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CAAMFest 2013

Gala Presentations

From an intimate portrait of a Bay Area native’s meteoric rise to international fame, to a magical realist interpretation of the birth of a nation, and closing with a mosaic of rare home videos as multifaceted and vibrant as the lives lovingly depicted, this year’s Gala Presentations usher in CAAMFest by way of a series of homecomings.

  1. Linsanity

    Evan Jackson Leong / Gala Presentations / USA / 2012 / Bay Area Connection / 88 mins
    In 2012, the entire media landscape was abuzz about one man: basketball sensation Jeremy Lin. Lin scored more points in his first five NBA starts than any other player in the modern era: in less than a month, Linsanity was born. In the first documentary in over a decade to open the festival, filmmaker Leong and his crew give you courtside seats to Lin’s sudden rise, capturing the energy and hysteria that swept up this Palo Alto baller—and the world—along the way.

    Precedes: Opening Night Gala, VIP Experience: Film, Gala Reception, and Green Room with the Stars!


    Castro Theater
    March 14, 2013 7:00 pm Rush Only

    Opening Night Gala

    Asian Art Museum of SF
    March 14, 2013 9:30 pm Sold Out

  2. Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies

    Gala Presentations / USA
    Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies uses the power of collective memory and media to bring to life the experiences of Asian American communities in California. This is the first of a series of public screenings of compiled films, showcasing the breadth of America’s cultural history.
    Memories To Light

    New People
    March 24, 2013 5:00 pm Rush Only

  3. Midnight’s Children

    Deepa Mehta / Gala Presentations / Canada, Sri Lanka / 2012 / Narrative / 148 mins
    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.
    Midnight’s Children

    Castro Theater
    March 17, 2013 6:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets