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TABLE OF CONTENTS WELCOME CALENDAR BOX OFFICE & TICKETING VENUES SPONSORS GALA PRESENTATIONS SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS panels DIRECTIONS IN SOUND AWARDS COMCAST NARRATIVE COMPETITION DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION CINEMASIA SHORTS BOARD & STAFF INDEX

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Cover photo by IRENE POON ANDERSEN


WELCOM GREETINGS FROM THE MAYOR On behalf of the City and County of San Francisco, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 34th CAAMFest! Congratulations to the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) on once again hosting this unique event — the largest Asian American film festival in North America that celebrates the richness and diversity of Asian American storytelling in film, music and food. As the recognized leader in innovative Asian and Asian American media in the United States, CAAM has been presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of the Asian American experience to audiences across the country and abroad through its funding, production, distribution and exhibiting of works for film, television and digital media for over three decades. CAAM continues to explore the intersections of food and storytelling with CAAMFeast, a very special event honoring Asian American culinary achievement. CAAM’s hard work and dedication significantly contribute to innovatively embracing multiculturalism in our City, and their efforts represent San Francisco values at their very best. I salute CAAM as it continues its extraordinary work in bringing communities together in celebration of our love for film, food, music and culture. With warmest regards,

Edwin M. Lee Mayor

ABOUT CAAM CAAM (Center for Asian American Media) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. CAAM does this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media. For more information on CAAM, please visit caamedia.org.


ME On behalf of the staff and board of the Center for Asian American Media, greetings and welcome to CAAMFest 2016! We invite you to come closer! The festival’s core commitment is the discovery of new talent, new voices, new stories and new visions. At the same time, we honor the past, celebrating the lives of legendary artists like Tyrus Wong. Then, there is the added element of food and music — truly a feast for the mind and senses! We are extremely proud to be presenting five films that have received CAAM Media Fund support. We give special thanks to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, whose support keeps our vital work in public media possible. Finally, I would like to extend our thanks to our wonderful members, who are key to our work, and recognize our Presenting and Grand Sponsors — Comcast, AT&T DIRECTV, Western Union and the Asian Art Museum. These sponsors recognize the important role our festival plays in the cultural life of the San Francisco Bay Area, and we appreciate their thoughtful support.

Stephen Gong, Executive Director

HELLO AND WELCOME to CAAMFest 2016 — the nation’s premier event for Asian American film, music and food. Thanks to the enduring support and spirit of the San Francisco Bay Area, we offer you 11 days of provocative programs, rare chances to meet media makers and fun, lively events. In 2015, Asian Americans experienced a defining year at the forefront of media with successful shows like FRESH OFF THE BOAT and MASTER OF NONE breaking into the mainstream (MASTER OF NONE fans, check out page 29!). This year, we march forward into new neighborhoods — expanding outside of Japantown and Chinatown into the Mission District — and new types of programming. We hope you will join us in celebrating a truly exciting time in Asian American storytelling. See you at the festival! Masashi Niwano, Festival & Exhibitions Director


calenda THURSDAY | MARCH 10

SATURDAY contd.

7:00PM CAS OPENING NIGHT: TYRUS 9:30PM AAM OPENING NIGHT GALA

9:00PM SLATE FESTIVAL SOCIAL CLUB W/ KOLLABORATION SF 9:10PM ALAMO PALI ROAD 9:20PM ALAMO THE OUT(ER) LIMITS -SHORTS 9:50PM ROXIE THANATOS, DRUNK

FRIDAY | MARCH 11 5:00PM ROXIE KID KULAFU 6:30PM ALAMO BREATHIN’: THE EDDY ZHENG STORY 6:40PM ALAMO KAMPAI: FOR THE LOVE OF SAKE 7:30PM ROXIE DRAWING THE TIGER 9:00PM GRAY DIRECTIONS IN SOUND: KOREAN SHOWCASE 9:20PM ALAMO GRASS 9:40PM ALAMO MAD TIGER 10:00PM ROXIE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS - SHORTS

SATURDAY | MARCH 12 12:10PM ROXIE ATOMIC HEART 12:30PM GRAY IN CONVERSATION WITH RANDALL OKITA 12:40PM ALAMO PAINTED NAILS 1:00PM ALAMO PLEASE REMEMBER ME 2:00PM CCSF EVERYTHING WILL BE 2:40PM ROXIE NINTH FLOOR 3:00PM ALAMO CENTERPIECE: DAZE OF JUSTICE 4:00PM ALAMO THE KIDS 5:00PM CCSF FRANK WONG’S CHINATOWN 5:00PM ROXIE AM I AMERICAN, I AM AMERICAN - SHORTS 5:50PM ALAMO YEU (LOVE) 6:00PM GRAY MASTER OF NONE 6:40PM ALAMO CRUSH THE SKULL 7:30PM ROXIE IN THE ROOM

SUNDAY | MARCH 13 12:00PM ROXIE YELLOW FLOWERS ON THE GREEN GRASS 12:15PM ALAMO BE ABOUT IT 12:20PM ALAMO UMRIKA 1:30PM GRAY A BRAVE NEW DIGITAL WORLD 2:30PM ROXIE FAMILY INGREDIENTS 3:00PM ALAMO COLMA: THE MUSICAL (10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY) 3:10PM ALAMO GOOD OL’ BOY 4:30PM ROXIE ROOTS - SHORTS 6:10PM ALAMO TWO LUNES 6:20PM ALAMO CENTERPIECE: A TALE OF THREE CITIES 6:30PM GRAY CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND: CHANGING THE CHANNEL ON GENDER ROLES 7:00PM ROXIE OPERATION POPCORN 9:00PM ALAMO 3688 9:40PM ALAMO FAST AND FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT (10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY) 9:40PM ROXIE RELATIONSHIP STATUS: IT’S COMPLICATED - SHORTS

MONDAY | MARCH 14 6:20PM ALAMO JASMINE 9:00PM ALAMO THE SOONG SISTERS


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TUESDAY | MARCH 15

SATURDAY contd.

