This year’s Gala Presentations explore the strength and resilience of the human spirit, from the spiked heels of the fashion world to the underground world of Korean organized crime to the fight in the streets and fields to secure social justice, this year’s Gala Presentations are sure to inspire.
GALA PRESENTATIONS / South Korea / 2013 / Drama, Narrative / 118 minsAn elite police unit specializing in surveillance tracks down the ruthless leader of a string of robberies in South Korea’s biggest hit of 2013. A remake of Hong Kong’s EYE IN THE SKY, COLD EYES moves through the streets of Seoul capturing the intensity and intricacy of tracking high-profile criminals.
GALA PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2013 / Documentary / 26 minsDELANO MANONGS tells the oft-overlooked story of how Filipino leader Larry Itliong and the thousands of Filipino farmworkers rallied with their Chicano comrades to form the United Farm Workers. Their inspiring fight brought national attention to the plight of the working class and formed a legacy still celebrated today.
GALA PRESENTATIONS / Vietnam / 2013 / 90 minsHam Tran (JOURNEY FROM THE FALL) and Kathy Uyen (KIEU) team up for this brilliant comedy about a neurotic fashion designer, who flies to Vietnam to spy on her suspicious fiancé. A must-see film reminiscent of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and MEAN GIRLS, HOW TO FIGHT showcases Asian American media makers shaping global cinema. CAAM is proud to host the US premiere of the Vietnamese box office hit.