After twelve months on the travel circuit, I think it’s safe to say that WHATEVER IT TAKES has finally finished its film festival run. But oh what a ride it was! Often thrilling, other times exhausting, but always an amazing feeling to show one’s film to new audiences across the country.
Townsend Center for the Humanities will be screening FRUIT FLY at UC Berkeley on Friday November 6. This free screening will conclude with a question-and-answer discussion with director/composer H.P. MENDOZA.
Thailand’s official submission to the 81st Academy Awards, LOVE OF SIAM, is now available on DVD.
2009 SFIAAFF hit WHITE ON RICE will be opening in Bay Area theatres in September! Don’t miss this hilarious comedy, directed by David Boyle and starring Hiroshi Watanabe.
I’ve been thinking about the idea of suspicion lately. There is a lot to be wary about, and yet the idea of suspicion presents an infinite range of possibility – for the creation of counter-narratives and counter-cultures, for example. I would argue that there must be some slight inkling of suspicion that continues to motivate the work that CAAM does today.
First-time director Sarab Singh Neelam’s award-winning film OCEAN OF PEARLS opens in Bay Area theatres starting August 21st through the 27th.
Several films we’ve funded have received acceptance into film festivals and a record number have gone on to win awards. To start off with seven CAAM films were screened at our own festival: MOSQUE IN MORGANTOWN, A SONG FOR OURSELVES, FRUITFLY, AHEAD OF THE MAJORITY: THE PATSY MINK STORY, PROJECT KASHMIR and WHATEVER IT TAKES. Congratulations to all the filmmakers!
BIG MAN JAPAN, featured at the SFIAAFF 2009 Festival Forum, will screen for one week in the Bay Area starting May 29th.
Crowned Best Documentary at the 27th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, THE MOSQUE IN MORGANTOWN will be screening at the Ninth Street Independent Film Center on Thursday May 21st.
SFIAAFF 09 Closing Film TREELESS MOUNTAIN will open at the San Francisco Landmark Theater, Berkeley Rialto Elmwood and San Jose Camera 3 May 15!