6:30PM ALAMO THE SUPER STORY BEHIND PIXAR’S “SANJAY’S SUPER TEAM” 9:00PM ALAMO THE ROYAL TAILOR

8:00PM PARK 3688 8:10PM PARK BREATHIN’: THE EDDY ZHENG STORY 9:50PM NP IN THE ROOM

WEDNESDAY | MARCH 16

SUNDAY | MARCH 20

12:30PM NP SONS OF HALAWA W/ ROOTS OF ULU 1:00PM PARK CRUSH THE SKULL 2:20PM PARK YELLOW FLOWERS ON THE GREEN GRASS 3:00PM DISNEY BAMBI 3:00PM NP MUSLIM YOUTH VOICES 3:15PM PARK GOOD OL’ BOY 4:40PM PARK PLEASE REMEMBER ME 5:00PM NP THE NAME OF THE WHALE PAINTED NAILS 6:00PM AAM H.P. MENDOZA: ASIAN ART 5:20PM PARK 7:00PM PARK CLOSING NIGHT: MUSEUM TAKEOVER 6:20PM ALAMO THE NAME OF THE WHALE RIGHT FOOTED THE KIDS 9:00PM ALAMO FRANCE IS OUR MOTHER 7:10PM NP 7:30PM PARK CLOSING NIGHT: COUNTRY RIGHT FOOTED 9:00PM SOMAR CLOSING NIGHT PARTY 6:20PM ALAMO PORTRAITS FROM THE SCHOOLYARD - SHORTS 7:00PM CHSA MEMORIES TO LIGHT: CHINESE AMERICAN HOME MOVIES 8:40PM ALAMO NO LAND’S SONG

THURSDAY | MARCH 17

FRIDAY | MARCH 18 5:00PM OMCA 7:00PM OMCA

CAAMFEST @ OMCA MELE MURALS

VENUE KEY

AAM alamo CAS ccsf CHSA DISNEY 10:30AM DISNEY BAMBI 12:10PM NP MELE MURALS gray 12:50PM PARK BE ABOUT IT NP 2:20PM PARK THE ROYAL TAILOR OMCA 2:30PM NP YOUTH VOICES ON CHINA PARK 3:00PM PARK UMRIKA roxie 5:00PM NP MAD TIGER slate 5:10PM PARK THANATOS, DRUNK SOMAR 5:20PM PARK THE OUT(ER) LIMITS - SHORTS 7:30PM NP KAMPAI: FOR THE LOVE OF SAKE

SATURDAY | MARCH 19

ASIAN ART MUSEUM alamo drafthouse at NEW MISSION CASTRO THEATRE CITY COLLEGE of San Francisco - CHINATOWN CHINESE HISTORICAL SOCIETY of america WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM gray area foundation NEW PEOPLE cinema OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA NEW PARKWAY THEATER roxie theater slate bar SOMAR BAR gala presentations special presentations general screenings

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CENTERPIECE films $20 $17 CLOSING NIGHT FILM $25 $20 DIRECTIONS IN SOUND

Presale $20 $15 At the Door $25 $20

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HOW TO BUY TICKETS

Whether you like to plan ahead or make decisions on the fly, there are several ways to buy tickets.

ONLINE IN PERSON (alamo drafthouse) February 11 – 14 // Member Sales February 15 – March 20 // General Public Go to: caamedia.org.

March 3 – March 9 // 3:30 – 7:30pm March 10 – 20 // Box office opens one hour before first screening of the day.

Day-of-show tickets may be purchased at all other theater box offices. Have questions? Email us at boxoffice@caamedia.org or call 415.552.5580. Tickets ordered on or before March 1 may be mailed to you for a $2 fee. No tickets will be mailed after March 1 and must be picked up at Will Call at the first screening of the order. Tickets not picked up will be reallocated to the Will Call desk at the next screening of the order. Will Call opens 45 minutes prior to all screenings. All lines for tickets form outside, so please dress comfortably.

RUSH SHOWS

Last-minute tickets — ­ rush tickets — may be available just before show time when advance tickets have sold out. A rush line will form outside the venue usually one hour before show time. Approximately 10 minutes prior to screening, empty seats are counted and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis to those in line. Rush tickets will only be sold to those actually waiting in line. One rush ticket per person in the rush line, and there are no guarantees.

THE FINE PRINT:

All ticket sales are final. No refunds, exchanges or reprints on any purchases. Ticket holder must arrive at least 15 minutes before show time to guarantee entry. We are not responsible for lost, stolen or misplaced tickets. We will be unable to admit patrons without tickets. All seating is at management’s discretion.

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venues CHINATOWN

SAN FRANCISCO JAPANTOWN

NEW PEOPLE CINEMA 1746 Post Street | 415.525.8630 newpeopleworld.com

CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO CHINATOWN/NORTH BEACH CAMPUS 808 Kearny Street | 415.395.8600 ccsf.edu CHINESE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA 965 Clay Street | 415.391.1188 chsa.org

CASTRO mission

16TH ST & 24TH ST MISSION BART STATIONS

THE ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE AT NEW MISSION 2550 Mission Street | 415.549.5959 drafthouse.com THE ROXIE THEATER 3117 16th Street | 415.863.1087 roxie.com GRAY AREA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS 2665 Mission Street | 415.843.1423 grayarea.org SLATE BAR 2925 16th Street | 415.558.8521 slate-sf.com

CASTRO THEATRE 429 Castro Street | 415.621.6120 castrotheatre.com


OAKLAND

19TH ST OAKLAND & LAKE MERRITT BART STATIONS

THE NEW PARKWAY THEATER 474 24th Street | 510.658.7900 thenewparkway.com OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA 1000 Oak Street | 510.318.8400 museumca.org SOMAR BAR 1727 Telegraph Avenue somarbar.com

soma // CIVIC CENTER

CIVIC CENTER BART STATION

ASIAN ART MUSEUM 200 Larkin Street | 415.581.3500 asianart.org

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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.

OPENING NIGHT GALA

THU MAR 10 | 9:30PM | ASIAN ART MUSEUM

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 TRAKTIVIST.com. 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 westernunion.com

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CENTERPIECES daze of justice

MICHAEL SIV / USA 2015 / 69 MINS SAT MAR 12 | 3:00PM | ALAMO

Making its world premiere at CAAMFest 2016, Bay Area filmmaker Michael Siv’s DAZE OF JUSTICE follows Khmer Rouge survivors from the US to Cambodia. Seeking justice in court for genocide and decades of trauma, their journey sheds light on a painful history and surprises with unexpected redemption.

