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  1. Lucky Chow

    Francisco Aliwalas / Special Presentations, CAAMFeast / USA / 2017 / 90 mins
    PBS series LUCKY CHOW returns with an all-new season exploring Asian culture and cuisine across America. Indulge in a feast of Bay Area highlights from a few episodes with host and LUCKY RICE founder Danielle Chang. Featuring renowned chefs, culinary stars and breakout food-crafters, LUCKY CHOW will satisfy your cravings.
    Lucky Chow

    Gray Area
    March 11, 2017 4:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

  2. Memories To Light: Asian American Home Movies from the Central Valley

    Special Presentations / USA / 2017 / 60 mins
    For the fifth CAAMFest iteration of our innovative home movie initiative, we are thrilled to present a compilation of Asian American home movies from California’s Central Valley, with live musical accompaniment by acclaimed jazz musicians Mark Izu, Brenda Wong Aoki, Masaru Koga, George Yamasaki and Moy Eng.
    Memories To Light: Asian American Home Movies from the Central Valley

    New People Cinema
    March 18, 2017 2:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

  3. Mixed Match

    Jeff Chiba Stearns / Docs / Canada / 2016 / Animation, Documentary / 96 mins
    Finding a bone marrow donor match is seemingly impossible for individuals with multiracial heritage. In the eye-opening documentary, MIXED MATCH, award-winning filmmaker, Jeff Chiba Stearns follows individuals through their unique journeys as they explore the role that mixed ancestry plays in medical care.
    Mixed Match

    Gray Area
    March 12, 2017 4:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

  4. The Moment

    Wong Kwok Fai / Cinema Asia / Hong Kong / 2016 / 89 mins
    Director Wong Kwok Fai’s first feature film tells the story of four damaged relationships. Set against a picturesque Hong Kong backdrop, the bonds explored in the film span across family, ex-lovers, friends and a couple. Amidst the hope of reconciliation, the protagonists face the challenges of deciding whether to let go, or hold on and make amends.
    The Moment

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 12, 2017 3:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

  5. My Next Step

    Cheuk Cheung / Cinema Asia / China, Hong Kong / 2015 / Culture, Documentary / 66 mins
    Award-winning director Cheuk Cheung (MY WAY) explores the fading traditions and precarious future of traditional opera in contemporary China through an unflinching and intimate portrait of Yang Yang, the Kunqu Opera’s last young wusheng (martial hero).
    My Next Step

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 14, 2017 6:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

  6. Opening Night Gala

    Gala Presentations
    Follow THE TIGER HUNTER with a feast for the senses at our Opening Night Gala at the Asian Art Museum! Dine, drink, dance and discuss as you indulge in what epitomizes CAAM — art, music and food.

    Preceded by: The Tiger Hunter

    Opening Night Gala

    Asian Art Museum
    March 9, 2017 9:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

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    The Tiger Hunter

    Castro Theater
    March 9, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

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    The Tiger Hunter

    New Parkway Theater
    March 18, 2017 12:50 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


    85 mins
    Breaking the barriers of tradition is not a walk in the park. The ups and downs of this shorts program will guide you through the experiences of diverse LGBTQ protagonists and their quests for acceptance in the face of uncertainty.

    In This Program: The Book of Living And Dying, Drugs for Unicorns, Escaping Agra, Nuoc, Pria, The Right Bank, Two-Sided Ride


    Roxie Theater
    March 11, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

  8. Plastic China

    Jiu-liang Wang / Cinema Asia / China / 2016 / Documentary / 82 mins
    The lives of workers processing infinite amounts of recycled materials are full of dreams and debris. PLASTIC CHINA documents a family as they tread poor living conditions, sorting through mountains of plastic for income. In spite of their struggles, the family hopes for a richer life, seen through the global waste that they comb through every day.
    Plastic China

    Roxie Theater
    March 11, 2017 2:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

  9. Poi E: The Story of our Song

    Tearepa Kahi / Special Presentations / New Zealand / 2016 / Documentary / 92 mins
    In the 1980s, POI E, a simple song with a contagious beat, took New Zealand by storm and became the country’s unofficial national anthem. Envisioned by Dalvanius Prime, the song is a point of pride for generations of New Zealanders and continues to inspire more than 30 years after its release.
    Poi E

    Alamo Drafthouse
    March 12, 2017 12:20 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

  10. Rabbit in the Moon

    Emiko Omori / Special Presentations / USA / 1999 / Bay Area Connection / 85 mins
    Peel back the long-silent veneer covering the incarceration of Japanese Americans and witness an intimately complex and tense history in RABBIT IN THE MOON. Emiko Omori’s award-winning film explores her own childhood experiences within the camps and the political tensions between generations living there.
    Rabbit in the Moon

    Gray Area
    March 12, 2017 2:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets