’re baaaaack! Sheetal Sheth, Lynn Chen and Michelle Krusiec play the Nice Girls in the second season of this web-based comedy about three best frenemies and their cray cray antics in a book club. Leonardo Nam, Parvesh Cheena, and the iconic Tsai Chin join the crew for an unforgettable mix of taut one-liners and explosive conversations.

March 17, 2013

Reluctant Fundamentalist

Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist chronicles the life of a Pakistani man altered by 9/11. From New York City in 2001 to Lahore ten years later, Changez (Riz Ahmed) loses his grip on the American Dream and ends up disillusioned with the country he used to love.

Above The Line: Women's Media Workshop

CAAM is thrilled to offer a complimentary media workshop for young women at this year's CAAMFest. The workshop is open to women ages 15-25 years old—newcomers and amateurs welcome!

Midnight’s Children

Auteur Deepa Mehta (Water, SFIAAFF ’06) returns to the festival with her much-anticipated collaboration with writer Salman Rushdie, an adaptation of his award-winning novel Midnight’s Children. Born at the exact moment of India’s independence, Saleem leads “midnight’s children,” those born in India’s first hour, all with magical powers.

March 23, 2013

(Bitter)Sweet: Cook Salon

Join us for an intimate conversation and tasting demo with two local Asian American culinary artisans.

Directions in Sound

Directions In Sound is San Francisco’s premier music event featuring emerging Asian American artists in the Bay Area and beyond. From electronic pop to new-school hip-hop, join us on a trip through the future-forward music scene that’s blowing up around the globe. Don’t blink… You might miss the next big thing! Featuring Dengue Fever, Jhameel and Vinroc.