A TALE OF THREE CITIES MABEL CHEUNG / CHINA 2015 130 MINS / MANDARIN W/ E.S. SUN MAR 13 | 6:20PM | ALAMO

From CAAMFest Spotlight filmmaker Mabel Cheung, A TALE OF THREE CITIES transports you to Hong Kong during the turbulent times of war in the 1930s and 1940s, focusing on an epic story of romance and tragedy of the real-life parents of Jackie Chan.

CLOSING night RIGHT FOOTED

NICK SPARK / USA 2015 / 81 MINS

SUN MAR 20 | 7:00PM & 7:30PM | NEW PARKWAY

CAAMFest celebrates the close of the festival with RIGHT FOOTED, a documentary about expert martial artist, disability rights activist and the world’s only armless airplane pilot, Filipina American Jessica Cox. Ride along on her journey as she overcomes adversity, finds romance and inspires the world.

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY

SUN MAR 20 | 9:00PM | SOMAR BAR

Join CAAM as we raise a glass to the past 11 days of film, music and food at SomaR Bar. Just a few blocks from The New Parkway, SomaR is a hub for music, arts and culture in Oakland’s thriving arts district.

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ASIAN AMERICANS IN ANIMATION

What do Pixar Animation Studios artist Sanjay Patel and 105-year old artist Tyrus Wong have in common? Achievements in animation? Yes. Shared experiences as the children of Asian immigrants in the US? Check. The determination and support to follow their dreams to pursue careers as artists (otherwise known as having understanding parents)? Undoubtedly. See for yourself.

the super story behind pixar’s “Sanjay’s super team” TUE MAR 15 | 6:30PM | ALAMO

Join director Sanjay Patel and producer Nicole Grindle for an insightful peek behind the curtains of Pixar Animation Studio’s latest Academy Award-nominated short, SANJAY’S SUPER TEAM. In this screening and presentation, the filmmakers will discuss the production process and unique inspiration for this incredibly personal film that features superheroes like you’ve never seen them before. This family-friendly program will include a book signing with Patel.

BAMBI

DAVID HAND / USA 1942 / 70 MINS

SAT MAR 19 | 10:30AM | WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM SUN MAR 20 | 3:00PM | WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM *Free with museum admission Enjoy a special screening of the beloved animated Disney classic BAMBI at The Walt Disney Family Museum. This screening is presented in conjunction with TYRUS, our Opening Night documentary on the life and times of 105-year old Tyrus Wong, whose watercolor concept art influenced the distinctive look of BAMBI. Afterwards, view special selections of Wong’s artwork on display.

TYRUS

THU MAR 10 | 7:00PM | CASTRO

TYRUS is an in-depth portrait of the art, life and enduring impact of the legendary Tyrus Wong. See page 15 for full description.

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spotlight: MABEL CHEUNG

This year, CAAMFest honors two media makers who have enhanced the understanding of Asian and Asian American experiences. Explore two films from our first Spotlight, Hong Kong’s internationally acclaimed filmmaker Mabel Cheung.

THE SOONG SISTERS

HONG KONG 1997 / 140 MINS MON MAR 14 | 9:00PM | ALAMO

Join us as we revisit acclaimed filmmaker Mabel Cheung’s evocative portrayal of the powerful and influential Soong family in THE SOONG SISTERS. The film details the true story of the Soong daughters’ rise to fame and influence during a turbulent period of war and revolution in 20th-century China.

A TALE OF THREE CITIES

SUN MAR 13 | 6:20PM | ALAMO

An epic story of romance and tragedy of the real-life parents of Jackie Chan. See page 17 for full description.

spotlight: H.P. MENDOZA

Our second Spotlight is local director, writer, actor, producer, musician and CAAMFest alum H.P. Mendoza. Celebrate Mendoza with a multisensory experience created at the Asian Art Museum and film sing-along.

ASIAN ART MUSEUM TAKEOVER

THU MAR 17 | 6:00PM | ASIAN ART MUSEUM

H.P. Mendoza kicks off the Asian Art Museum’s new series as part of CAAMFest 2016: TAKEOVER. The San Francisco-based creator of COLMA: THE MUSICAL and FRUIT FLY hosts a one-night event and party at the museum that mashes up his preoccupations with musicals, horror films, 8-bit games and virtual reality.

COLMA: THE MUSICAL (10-year anniversary) RICHARD WONG / USA 2006 / 100 MINS SUN MAR 13 | 3:00PM | ALAMO

We mark H.P. Mendoza’s 10-year anniversary of his seminal ground-breaking film, COLMA: THE MUSICAL (written by and starring the Bay Area auteur himself), with an interactive showcase. Join us as we reunite many of the cast and crew with once-in-a-lifetime live performances and a raucous, profanity-laced sing-along!

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PACIFIC ISLANDERS IN COMMUNICATIONS: PACIFIC SHOWCASE FAMILY INGREDIENTS

TY SANGA / USA 2015 / 60 MINS SUN MAR 13 | 2:30PM | ROXIE

There are two things that are unshakable in Hawaiian culture: food and family. Embark on a culinary journey with chef Ed Kenney as he explores the traditional Hawaiian foods poi (a paste-like dish made from taro) and pipikaula (salted dried beef) and how they have influenced culture in Hawaii.

sons of halawa

MATT YAMASHITA / USA 2015 / 56 MINS SUN MAR 20 | 12:30PM | NEW PEOPLE

Pilipo Solatorio is the last native Hawaiian from Halawa. He lives harmoniously with nature and attuned to the spirit of the land. The teachings of his ancestors are at risk of being lost unless he finds a successor to continue his traditions. Only through their roots will future generations flourish. Preceded by ROOTS OF ‘ULU JOHN ANTONELLI / USA 2015 / 36 MINS

“The roots of ‘ulu are deep.” ‘Ulu, or breadfruit, was once a staple of native Hawaiian foodways. Explore the cultural significance and revival of this revered plant amongst native practitioners and agricultural experts.

mele murals FRI MAR 18 | 7:00PM | OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA

Artists Estria Miyashiro and John Hina travel to the rural town of Waimea, HI, where they attempt to connect ancient Hawaiian traditions and graffiti with the youth of tomorrow. See page 37 for full description.

caamfest @ OMCA

FRI MAR 18 | 5:00PM | OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA 7:00PM | MELE MURALS *Film ticket required and may be purchased at caamedia.org or OMCA.

