The film follows Setsuko, a single, depressed and “unfulfilled office-lady” in Tokyo as she has an awakening of individuality.
Abacus is an intimate look at the Sung family’s resolve as their bank serving predominantly the Chinese immigrant community in New York City became the only bank prosecuted after the 2008 Great Recession.
The film raises issues of “immigration limbo”, discrimination, becoming undocumented by accident, and other issues facing legal immigrants.
“Cries from Syria” will likely stand for years to come as the definitive document of the Syrian crisis.
Both Lena Khan’s THE TIGER HUNTER and Ric Burns’ and Li-Shin Yu’s THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT revealed the pull of American ideals, drawing immigrants across oceans in hope of a better life.
CARDINAL X is Angie Wang’s assured debut feature. Much of the film is autobiographical, depicting an Angie Wang onscreen (played by Annie Q.) who…
Five films especially resonate with vulnerability and insecurity, our human lot in life, and I encourage you to watch them all.
The experience always renews and deepens me, a shower of light that purifies and trues the spirit.
Sami takes the physical journey from India to America; he sets off on a hunting expedition in the form of killing it at work; and then embarks on a spiritual journey beyond America towards some higher state.
I’m sure we’ll all be lining up for Constance Wu and Crazy Rich Asians when they hit the big screen, but no CAAMFest would be complete without Crazy Poor Asians.
“SIT perfectly blends a meditation on Buddhism and also the poignancy of family and making a life in the world.”
Some of the most astounding, creative and moving works are in the shorts program this year, one of the strongest overall years in memory.