Catch the world premiere of NOBODY DIES, a Center for Asian American Media-funded documentary on acclaimed musician Thao Nguyen of Thao and the Get Down Stay Down. Filmmaker Todd Krolczyk follows Thao and her mother as they visit Vietnam, a first for both: Thao’s first time in the country and her mother’s first time since the Vietnam War. As Thao explores the country of her parents, she experiences a deeper understanding of the cultural influences that shaped her family, the impact it had on her music and her relationship with her mother.

The screening, hosted by the Center for Asian American Media in partnership with Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, will be followed by a conversation with Thao, Director Todd Krolczyk and special guests, plus a special acoustic performance by the San Francisco-based singer/songwriter.

Thao grew up in Falls Church, VA, and first picked up a guitar at age 12. She began performing in a pop country duo in high school and spent most of her 20s touring. Her music has been described by The New Yorker as “music that makes you move from your bones out…[it’s] keenly intelligent and original.” Her album, A Man Alive, was voted one of the best albums of 2016 by NPR listeners and Paste Magazine. She’s performed all over the world, including at Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors concert in New York’s Damrosch Park last December. Rolling Stone describes her as a “Shape-shifting singer [that] expands horizons to dazzling effect.”

NOBODY DIES broadcasts on PBS this fall. Check your local public television station listing for exact airdates.



September 7, 2017

6:00pm – 8:45pm

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

3200 California Street

San Francisco, CA 94118

(415) 292.1200


Tickets available starting August 8

$28- Standard Seating

$38- Premium Seating (rows directly behind VIP seating area)

$60- VIP seating (includes front row seating selections and a pre-show private reception)
Starting at 6:00 pm, join us in the Pottruck Family Atrium for food from Sariwa/Aileen Suzara, drinks and a complimentary chocolate tasting with Jade Chocolates.

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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 call (415) 863-0814 or visit