Celebrate CAAMFest’s return to the great Oakland Museum of California with a program capturing the intersection of Pacific Island and Bay Area culture. Enjoy half-off museum admission, gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid and Pacific Islander presentations. End the evening with the world premiere of Tad Nakamura’s documentary, MELE MURALS.

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IN CONVERSATION With randall okita SAT MAR 12 | 12:30PM | GRAY AREA | 40 MINS

Randall Okita’s work has become progressively more ambitious, exhibited and awarded. Born in Calgary, Alberta, Okita has lived and worked in Japan, Vancouver and Toronto. CAAM welcomes Okita to the Bay Area with a special screening of his short films and a discussion of the influences and processes involved. Shorts include: MACHINE WITH WISHBONE, FISH IN BARREL, NO CONTRACT, PORTRAIT AS A RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE and THE WEATHERMAN AND THE SHADOWBOXER.

fast & furious: tokyo drift (10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY) JUSTIN LIN / USA 2006 / 104 MINS SUN MAR 13 | 9:40PM | ALAMO

Buckle up for the 10th anniversary of the biggest thematic departure in THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS franchise, TOKYO DRIFT. Troubled American teen Sean discovers high-octane Tokyo street racing, and things get complicated when he falls for his rival’s girlfriend. Starring Sung Kang, who also appears in PALI ROAD.

youth workshops muslim youth voices

SUN MAR 20 | 3:00PM | NEW PEOPLE

Muslim youth in Philadelphia and Minneapolis create short film magic. In the second year of this signature CAAM program, they explore the universal truths of growing up. Acclaimed filmmaker Musa Syeed returns to help young people craft their unique stories that disintegrate the borders built on stereotypes.

1990 institute: youth voices on china SAT MAR 19 | 2:30PM | NEW PEOPLE

Youth Voices on China is the 1990 Institute’s signature contest, which fosters global awareness among young Americans. 2016 student submissions address the president on how to build more positive relations with China by sharing creative cultural exchange ideas. Hear stories of the next generation calling for change. CAAMFest is excited to welcome back this innovative program.

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SNEAK preview: frank wong’s chinatown (working title) JAMES Q. CHAN / USA 2015 / 35 MINS

SUN MAR 12 | 5:00PM | CITY COLLEGE SF - CHINATOWN

FRANK WONG’S CHINATOWN is the story of 81-year-old Frank Wong. This unknown, selftaught artist has spent the past four decades recreating his fading memories by building romantic, extraordinarily detailed miniature models of the San Francisco Chinatown of his youth. Wong’s 3D miniature dioramas become rare portals into a historic neighborhood.

community screenings MEMORIES TO LIGHT: chinese american home movies

WED MAR 16 | 7:00PM | CHINESE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

For the fourth CAAMFest iteration of our innovative home movie initiative, we are thrilled to present a compilation of Chinese American home movies from the 1930s through the 1970s, with live musical accompaniment by acclaimed jazz musician Francis Wong. Memories to Light is a project that collects and digitizes home movies — and the stories they tell — to share with the broad public. Visit the collections at caamedia.org/memoriestolight.

be about it

CHRISTOPHER C.C. WONG / USA 2015 / 39 MINS SUN MAR 13 | 12:15PM | ALAMO SAT MAR 19 | 12:50PM | NEW PARKWAY

BE ABOUT IT follows reporter Alan Wang and athlete AJ Jabonero as they navigate living with hepatitis B. The disease looms both large and minute, captured in life-altering and day-to-day moments. Startlingly intimate and poignant — their paralleled narratives show the reach and cost of hepatitis B in the Asian American community.

everything will be

JULIA KWAN / USA 2014 / 90 MINS

SAT MAR 12 | 2:00PM | CITY COLLEGE SF - CHINATOWN

Vancouver’s Chinatown was once rich in culture and diversity. As more of its heritage is traded in for new trends, the history of this storied neighborhood is getting pushed aside. Award-winning director Julia Kwan captures these moments in flux as the fate of this community unfolds.

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join the conversation and celebrate the 21st-century asian american in media. welcome to the new normal. master of none

SAT MAR 12 | 6:00PM | GRAY AREA

Asian Americans made great strides in television and media during 2015. Leading this wave was the game-changing Golden Globe-nominated Netflix series MASTER OF NONE, which critics and viewers alike have been binge-watching and thirsting for more. CAAM is thrilled to host series co-creator Alan Yang and cast member Kelvin Yu as they share details on the show’s inspiration and production as well as their own experiences in an industry full of both opportunity and obstacle.

crazy ex-girlfriend: changing the channel on gender roles SUN MAR 13 | 6:30PM | GRAY AREA

Typecasting has been the bane of existence for many Asian American actors when it comes to finding quality roles. Asian American women are typically reduced to being sexual objects while men are excluded from romantic opportunities, stripping away countless other layers. Chat with CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND’s Vincent Rodriguez III and discuss the gradually changing landscape for gender roles and what they hope the future holds.

A BRAVE NEW DIGITAL WORLD SUN MAR 13 | 1:30PM | GRAY AREA

With the mainstream success of online platforms like Netflix and Amazon, 2016 will see a record number of new digital services looking to fund and distribute content from and for diverse communities. As traditional opportunities dry up, could digital become the new indie cinema? You Offend Me, You Offend My Family (YOMYOMF) talks to key industry players.

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directions

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directions in sound: korean showcase FRI MAR 11 | 9:00PM | GRAY AREA

Our Korean showcase is back by popular demand, featuring international groups dripping with rhythmic and vocal talents for your listening pleasure! Raise your arms, close your eyes and feast on the electro-synth, grunge-filled atmosphere pulsing through this unforgettable experience! 21+ only

FEATURING: big phony, heo, wym AND LOVE X STEREO

DIRECTIONS IN SOUND FILMS mad tiger

JONATHAN YI & MICHAEL HAERTLEIN / USA 2015 / 82 MINS FRI MAR 11 | 9:40PM | ALAMO SAT MAR 19 | 5:00PM | NEW PEOPLE

Making its West Coast premiere, MAD TIGER chronicles the relationship between two bandmates, Peelander-Yellow and Peelander-Red, of the Japanese performance-art band Peelander-Z. When Red quits, their friendship is tested and both are catapulted into finding greater meaning in their lives through their art and relationship with each other.

