CAAM is thrilled to partner with esteemed media, arts and nonprofit organizations to bring you CAAMunity, an exciting group of events that highlights our diverse communities through enlightening film programs, moving live performances, and memorable conversations.
David Hand / CAAMunity Screenings / USA / 1942 / Animation / 70 minsJoin 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.
Walt Disney Family Museum
May 11, 2018 4:00 pm Tickets available at http://www.waltdisney.org/education/films/special-film-screening-bambi-1942
Harleen Singh / CAAMunity Screenings / USA / 2017 / Documentary / 52 minsWhat comes to mind when you think of a superhero? In this new documentary, a trio of comics creators from diverse backgrounds work to make a mark with stories featuring women and people of color in an industry that is often hesitant to embrace change.
Thomas Allen Harris / CAAMunity Screenings / USA / 2018 / 90 minsPhoto albums are portals to rich, diverse stories in Detroit, MI, in the pilot episode of this CAAM-co-produced PBS series and transmedia project. Host/director Thomas Allen Harris traverses America’s cities and neighborhoods, exploring personal moments, shared experiences, and family connections found through captured photographic memories, while extracting universal elements of humanity.
Preceded by: CAAMFest at OMCA
Jun Stinson / CAAMunity Screenings / USA / 2018 / 39 minsFUTBOLISTAS 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.
Steve Arounsack / CAAMunity Screenings / USA / 2018 / 27 minsSpotlighting 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
James Q. Chan / CAAMunity Screenings / USA / 2017 / 32 minsSan Francisco’s high-flying economy comes at the cost to low-income residents. Many longtime, immigrant, communities are being displaced by profit-driven developers, but Chinese seniors in Chinatown find renewed spirit as they fight the injustice by organizing and building coalitions with the Community Tenants Association.
The State of the Art with David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori
May 17, 2018 7:00 pm Not Available
Andrew Ahn / CAAMunity Screenings / USA / 2017 / 27 minsThis series follows the friendship between Kate and Michael, who are deaf, as they balance their personal lives and careers. Recently engaged, Kate struggles to find opportunities to grow in her career, while Michael attempts to get over a broken heart. THIS CLOSE tells a story about who we turn to feel understood. This Close is co-produced by the Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University and the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired.