Skip to Content

Opening Night: Admissions Granted

Directed by Hao Wu, Miao Wang

Cast: Calvin Yang, Cecilia Nunez, Danielle R. Holley, Edward Blum, Jeannie Suk Gersen, Jeff Wang, Margaret M. Chin, Michael Wang, Natasha Warikoo, Neil Rudenstine, Sally Chen, Yukong Zhao

In the run-up to the landmark Supreme Court case pitting Asian American plaintiffs against Harvard University, controversial legal strategist Edward Blum took direct aim at dismantling affirmative action, energizing activists on both sides. Admissions Granted tracks the case’s emotional, high-stakes journey to the Supreme Court. Directors Hao Wu (76 Days and 2022 CAAM Mentor) and Miao Wang (CAAM-Funded Beijing Taxi) weave interviews, news archive, and verité footage to produce an honest and hard look at the complexity of the affirmative action debate, revealing the divisions within the Asian American community and our nation’s increasing polarization on matters of race and inclusion.

Expected Guests in Attendance: Directors Hao Wu and Miao Wang

Community Partners: A-DOC, Asian American Journalists Association, Asian American Futures, Asian Law Caucus, , SF Chinese for Affirmative Action,  Stand with Asians


Open Captions: Yes, there are open captions.
Closed Captions: There are no closed captions.
Audio Descriptions: There are no audio descriptions.
ASL Interpreters: There is no ASL interpretation.


Opening Night Gala

After that Opening Night film, we KNOW there’s a lot to discuss! Cheers to CAAMFest season!

Dates & Times


Palace of Fine Arts

Thu, May 9
6:30 pm

Asian Art Museum

Thu, May 9
9:30 pm