no land’s song

AYAT NAJAFI / IRAN, FRANCE, GERMANY 2014 / 93 MINS WED MAR 16 | 8:40PM | ALAMO

“The female voice is fading away.” In NO LAND’S SONG, Iranian composer Sara Najafi shares her grim outlook on the presence of female soloists in Iran. Ayat Najafi chronicles his sister Sara’s arduous journey in reviving not only a facet of music, but, more importantly, the female voice.

events festival social club x kollaboration sf SAT MAR 12 | 9:00PM | SLATE

Rub elbows with filmmakers, artists and fellow attendees at the official CAAMFest after-party! It’s the place to see and be seen. In the heart of the Mission at Slate Bar, come to hang out, celebrate and unwind in good company. Curated by San Francisco’s very own Kollaboration. 21+ only

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AWARDS COMCAST NARRATIVE COMPETITION The Comcast Narrative Competition Award highlights the diversity and ingenuity of modern cinema and recognizes excellence in narrative filmmaking.

DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

The Documentary Competition showcases a dynamic selection of films that fearlessly capture the challenging reality and surprising beauty inherent in the human experience.

AT&T STUDENT FILM AWARD

Recognizing promising voices in Asian and Asian American media, the AT&T Student Film Award is presented to college students who exemplify the voice of a new generation.

AUDIENCE AWARD

The Audience Award lets you, our audience, honor your festival favorite. Vote for the narrative that touched your heart or the most eye-opening documentary, and give the directors much-deserved recognition. Check to see if your favorites won on the CAAM website after the end of the festival.

LONI DING AWARD

The Loni Ding Award for Social Justice Documentary recognizes the film and filmmaker that most reflect the passions of late TV producer Loni Ding. Ding devoted her life to advocacy and played a key role in the founding of several public media organizations, including CAAM.

Co-sponsored by Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional & Community Advancement (APCA) Northern California, a 510(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on the representation of Asian Pacific Islanders employed by AT&T Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries.

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crush the skull

jasmine

A CORNUCOPIA OF THEMES AND SUBJECTS APPEARS IN THIS YEAR’S NARRATIVE COMPETITION, PROVIDING A VISUAL FEAST OF STORIES THAT THRILL, REFLECT, SHROUD, TRANSCEND AND, ABOVE ALL, HIGHLIGHT THE DIVERSITY WITHIN THE MIND.

CRUSH THE SKULL

VIET NGUYEN / USA 2015 / 80 MINS

Hapless criminals Ollie and Blair attempt to pull off a seemingly easy heist, but end up in a hilariously life-threatening situation. CRUSH THE SKULL is a comedic horror-thriller of unexpected twists and calculated turns that takes a couple of master thieves on the ride of their lives. SAT MAR 12 | 6:40PM | ALAMO SUN MAR 20 | 1:00PM | NEW PARKWAY

GOOD OL’ BOY

FRANK LOTITO / USA 2015 / 104 MINS

comcast

It’s 1979, and 10-year-old Smith Bhatnagar’s American dreams — filled with SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, Darth Vader and the girl next door — clash with his parents’ hopes for his future. A coming-of-age dramedy about enduring first loves and the weighty expectations of immigrant parents. Starring Jason Lee, Samrat Chakrabarti and Anjul Nigam. SUN MAR 13 | 3:10PM | ALAMO SUN MAR 20 | 3:15PM | NEW PARKWAY


GOOD OL’ BOY

GRASS

pali road

TWO LUNES

GRASS

PALI ROAD

Complacent pushover Cam and her maverick pal, Jinky, find adventure, merriment and revelation with the help of a backpack full of weed. Their sensory trip comically explores the highs, lows and more highs throughout a day at the park. From the award-winning director of PUNCHING AT THE SUN (SFIAAFF ’06).

After waking up from a car accident, Lily realizes she is living a life she has no recollection of and absent of the boyfriend only she seems to remember. As she desperately searches for the truth, Lily questions her entire existence as she discovers the meaning of true love.

TANUJ CHOPRA / USA 2015 / 73 MINS

FRI MAR 11 | 9:20PM | ALAMO

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JONATHAN LIM / USA 2015 / 92 MINS

SAT MAR 12 | 9:10PM | ALAMO

TWO LUNES

DAX PHELAN / USA 2015 / 80 MINS

HUI-EUN PARK / USA 2015 / 85 MINS

MON MAR 14 | 6:20PM | ALAMO

SUN MAR 13 | 6:10PM | ALAMO

Mixing tragedy, mystery and obsession, JASMINE is a psychological thriller following Leonard, a man distraught after his wife’s murder. His attempts to heal are dashed when he sees a stranger at her grave, whom he believes to be her killer. Bent on justice, Leonard takes matters into his own hands.

Displacement and loneliness permeate the shared experiences of two immigrant women in TWO LUNES. Siyeon settles in Los Angeles by way of Korea for art school, and Lan is a Vietnamese exchange student living and working in Seoul. Their lives unfold with quiet struggle, as past burdens and future hopes converge in the present.

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BREATHIN’: THE EDDY ZHENG STORY

NINTH FLOOR

The documentary Competition UNEARTHS STORIES FROM A VARIETY OF TIMES AND PLACES, RANGING FROM A SAN FRANCISCO NEIGHBORHOOD TO THE HILLS OF LAOS. THESE FILMS SHED LIGHT ON TRYING MOMENTS IN HISTORY, COMMUNITIES CELEBRATING CULTURE AND EFFORTS TO MAKE LIFE BETTER FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.

