SPOTLIGHT: EVAN JACKSON LEONG

Every year, CAAM is honored to celebrate someone who has made an indelible mark in the media landscape. Previous Spotlights include Wayne Wang, Gurinder Chandha, James Shigeta, Anna May Wong, Pei-Pei Cheng, Alice Wu, H.P. Mendoza, Deanne Borshay Liem and Valerie Soe. This May, we are proud to honor three outstanding industry leaders: Actor/Director Dante Basco, Director Evan Jackson Leong and Actor/Producer Margaret Cho.

Growing up in San Francisco, Filmmaker Evan Jackson Leong quickly learned the meaning of community and the importance of storytelling. He’s been making films for two decades with his most notable film being the wildly popular, LINSANITY (2013). Evan is back at CAAMFest with a narrative feature that he’s been working on for many years, SNAKEHEAD. With all of Evan’s films, he is incredibly thoughtful about how his films can push the diverse Asian American communities forward.  We are thrilled and honored to celebrate Evan this year at CAAMFest.

In this program


IN CONVERSATION WITH EVAN JACKSON LEONG

Right before the Bay Area Premiere of SNAKEHEAD (CAAMFest’s Centerpiece presentation), join us for a special conversation with filmmaker Evan Jackson Leong.

SNAKEHEAD

Directed by Evan Jackson Leong

CAAMFest is thrilled to showcase SNAKEHEAD as our Centerpiece Presentation.

LINSANITY

Directed by Evan Jackson Leong

The life story of basketball sensation, Jeremy Lin.

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