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opening night TYRUS

PAMELA TOM / USA 2015 / 73 MINS THU MAR 10 | 7:00PM | CASTRO

Join us on Opening Night for the Bay Area premiere of the emotionally inspiring film taking festivals by storm. With a century of stories and achievements captured in over a decade of filmmaking, Pamela Tom’s award-winning TYRUS paints a beautifully intimate portrait of 105-year-old artist Tyrus Wong. Tom’s documentary unveils the multi-layered journey of a pioneering icon whose art has touched millions, most famously through Disney’s BAMBI. Wong’s epic story follows his arrival to Angel Island, his battle for identity in the workplace, the evolution of his voice and legacy and what he views to be his greatest achievement, his family. TYRUS captures a life fully lived, observing with a keen eye the ups and downs that shaped the previously undiscovered Wong into the courageous, funny and wise visionary that he is today. Witness the rare opportunity to see TYRUS and Tyrus Wong in a magical evening at CAAMFest.



Follow TYRUS with a feast for the senses at our Opening Night Gala at the Asian Art Museum! Dine, drink, dance and discuss as you indulge in what epitomizes CAAM — art, music and food. Experience mouthwatering creations from the best of the Bay Area, including Boba Guys, Sol Food, Pa’ina, Magnolia Ice Cream, Lee’s Deli and Rémy Martin, as you soak in the visual riches of the museum’s exhibits and move to the pulsing beats of DJ Richie Menchavez of It’s the Asian Art Museum’s 50th birthday, and they’re kicking off the celebration with three exhibitions that highlight the sophisticated tastes and impeccable craftsmanship of eras and empires past. See the world through the eyes of 17th-century mapmakers in China at the Center, encounter imperial artists from cosmopolitan Islamic courts in Pearls on a String, and discover the enduring magnificence of golden artworks in Hidden Gold — the perfect exhibition for a golden anniversary. It will truly be a night to remember. SEND MONEY WITH APP

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