BREATHIN’: THE EDDY ZHENG STORY BEN WANG / USA 2015 / 58 MINS

Arrested at 16 and tried as an adult for kidnapping and robbery, Eddy Zheng served over 20 years in state prison. Ben Wang’s BREATHIN’: THE EDDY ZHENG STORY paints an intimate portrait of Eddy — the prisoner, the immigrant, the son, the activist — on his journey to freedom, rehabilitation and redemption. FRI MAR 11 | 6:30PM | ALAMO SAT MAR 19 | 8:10PM | NEW PARKWAY

DRAWING THE TIGER

AMY BENSON, SCOTT SQUIRE & RAMYATA LIMBU / USA 2015 / 97 MINS

DRAWING THE TIGER observes a rural Nepali family over seven years in an immersive tableau of the human experience. Even the filmmakers themselves couldn’t have foreseen how a hopeful story of a teenage girl winning a big city scholarship could lead to the Darnal family eventually being overturned by tragedy. FRI MAR 11 | 7:30PM | ROXIE


DRAWING THE TIGER

MELE MURALS

OPERATION POPCORN

PAINTED NAILS

MELE MURALS

TADASHI NAKAMURA / USA 2015 / 60 MINS Beyond the serene coastlines that have made the Hawaiian Islands famous lies a deeper community connection amongst locals. Artists Estria Miyashiro and John Hina travel to the rural town of Waimea, HI, where they attempt to connect ancient Hawaiian traditions and graffiti with the youth of tomorrow. FRI MAR 18 | 7:00PM | OMCA SAT MAR 19 | 12:10PM | NEW PEOPLE

OPERATION POPCORN

DAVID GRABIAS / USA 2015 / 80 MINS

When a Hmong businessman rises to prominence in his community, he decides to answer a call-to-action to help the Hmong people fighting for their lives against violent attacks from the communist Lao government. What happens next is a strange and intriguing real-life story that you have to see to believe. SUN MAR 13 | 7:00PM | ROXIE

NINTH FLOOR

PAINTED NAILS

The Sir George Williams riot of 1969 was one of the most pivotal moments in Canada’s history. In her debut feature-length documentary, Mina Shum gives a long-anticipated look at this climactic event in race relations. Filled with first-person recollections, NINTH FLOOR explores when one school protest sparked a monumental movement.

Mission District nail salon owner Van Hoang tackles the cosmetics industry in this provocative documentary. PAINTED NAILS focuses on the little-known implications of getting a mani-pedi as it raises awareness of the daily health hazards faced by nail techs on the job.

MINA SHUM / USA 2015 / 81 MINS

SAT MAR 12 | 2:40PM | ROXIE

DIANNE GRIFFIN & ERICA JORDAN / USA 2015 / 58 MINS

SAT MAR 12 | 12:40PM | ALAMO SUN MAR 20 | 5:20PM | NEW PARKWAY

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IN THE ROOM

CINEMASIA WIDENS THE SCOPE ON INTERNATIONAL HORIZONS. THESE FILMS PRESENT THE COMMON THREADS OF LOVE, LOSS, EXPLORATION, CONFLICT AND SELF-DISCOVERY THAT TIE US ALL TOGETHER, REGARDLESS OF THE PHYSICAL AND CULTURAL BARRIERS WE ENCOUNTER IN LIFE.

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ROYSTON TAN / SINGAPORE 2015 / 100 MINS

A layered musical dramedy follows the story of parking attendant Fei Fei, who joins a televised singing competition to honor and help her dementia-ridden father. Late Taiwanese singer Feng Fei-Fei’s music is heavily featured in this Singaporean box office hit, which marks Royston Tan’s first feature in seven years. SUN MAR 13 | 9:00PM | ALAMO SAT MAR 19 | 8:00PM | NEW PARKWAY

atomic heart

ALI AHMADZADEH / IRAN 2015 / 97 MINS

After a night of excess, Arineh and Nobahar cause a car accident. A mysterious stranger offers help, but in accepting his generosity, a price must be paid. This hyperactive, drugged-up road movie undergoes an atmospheric change into a diabolical and strangely metaphysical game on the streets of Tehran, Iran. SAT MAR 12 | 12:10PM | ROXIE


ATOMIC HEART

FRANCE IS OUR MOTHER COUNTRY

KAMPAI: FOR THE LOVE OF SAKE

kid kulafu

france is our mother country RITHY PANH / FRANCE, CAMBODIA 2014 / 74 MINS

FRANCE IS OUR MOTHER COUNTRY illuminates the underlying tones of melancholy and indignation of the French occupation of Cambodia. Oscar-nominated director Rithy Panh delivers a beautifully edited piece detailing the tragedy brought by the brute forces of French colonialism using satirically placed archived footage and old propaganda films.

KAMPAI: FOR THE LOVE OF SAKE

MIRAI KONISHI / JAPAN 2015 / 95 MINS

Three sake connoisseurs — a British sake brewer, an American journalist and the president of a century-old sake Japanese brewery — seek to better understand the mechanics of the presentday sake industry. Filmmaker Mirai Konishi follows them as they also discover the underlying richness and complexity surrounding the Japanese cultural staple.

THU MAR 17 | 9:00PM | ALAMO

FRI MAR 11 | 6:40PM | ALAMO SAT MAR 19 | 7:30PM | NEW PEOPLE

in the room

kid kulafu

Room 27, in a dilapidated Singaporean hotel, is a time capsule for six sensual and melancholy vignettes in Eric Khoo’s IN THE ROOM — Singapore’s first erotic film. There, several decades of illicit trysts and fantasies are realized, and love and its companion loss swing suspended over each heartbreaking encounter.

Before the championships and global success, Manny Pacquiao fought an entirely different battle. Overcoming poverty, abandonment and bullying, KID KULAFU discovers the power of his fists, and the strength of his heart, through the “sweet science.” Paul Soriano’s intensely filmed tale of triumph is a testament to the human spirit.

ERIC KHOO / HONG KONG, SINGAPORE 2015 / 90 MINS

SAT MAR 12 | 7:30PM | ROXIE SAT MAR 19 | 9:50PM | NEW PEOPLE

PAUL SORIANO / PHILIPPINES 2015 / 109 MINS

FRI MAR 11 | 5:00PM | ROXIE

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the kids

the name of the whale

THANATOS, DRUNK

UMRIKA

the kids

please remember me

Bao-Li wants to do what’s best for his wife, Jia-Jia, and their infant daughter. Despite his love of family, he grapples with his desires, which may be his undoing. From director Sunny Yu, THE KIDS is a story of how love and sacrifice are often intertwined.

How does one care for an ailing life partner while working against the intractable march of old age? Director Zhao Qing follows her octogenarian great-uncle as he tends to his Alzheimer’sstricken wife with devotion, pragmatism and quiet courage. Executive produced by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ruby Yang.

