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CAAMFest 2015


  1. Margarita, With a Straw

    Shonali Bose / Gala Presentations / India / 2014 / Culture, Gay/Lesbian, Women / 100 mins
    Laila is an aspiring writer and NYU transplant, via Delhi University, whose cerebral palsy is a footnote to her other achievements. When she falls for a fiery female activist, her creative and personal boundaries are tested. Shonali Bose’s (AMU) deeply personal film dazzles with moments of quiet self-discovery and first love, unbound by ability and difference.

    Preceded by: Centerpiece Reception

    Margarita, With a Straw

    Castro Theatre
    March 15, 2015 7:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    Preceded By:
    Centerpiece Reception

    Castro Theatre
    March 15, 2015 6:00 pm Not Available

  2. Memories To Light: Kip Fulbeck

    Special Presentations / 90 mins
    For the third CAAMFest iteration of our innovative home movie initiative, we are thrilled to present a live home movie performance by pioneering artist, spoken word performer and filmmaker Kip Fulbeck.
    Memories To Light: Kip Fulbeck

    New Parkway Theater
    March 22, 2015 4:30 pm Not Available

  3. Miss India America

    Ravi Kapoor / Narrative / USA / 2014 / Narrative / 98 mins
    Lily Prasad is a valedictorian who wants to win at all costs — but she’s lost her boyfriend to the reigning Miss India National. She schemes to win him back by winning the beauty pageant herself. This female Frank Underwood rediscovers the importance of family and friends in a hilarious comedy.
    Miss India America

    New People Cinema
    March 14, 2015 9:20 pm Not Available

    Miss India America

    New People Cinema
    March 18, 2015 6:45 pm Not Available

    Miss India America

    New Parkway Theater
    March 22, 2015 5:00 pm Rush Only

  4. A Moment in Time

    Ruby Yang / Special Presentations / USA / 2009 / Bay Area Connection / 57 mins
    With intimate multi-generational interviews and rare film clips, A MOMENT IN TIME by Oscar-winning director Ruby Yang explores the critical role of Chinatown movie theaters in San Francisco.
    A Moment in Time

    The Great Star
    March 17, 2015 4:00 pm Not Available

  5. Muslim Youth Voices

    Special Presentations / USA / 2015 / 90 mins
    This selection of shorts from Muslim Youth Voices Project’s inaugural year offers refreshing insight into the lives and stories of a diverse American community. From personal reflections to heroic interventions, struggles of faith to strength in activism, each film is original and leaves a lasting impression.
    Muslim Youth Voices

    New Parkway Theater
    March 21, 2015 12:45 pm FREE

  6. My Fair Wedding

    Jang Hee-sun / CinemAsia / South Korea / 2014 / 94 mins
    In an intimate and candid documentary, filmmakers Gwang-Soo and Dave plan their landmark wedding, the first same-sex marriage performed in South Korea. However, gay marriage opponents make their displeasure heard before and during the grooms’ special day. A light-hearted love story with strong undertones about marriage equality.
    My Fair Wedding

    Castro Theatre
    March 15, 2015 9:40 pm Not Available

  7. My Voice, My Life

    Ruby Yang / CinemAsia / Hong Kong / 2014 / Bay Area Connection / 91 mins
    High school is often a period of awkward growth in most teens’ lives. MY VOICE, MY LIFE follows the production of a musical, “The Awakening,” by students from “lower-tier” high schools in Hong Kong, that seems to mirror a plotline straight from GLEE.
    My Voice, My Life

    The Great Star
    March 17, 2015 7:00 pm Not Available

    My Voice, My Life

    New Parkway Theater
    March 21, 2015 1:20 pm Not Available

  8. Nuoc 2030

    Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo / Narrative / Vietnam / 2014 / 98 mins
    Love, death and global warming all play a role in the sci-fi mystery by acclaimed writer-director Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo (BUFFALO BOY). The film paints a haunting, and cinematically gorgeous, dystopia as a woman fights to learn the truth behind her husband's death.
    Nuoc 2030

    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    March 13, 2015 7:15 pm Not Available

    Nuoc 2030

    Pacific Film Archive
    March 15, 2015 8:00 pm Not Available

    Nuoc 2030

    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    March 17, 2015 9:30 pm Not Available

  9. Off The Menu: Asian America

    Grace Lee / CAAMFeast / USA
    CAAM is excited to welcome back CAAMFest favorite Grace Lee with Off the Menu: Asian America, a CAAM and KQED co-production. From the Gulf Coast of Texas to the heartland of Wisconsin to New York's Lower East Side and beyond, OFF THE MENU: Asian America delves into a wealth of stories, traditions, and unexpected characters that explore what it means to be Asian American today.
    Off The Menu: Asian America

    Castro Theatre
    March 15, 2015 2:20 pm Not Available

  10. One-Armed Swordsman

    Chang Cheh / Special Presentations / Hong Kong / 1967 / 111 mins
    ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN, from the renowned Shaw Brothers Studio and acclaimed director Chang Cheh, was the first film in Hong Kong history to gross HK$1 million. SWORDSMAN is the classic kung fu story of honor and sacrifice featuring Jimmy Wang, whose rise to stardom was mostly due to this film’s success.
    One-Armed Swordsman

    March 13, 2015 9:15 pm Not Available

    One-Armed Swordsman

    The Great Star
    March 17, 2015 1:30 pm Not Available