“Another thing I deal with in the film is what do we bring, what traditions, what cultural elements do we bring from the old country, and what do we leave behind? What’s healthier to leave behind and what should we bring with us? What moral standards and everything is healthy to keep?” – Justin Chon
The world is, or can be, medicine, especially when embraced by a receptive inner world. This art is an antidote for what ails us in this time of division, uncertainty and distress.
“Family conflict seasons our reality, but it is also perhaps a hopeful metaphor for nations and indeed our whole Earth.”
ALL IN MY FAMILY, now streaming on Netflix, is a deep look at Hao Wu’s family accepting his gay identity.
“CAAMFest is anchor, lifeboat, society, medicine. Food for thought, and food for heart.” – Ravi Chandra
This film gives us an “institutional memory,” if you will, of our city’s life, struggles and aspirations.
CAAMFest superfan Ravi Chandra previews some of his favorite films from this year’s festival.
Chinese cinema has heretofore largely steered clear of science fiction. Wen Ren’s narrative feature, LAST SUNRISE, offers a strong entry in the genre. A…
“The stories I watched amused, informed, and expanded me. This year, I only pre-screened about half the shorts in this year’s fest, wanting to save the other half for a premium theater viewing. Honor yourself and our artists by seeing as many of these as you can.” – Ravi Chandra
Susan Lieu’s one-woman show explores themes of loss, grief, and healing.
Mao is a great example of the continuity of the “ars poetica,” and is part of what might someday be seen as a renaissance of young Asian American poets, including such stars as Ocean Vuong, Cathy Linh Che, Jenny Xie, Bao Phi, and others.
Life doesn’t have to be perfect for us to make the best of it, after all!