SUNNY YU / TAIWAN 2015 / 86 MINS

SAT MAR 12 | 4:00PM | ALAMO SUN MAR 20 | 7:10PM | NEW PEOPLE

ZHAO QING / CHINA 2015 / 78 MINS

SAT MAR 12 | 1:00PM | ALAMO SUN MAR 20 | 4:40PM | NEW PARKWAY

the name of the whale

the royal tailor

Junior high student Yuta is assigned the task of excavating fossils as a summer school project. The contentment this assignment brings him is abruptly shattered when pieces of his everyday life begin to fall apart, and Yuta must soon find the balance between his old and new worlds.

Sartorial rivals Dol-suk (Han Suk-kyu), a master craftsman devoted to tradition, and Kong-jin (Ko Soo), an avant-garde upstart with rakish charm, cross shears for the position of the king’s tailor. High fashion and political intrigue weave together this sumptuous court drama, replete with scenes of rustling hanbok and sensuous embroidery.

FUMITO FUJIKAWA / JAPAN 2015 / 91 MINS

THU MAR 17 | 6:20PM | ALAMO SUN MAR 20 | 5:00PM | NEW PEOPLE

LEE WON-SUK / S. KOREA 2014 / 127 MINS

TUE MAR 15 | 9:00PM | ALAMO SAT MAR 19 | 2:20PM | NEW PARKWAY


PLEASE REMEMBER MAN-UP! ME

MISS AMERICA THEINDIA ROYAL TAILOR

YELLOW FLOWERS ON GREEN MAN-UP! GRASS

MISS INDIA YEUAMERICA (LOVE)

thanatos, drunk

TSO-CHI CHANG / TAIWAN 2015 / 107 MINS

yellow flowers on THE green grass

Teetering on passionate yet murky relationships, THANATOS, DRUNK explores whether love and life have a place among those of the netherworld. No stranger to characters on the margins of society, director Tso-Chi Chang (WHEN LOVE COMES) thoughtfully hits the mark again with this ambiguously rocky, yet intimate story of love and loss.

VICTOR VU / VIETNAM 2015 / 103 MINS

SAT MAR 12 | 9:50PM | ROXIE SAT MAR 19 | 5:10PM | NEW PARKWAY

SUN MAR 13 | 12:00PM | ROXIE SUN MAR 20 | 2:20PM | NEW PARKWAY

UMRIKA

yeu (LOVE)

“Umrika” is how a small village in India refers to “America.” One of their own decides to journey to “Umrika,” inspiring both hope and debate. When the village loses touch with its contested hero, his younger brother Rama and friend Lalu set out on their own to find him.

Pop music sensations Chi Pu and Gil Le light up the screen in Vietnam’s first mainstream LGBTQ film. Reunited with her childhood best friend, aspiring singer-songwriter Nhi must grapple with her own burgeoning feelings. A testament to the power of music, friendship and family — and a universal reminder that love wins.

PRASHANT NAIR / INDIA 2015 / 102 MINS

SUN MAR 13 | 12:20PM | ALAMO SAT MAR 19 | 3:00PM | NEW PARKWAY

Sweeping takes of Vietnam’s lush countryside and ragged seaside cliffs set a pastoral scene for Victor Vu’s box-office hit about two young brothers who share an inseparable, yet tumultuous bond. When jealousy erupts into violence over a shared love interest, older brother Thieu must seek redemption.

VIET MAX / VIETNAM 2015 / 105 MINS

SAT MAR 12 | 5:50PM | ALAMO

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AM I AMERICAN, I AM AMERICAN

THE OUT(ER) LIMITS

am i american, i am american

What does it mean to be American? Wealth, new beginnings, excitement and uncertainty — sometimes, it isn’t all it seems. From leaving home in search of opportunity and prosperity to having to hide who you really are, these stories illuminate the trials and tribulations of the journey to the American Dream. 81 MINS SAT MAR 12 | 5:00PM | ROXIE AM I AMERICAN Anna Oh / USA 2015 / 9 mins DONUT SHOP Robert Riutta / USA 2015 / 15 mins ESCAPE Zia Islam / USA 2014 / 15 mins

HOME IS A HOTEL Kevin Wong / USA 2015 / 11 mins IN SEARCH OF AMERICA INSHALLAH Danish Renzu / USA 2014 / 25 mins NOODLE DELI David Liu / USA 2015 / 14 mins

the out(er) limits

Engage your senses as you peer through the lens of a kaleidoscope to view a spectrum of stories, ideas and expression. The detailed and experimental elements of THE OUT(ER) LIMITS carry you on an intimate visual journey of dance, music, art and identity in the LGBTQ universe. 78 MINS SAT MAR 12 | 9:20PM | ALAMO SAT MAR 19 | 5:20PM | NEW PARKWAY ABSENCE: NO FATS, NO FEMMES, NO ASIANS Celeste Chan / USA 2014 / 7 mins DO NOT THINK FOR A MOMENT Adria Su & Vivian Wang / USA 2015 / 3 mins ECLIPSE (RUBY) Viet Le / USA,Vietnam 2015 / 5 mins FOR THE LOVE OF UNICORNS Genevieve Erin O’Brien / USA 2014 / 5 mins

IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY Joella Cabalu / Canada, Philippines 2015 / 45 mins MANSIONS ON THE MOON FEAT. ZEE AVI: HEART OF THE MOMENT Steve Nguyen & Choz Belen / USA 2015 / 5 mins MOLTEN TEA Laura Kim / USA 2014 / 4 mins WE ARE MANGOS Jeepneys & Low Leaf / USA 2014 / 4 mins


PORTRAITS FROM THE SCHOOLYARD

RELATIONSHIP STATUS: IT’S COMPLICATED

PORTRAITS FROM THE SCHOOLYARD

From pride and joy to fear and anger, everyone faces these emotional swings as they grow into themselves. PORTRAITS FROM THE SCHOOLYARD is a collection of diverse moments and experiences that magnifies the lives of students in and out of class. 91 MINS WED MAR 16 | 6:20PM | ALAMO AMERICA 1979 Lila Yomtoob / USA 2014 / 14 mins BORN WITH IT Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour / Japan 2015 / 17 mins FROM TONGA Huay-Bing Law / USA 2015 / 13 mins

HOROSCOPE Maya Rudolph / China 2014 / 16 mins PIONEER HIGH Suha Araj / USA 2014 / 10 mins STUDY ABROAD 2: THE DAYDREAMING BUNNY Yung-Jen Yang / USA 2015 / 21 mins

