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  1. Fiction and Other Realities

    Steve Lee & Bobby Choy / Music & Live Performances / USA / 2018 / Narrative / 82 mins
    Singer-songwriter Big Phony makes his directorial debut with this intimate, semi-biographical musical drama. Bobby, a struggling Korean American singer-songwriter, is suddenly given an opportunity to be a roadie for his best friend’s band on a world tour. Arriving in Seoul, a “land where everyone looks like him,” he ditches the band and searches for meaning in his life.
    Fiction and Other Realities

    New People Cinema
    May 11, 2018 7:40 pm At Rush

    Fiction and Other Realities

    New People Cinema
    May 11, 2018 10:00 pm Not Available


    84 mins
    What would life be without fighters and dreamers? Dedicated to everyday heroes, this inspirational program honors those who stand up for their rights, protest in the streets, and fight passionately for social equity. These powerful portraits celebrate the enduring spirit of our diverse communities.

    In This Program: 98 Years* and Counting: More Women Leaders Needed Everywhere, Alice At The Store, American Dreaming, Hoai (Ongoing, Memory), Iron Hands, San Jose Tofu Co., Sunny, Woke


    AMC Kabuki 8
    May 14, 2018 6:40 pm Not Available

  3. First Kitchen: Bloodline with Chef Tu David Phu

    James Q. Chan / Food / USA / 2018 / 15 mins
    A sneak-preview of BLOODLINE, directed by CAAMFest alumnus James Q. Chan and featuring chef Tu David Phu (Top Chef 15 and SF Chronicle Rising Star 2017). This vibrant, personal film about food, family and creativity is the premiere episode of the new documentary food series, FIRST KITCHEN. Join us for this special launch-event featuring a film screening and specially crafted selection of appetizers (“street bites") curated by Phu and our host venue Black Cat, as well as an opportunity to meet director Chan, series creator and executive producer Santhosh Daniel, and Phu (who also co-executive producer of the series). Ticket holders will receive a discount to Black Cat’s live jazz performance immediately following the FIRST KITCHEN event—check the Black Cat calendar for artist details (!
    First Kitchen: Bloodline with Chef Tu David Phu

    Black Cat
    May 20, 2018 5:00 pm Not Available

  4. Futbolistas 4 Life

    Jun Stinson / CAAMunity Screenings / USA / 2018 / 39 mins
    FUTBOLISTAS 4 LIFE follows two young soccer players from immigrant families in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood on an inspiring and surprising journey toward adulthood — a timely film during debates over immigration and a moving portrait of resiliency and hope.
    Futbolistas 4 Life

    Piedmont Theatre
    May 22, 2018 6:30 pm Not Available

  5. Go For Broke: An Origin Story

    Alexander Bocchieri / Narratives / USA / 2017 / 104 mins
    Before the 442nd and 100th infantry became two of the most decorated military units in history, the young Japanese American men faced jarring discrimination at home. GO FOR BROKE: AN ORIGIN STORY provides insight into the inspiring lives of the men who fought to prove themselves to their country.
    Go For Broke: An Origin Story

    AMC Kabuki 8
    May 13, 2018 12:30 pm Not Available

    Go For Broke: An Origin Story

    AMC Kabuki 8
    May 14, 2018 6:30 pm Not Available

  6. Golden Swallow

    Chang Cheh / Special Presentations / Hong Kong / 1968 / 104 mins
    Continuing the saga of Golden Swallow from COME DRINK WITH ME, Chang Cheh centers this sequel upon a love triangle with a cutthroat philosophical dilemma. As Golden Swallow trains peacefully with Iron Whip, her old beau, Silver Roc, impersonates her while killing evil gangsters to get her attention.
    Golden Swallow

    AMC Kabuki 8
    May 15, 2018 9:00 pm Not Available

  7. Half Widow

    Danish Renzu / Narratives / India / 2017 / 91 mins
    Inspired by the life of activist Parveena Ahanger, HALF WIDOW is a story of loss and self-actualization amidst the tense backdrop of the Kashmir conflict between China, India, and Pakistan. When Neela’s husband disappears from their home in Srinagar, she goes in search of answers and a means to tell his story.
    Half Widow

    AMC Kabuki 8
    May 13, 2018 12:10 pm Not Available

    Half Widow

    AMC Kabuki 8
    May 16, 2018 9:00 pm Not Available

  8. Halfway Home: Asian American Art in the Central Valley

    Steve Arounsack / CAAMunity Screenings / USA / 2018 / 27 mins
    Spotlighting four artists living and working in California’s Central Valley, this CAAM co-produced project is an affirmation of the cultural and artistic practices Asian American communities are often forced to shed through processes of immigration and assimilation.
    Halfway Home: Asian American Art in the Central Valley

    Oakland Asian Cultural Center
    May 19, 2018 7:00 pm Not Available

  9. Havana Divas

    Louisa Wei / Documentaries / Hong Kong / 2018 / 90 mins
    Caridad and Georgina, octogenarian Cantonese Opera singers who grew up in Havana’s Barrio Chino, trace their place in the history of Cuba’s Chinese diaspora and their role in preserving the last vestiges of this community’s culture.
    Havana Divas

    Roxie Theater
    May 20, 2018 5:40 pm Not Available

  10. Heritage SF

    Music & Live Performances
    Heritage brings together top artists, the Bay Area’s best food trucks, and retail booths for a free day of high-energy music and a celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander community.
    Heritage SF

    The Midway
    May 19, 2018 4:00 pm Free (Indoors: 18+ with ID, Outdoors: All Ages)