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**BREAKING NEWS** Just added to #CAAMFest37 comes the inspirational drama BLINDED BY THE LIGHT from writer/director/producer Gurinder Chadha @gurinder.chadha (“Bend It Like Beckham”, Former CAAMFest Spotlight Honoree!) set to the music and lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s @Springsteen timeless songs. Be one of the first to watch this film before the Warner Bros. Pictures release in August! Get tickets now:
Lucy Liu will be 2nd-ever Asian American woman to receive Hollywood Walk of Fame star. Much-deserved honor, you go girl! ⭐ #representation (Photo: Daniel Zuchnik)
Self Evident @selfevidentshow is a new podcast taking on what it means to be American by telling Asian America’s stories at #CAAMFest37. ⁣⁣
To kick off Season 1, the Self Evident team is bringing these stories to the stage with a live storytelling event on Saturday, May 18th at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center! ⁣
Join us for an evening of live storytelling, engaging discussion and celebration featuring special guests including Host Cathy Erway @cathyerway, Thanh Tan @thanhtan, Paola Mardo @paolamardo, Patrick Epino @patrickepino, Gabe Mara, Preeti Mistry @chefpmistry, Andrew Hsieh @2hsieh, and Andrew Orolfo @andrew_orolfo⁣
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140 LBS: HOW BEAUTY KILLED MY MOTHER makes its SF premiere at #CAAMFest37! Susan realizes she can no longer ignore what she’s always wanted: to know who her mother was. Sifting through thousands of deposition pages and reaching out to the killer’s family, Susan uncovers the painful truth of her mother, herself, and the impossible ideal of Vietnamese feminine beauty. Buy tickets
Diverse CAAM-funded programs playing at #CAAMFEST37 include "Chinatown Rising," "Jaddoland," "Seadrift," Self Evident, and "When We Walk." Visit our blog to learn more about these exciting programs coming to CAAMFest in May!
#CAAMFest37 brings one of the first opportunities to experience director Ry Russo-Young’s THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR @thesunisalsoastar, a film that is destined to be the love story for today’s generation.  A modern-day story about finding love against all odds, “The Sun Is Also a Star” explores whether our lives are determined by fate or the random events of the universe. The film stars Yara Shahidi @yarashahidi from “Grown-ish” as Natasha and Charles Melton @melton of “Riverdale” as Daniel, along with John Leguizamo @johnleguizamo of “John Wick: Chapter 2”. Be the first to see THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR on May 15th before it's released nationwide! Tickets available on
"I was thinking, it would have been nice, for twelve-year-old me, to have stumbled on this PBS Korean War documentary and hear a Korean American. That was something I would have loved." John Cho gives voice to a new CAAM supported documentary, "Korea: The Never-Ending War" directed by John Maggio & premiering on PBS on April 29, 2019. Visit our blog for an interview with John Cho by Paula Lee on 📷: Benjo Arwas
In honor of #earthday, #CAAMFest37 is excited to have EATING UP EASTER in this year's lineup of films! Native Rapa Nui (known as Easter Island to outsiders) filmmaker Sergio Mata‘u Rapu’s deeply personal documentary is assembled as a message in a bottle to his young son, Koa, whose birth graces the film’s opening moments. Rapa Nui is best known for its iconic mo‘ai, the enormous, awe-inspiring, large-headed statues embodying the spiritual power of ancient chieftains. Those mo‘ai have witnessed enormous change and trauma: first contacts with outsiders, colonization, and now, increasingly, ecological damage from a booming tourist economy and trash floating onshore from the massive Pacific garbage gyre. Buy tickets for EATING UP EASTER on
CAAM's own @momochang_oak talks with Emmy Award winning director, auteur, and disability rights advocate Jason DaSilva about why he makes films, and the upcoming #CAAMFest37 Centerpiece screening of "When We Walk." DaSilva will be in attendance at the Sunday, May 12th screening at the AMC Kabuki in SF Japantown. There, DaSilva will be giving away free AXS Map t-shirts to the first 50 attendees, and encouraging folks to participate in the project. Check out the interview on our blog at
Congratulations to STILL HUMAN @stillhumanthemovie for their awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards! Oliver Chan won the New Director Award and while Best New Performer went to Crisel Consunji @criselconsunji. Both Crisel and Oliver will be in attendance at the screening of STILL HUMAN on Wednesday May 15th at 6:50pm at Kabuki. Buy tickets for STILL HUMAN at
"The Chinese Exclusion Act," co-produced by CAAM and Steeplechase Films, receives 2019 Erik Barnouw Award, which is given annually for outstanding programming on television, or in documentary film, concerned with American history, the study of American history, and/or the promotion of American history. Read more on our blog at
CAAM Festival & Exhibitions Director Masashi Niwano @sushboy34 tells us what he's excited to experience at #CAAMFest37, which is only 3 weeks away! Take a look at the entire program and get tickets at 📽 by @friedudon