RELATIONSHIP STATUS: IT’S COMPLICATED

Status updates hide the pain and, often, stupidity that is the search for love. This quest leads us through the most ridiculous, and possibly dangerous, situations. RELATIONSHIP STATUS: IT’S COMPLICATED explores the many ways that finding love today is much like the first human’s quest for fire — pretty insane. 84 MINS ONE-MINDED Forest Ian Etsler & Sebastien Simon / USA 2014 / SUN MAR 13 | 9:40PM | ROXIE 20 mins FLIP FLOPS POP Haolu Wang / USA 2015 / 16 mins Edwin Chang / USA 2015 / 3 mins LOVEBITES TOURISTS Andrew Chung / Canada 2015 / 12 mins Shaun Seneviratne / USA 2015 / 15 mins MUSH WHITE FETISH Yoonhee Ye / USA 2015 / 17 mins Sean Dacanay / USA 2014 / 4 mins

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ROOTS

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

ROOTS

This family of short films digs down to the roots of bonds between relatives across all generations. Tender, reflective, happy and even difficult moments between siblings, parents and grandparents reveal the foundations of family that tie each character together from womb to tomb. 95 MINS SUN MAR 13 | 4:30PM | ROXIE ADRIFT IN SUNSET Narissa Lee / USA 2015 / 19 mins BA Leandro Tadashi / Brazil 2015 / 14 mins THE BOARDWALK Ougie Park / USA 2015 / 13 mins

CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA King Lu / USA 2015 / 9 mins JINJU Crystal Jin Kim / USA 2015 / 10 mins PARACHUTE GIRLS Alex Rubens / USA 2015 / 10 mins VISITING MUM Cassandra Nguyen / Australia 2014 / 20 mins

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

At times, the situations we find ourselves in may change everything we know to be true — whether we can suddenly defy the laws of physics or begin to feel as if we’re living in a real-life dream. If you squint at it just right, anything is possible. 88 MINS FRI MAR 11 | 10:00PM | ROXIE AMAR Sudan Sethuramalingam / USA 2015 / 11 mins BRITNEY-HOLICS ANONYMOUS Jerell Rosales / USA 2015 / 10 mins THE DETACHED Lenora Lee / USA 2014 / 13 mins DREALITY Derrick Wong / USA 2015 / 11 mins

GRANDFATHER PARADOX Shannon Browning / Australia 2015 / 8 mins KIMI KABUKI Yoko Okumura / USA 2014 / 19 mins WAN MEI (PERFECT) Yiyi Yin / USA 2015 / 15 mins


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I N D E X 1990 INSTITUTE: YOUTH VOICES ON CHINA 25 3688 38 ABSENCE: NO FATS, NO FEMMES, NO ASIANS 42 ADRIFT IN SUNSET 44 AM I AMERICAN 42 AMAR 44 AMERICA 1979 43 ASIAN AMERICANS IN ANIMATION 19 ASIAN ART MUSEUM TAKEOVER 21 ATOMIC HEART 38 BA 44 BAMBI 19 BE ABOUT IT 27 BOARDWALK, THE 44 BORN WITH IT 43 BRAVE NEW DIGITAL WORLD, A 29 BREATHIN’: THE EDDY ZHENG STORY 36 BRITNEY-HOLICS ANONYMOUS 44 CAAMFEST @ OMCA 23 CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA 44 CLOSING NIGHT PARTY 17 COLMA: THE MUSICAL (10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY) 21 CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND: CHANGING THE CHANNEL ON GENDER ROLES 29 CRUSH THE SKULL 34 DAZE OF JUSTICE 17 DETACHED, THE 44 DO NOT THINK FOR A MOMENT 42 DONUT SHOP 42 DRAWING THE TIGER 36 DREALITY 44 ECLIPSE (RUBY) 42 ESCAPE 42 EVERYTHING WILL BE 27 FAMILY INGREDIENTS 23 FAST & FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT (10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY) 25 FESTIVAL SOCIAL CLUB X KOLLABORATION SF 31 FLIP FLOPS 43 FOR THE LOVE OF UNICORNS 42 FRANCE IS OUR MOTHER COUNTRY 39 FRANK WONG’S CHINATOWN (WORKING TITLE) 27 FROM TONGA 43 GRANDFATHER PARADOX 44 GOOD OL’ BOY 34 GRASS 35 HOROSCOPE 43 H.P. MENDOZA 21 HOME IS A HOTEL 42 IN CONVERSATION WITH RANDALL OKITA 25 IN SEARCH OF AMERICA INSHALLAH 42 IN THE ROOM 39

IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY 42 JASMINE 35 JINJU 44 KAMPAI: FOR THE LOVE OF SAKE 39 KID KULAFU 39 KIDS, THE 40 KIMI KABUKI 44 LOVEBITES 43 MABEL CHEUNG 21 MAD TIGER 31 MANSIONS ON THE MOON FEAT. ZEE AVI: HEART OF THE MOMENT 42 MASTER OF NONE 29 MELE MURALS 23, 37 MEMORIES TO LIGHT: CHINESE AMERICAN HOME MOVIES 27 MOLTEN TEA 42 MUSH 43 MUSLIM YOUTH VOICES 25 NAME OF THE WHALE, THE 40 NINTH FLOOR 37 NO LAND’S SONG 31 NOODLE DELI 42 ONE-MINDED 43 OPENING NIGHT GALA 15 OPERATION POPCORN 37 PAINTED NAILS 37 PALI ROAD 35 PARACHUTE GIRLS 44 PIONEER HIGH 43 PLEASE REMEMBER ME 40 POP 43 RIGHT FOOTED 17 ROOTS OF ‘ULU 23 ROYAL TAILOR, THE 40 SONS OF HALAWA 23 SOONG SISTERS, THE 21 SPOTLIGHTS 21 STUDY ABROAD 2: THE DAYDREAMING BUNNY 43 SUPER STORY BEHIND PIXAR’S “SANJAY’S SUPER TEAM”, THE 19 TALE OF THREE CITIES, A 17, 21 THANATOS, DRUNK 41 TOURISTS 43 TWO LUNES 35 TYRUS 15, 19 UMRIKA 41 VISITING MUM 44 WAN MEI (PERFECT) 44 WE ARE MANGOS 42 WHITE FETISH 43 YELLOW FLOWERS ON THE GREEN GRASS 41 YEU (LOVE) 41


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CAAMFest 2016 Program Guide