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CAAMFest2018

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  1. 20 Weeks

    Leena Pendharkar / Narratives / USA / 2017 / Narrative / 90 mins
    Expecting parents Maya and Ronan are forced to confront the unknown as they discover their unborn child’s serious health condition in a 20-week scan. Inspired by a true story, 20 WEEKS follows the couple as they navigate the challenges of pregnancy and the impact it has on their perceptions of parenthood and their relationship.

    Preceded by: The Layover

    20 Weeks

    AMC Kabuki 8
    May 14, 2018 9:10 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  2. ALTERED STATES

    82 mins
    Don’t panic, it’s just a movie … right? The collection of heart-pulsing shorts in ALTERED STATES will be sure to keep you up all night long. From sci-fi to horror to what lurks in between, these filmmakers take genre storytelling to the next level, one fright at a time.

    In This Program: Aswang Next Door, RUNNER, Sanzu No Kawa (The Rivers of Three Crossings), Space Butthole, The Troubled Troubadour, A Vacation in Hollywood, Your Hand in Mine

    ALTERED STATES

    AMC Kabuki 8
    May 11, 2018 10:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  3. An American Story: Norman Mineta and His Legacy

    Dianne Fukami / Gala Presentations / USA / 2018 / Documentary / 60 mins
    Join us for the World Premiere of Dianne Fukami’s newest documentary, which celebrates the rich life and career of Norman Y. Mineta, one of the most well-respected and influential Japanese American community leaders of our times. This powerful and inspirational portrait explores Mineta — from Japanese American incarceration as a child during World War II to being mayor of San Jose and serving as cabinet secretary under two presidents.
    An American Story: Norman Mineta and His Legacy

    Castro Theater
    May 10, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  4. Anatomy of a Music Video With Ruby Ibarra

    Music & Live Performances
    Pinay Rapper Ruby Ibarra makes her directorial debut showing how she orchestrated an ambitious vision for her music video of “Us,” working through logistical nightmares and corralling a crowdsourced all-Pinay cast of 200 to create a multi-dimensional narrative. This documentary showcases the song’s global tropes of resistance and solidarity, serving as a Pinay anthem for women to continue rising.
    Anatomy of a Music Video With Ruby Ibarra

    Roxie Theater
    May 20, 2018 3:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  5. Anatomy of a Music Video With Warren Fu

    Music & Live Performances
    Acclaimed music video director Warren Fu takes us behind the camera to discuss his videos, creative challenges, and working with the likes of Daft Punk, The Weeknd, Snoop Dogg, Pharrell, A Tribe Called Quest, and Mark Ronson. Join Fu, a former art director at Lucasfilm, for an engaging discussion.
    Anatomy of a Music Video With Warren Fu

    New People Cinema
    May 12, 2018 2:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  6. Asian Americans in Hip-Hop

    Music & Live Performances
    CAAM and the Oakland Museum of California bring together a panel of key hip-hop thought leaders and artists to explore the Asian American community’s deep connection with the genre. This free panel is co-curated by Asian American Music Conference and builds upon the Oakland Museum of California’s RESPECT: HIP-HOP STYLE & WISDOM exhibit.

    Preceded by: CAAMFest at OMCA

    Asian Americans and Hip Hop

    Oakland Museum of California (OMCA)
    May 18, 2018 5:30 pm Free

    Preceded By:
    CAAMFest at OMCA

    Oakland Museum of California (OMCA)
    May 18, 2018 5:00 pm


  7. Aunt Lily’s Flower Book

    Brenda Wong Aoki / Gala Presentations / USA / 2018
    Bay Area storyteller and activist Brenda Wong Aoki presents AUNT LILY’S FLOWER BOOK: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF LEGALIZED RACISM. A live performance set to music by Emmy Award-winning composer Mark Izu and koto master Shoko Hikage, Wong Aoki takes the audience through a tale of family secrets and resilience in the face of discrimination. A Power of Personal Story talk before the show will be led by psychologist and filmmaker Satsuki Ina and CAAM Executive Director Stephen Gong.
    Aunt Lily’s Flower Book

    Herbst Theatre
    May 24, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  8. Bambi (In Celebration of Tyrus Wong)

    David Hand / CAAMunity Screenings / USA / 1942 / Animation / 70 mins
    Join CAAM and the Walt Disney Family Museum for a special screening of BAMBI, in celebration of the Disney artist Tyrus Wong. Wong had an incredible gift for evoking feeling in his art, and Walt Disney saw the talent in him. Wong’s work as a concept artist on BAMBI can be seen in this iconic Disney film.
    Bambi

    Walt Disney Family Museum
    May 11, 2018 4:00 pm Tickets available at http://www.waltdisney.org/education/films/special-film-screening-bambi-1942


  9. Bitter Melon

    H.P. Mendoza / Gala Presentations / USA / 2017 / Narrative / 110 mins
    BITTER MELON is a tragicomedy from San Francisco filmmaker H.P. Mendoza that follows a family’s attempts to right their wrongs, resulting in the discovery of many unsavory truths. The dark, quirky revenge comedy turns into an exercise in empathy and exploration of family cycles. This is the film's world premiere.
    Bitter Melon

    AMC Kabuki 8
    May 12, 2018 6:50 pm At Rush

    Bitter Melon

    Roxie Theater
    May 19, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    Bitter Melon

    Piedmont Theatre
    May 23, 2018 6:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  10. CAAMFeast: A Conversation with Pei-Pei Cheng

    Food
    Join the “Queen of Swords,” actress and martial arts legend Pei-Pei Cheng, in an intimate on-stage conversation at China Live. Dine on a selection of delectable bites and inspired refreshments from executive chef George Chen as we celebrate the career of our CAAMFest Spotlight honoree.
    CAAMFeast: A Conversation with Pei-Pei Cheng

    China Live
    May 14, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets