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  1. Eat Chinatown

    Special Presentations, Events / 60 mins
    CAAM, in partnership with the Chinatown Community Development Center, is thrilled to bring some mouth-watering shorts to the big screen, including Kerry Chan’s SUNDAY DINNER, a film that follows one man’s journey from picking the freshest ingredients in San Francisco’s Chinatown to cooking an incredible feast for his family. This special screening is part of the EAT CHINATOWN Spring Exhibit.

    Preceded by: Sunday Dinner

    Eat Chinatown

    41 Ross
    March 11, 2017 7:00 pm Free

  2. Ever the Land

    Sarah Grohnert / Special Presentations / New Zealand / 2015 / Documentary / 93 mins
    Set in the lush forests of New Zealand, the indigenous Maori tribe, Ngāi Tūhoe, embarks on a landmark construction project of a sustainable living building. Visually stunning and full of spirit, this documentary captures the development of the building, its vital ties to the tribe’s culture and the reclamation of their land and community.
    Ever the Land

    New People Cinema
    March 18, 2017 12:10 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

  3. The Fall of the I-Hotel

    Curtis Choy / Special Presentations / USA / 1983 / Documentary / 58 mins
    Forcible evictions devastated a manong community after the International Hotel was demolished in 1981, marking the destruction of the last block of San Francisco’s Manilatown. Narrated by late poet Al Robles, THE FALL OF THE I-HOTEL tells the story of 50 old-timers displaced by 300 cops in the dead of night and the overall impacts of urban renewal.

    Preceded by: Asians In America: In Three Parts

    The Fall of the I-Hotel

    Gray Area
    March 12, 2017 7:20 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

  4. The Family

    Shumin Liu / Cinema Asia / Australia, China / 2015 / 280 mins
    Following the Venice Film Festival and Slamdance, THE FAMILY comes to San Francisco, telling the slow-burn story of an ordinary elderly couple’s extraordinary efforts to stay connected with their family, against long distances and an ever-changing society.
    The Family

    Great Star Theater
    March 11, 2017 4:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

  5. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Russ Meyer / Special Presentations / USA / 1965 / Narrative / 83 mins
    Russ Meyer’s 1965 cult classic FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! has influenced a generation of outcasts, weirdos and badasses. The wildly turbulent story follows three go-go dancers as they break free from their nightclub and take a wild ride through the desert, complete with kidnapping, scheming and murder. At the heart of the movie are mixed race Asian stars Tura Satana and Haji. YOMYOMF is proud to partner with CAAM and the Alamo Drafthouse’s Weird Wednesdays to present the film that made Satana an icon.
    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 15, 2017 10:30 pm Tickets available at

  6. Festival Social Club

    Rub elbows with actors, Filmmakers and fellow attendees at the social CAAMFest after-party, hosted by SAG-AFTRA! Meet your favorite festival filmmaker or future collaborators over drinks or a game of pool, and stop by the SAG-AFTRA table to learn how to take your film or career to the next level.
    Festival Social Club

    March 11, 2017 9:00 pm Not Available

  7. 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


    83 mins
    Adrenaline-induced conditions lead to the unexpected and impossible in FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. Whether it’s getting trapped in your own story, fighting against a future fate or becoming consumed by your demons, anxiety and urgency make a volatile mix with intensely satisfying results.

    In This Program: And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool, BAM, Catch Me, Death in a Day, Frequency, Ignorance is Bliss, Sameer and the Giant Samosa, Tag


    Roxie Theater
    March 11, 2017 5:10 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

  9. Good Luck Soup

    Matthew Hashiguchi / Special Presentations / USA / 2016 / Documentary, Feature, Multimedia, New Media / Web / 56 mins
    Through home video footage and interviews with family members, filmmaker Matthew Hashiguchi explores his identity and tells the story of what it means to grow up mixed race in America’s heartland, Cleveland, Ohio.

    Preceded by: Seppuku

    Good Luck Soup

    New People Cinema
    March 18, 2017 9:20 pm At Rush

  10. Gook

    Justin Chon / Narrative / USA / 2017 / Narrative / 94 mins
    Drawn from his own childhood experience, Justin Chon’s sophomore directorial film shines a light on the Korean American experience during the 1992 L.A. Uprising. The film follows two Korean American brothers as they struggle to maintain their family’s shoe repair shop and their unlikely friendship with a young African American girl. Set against brewing tensions in the aftermath of the Rodney King verdict, GOOK highlights the continued relevance of the riots 25 years later.

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 11, 2017 9:00 pm At Rush