CAAMFest Final Weekend!


We hope everyone has been having a great time at CAAMFest so far! Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end and CAAMFest 2013 is reaching its final days. But don’t worry, there are still plenty of events going on this weekend!

This Saturday, March 23, is a day full of our cook salon events at the SuperFrog Gallery! At 11 a.m., join us for our Mixing Masala: Cook Salon featuring Paawan Kothari, founder & CEO of The Chai Cart, to learn the differences between a dry and wet masala, various regional variations that flavor the mix and easy ways of adapting traditional techniques.


Then at 2 p.m. we will have our (Bitter)Sweet: Cook Salon. Learn about the powerful role of flavor in food and participate in a special tasting demo to experience a flavor journey guided by Wendy Lieu, Chief Chocolatier and founder of Socola chocolates, and Lisa Murphy, Chief Sauce Maker and founder of Sosu.

Also this Saturday, March 23, join the conversation for the American Narrative: The Muslim Protagonist at the Union Bank Community Room at 4 p.m. Using the film Reluctant Fundamentalist as a launching point for discussion, our special panel of distinguished guests including award-winning writer Wajahat Ali, civil rights leader Zahra Billoo, filmmaker David Washburn, and acclaimed performance artist Mark Gonzales, will talk about the essential question: What is our story and how do we tell it?

The Seeking Asian Female panel Saturday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Union Bank Community Room following the screening of the documentary. The topic of discussion revolves around the question, why do certain Western men desire Asian women – and why is this cultural phenomenon so polarizing in our community? These conversations will offer a “sneak peek” of Lum’s new webisode series and online forum, They’re All So Beautiful.

Our Groove Salon event, featuring DJ Vinroc and Goh Nakamura will be happening on Sunday, March 24 at 4 p.m. at the SuperFrog Gallery. Aside from playing samples of their work, DJ Vinroc, former 2x World Champion DJ, and Goh Nakamura, Bay Area-based musician/actor, will speak about their experiences as musicians and give the attendees a taste of the creative process.
This year at CAAMFest, we have the honor of showing some great films at the Great Star Theater in Chinatown! Here’s a list of the films playing this weekend at the Great Star Theater:

TODAY, March 22,  Turn It UP to 11, Part 2: Wild Days will be screening at 7 p.m. Follows the journey of Galaxy Express, Seoul’s new “kings of indie rock,” in their journey across Texas and the music festival South by Southwest (SXSW).

Catch the screening of Go Grandriders on Saturday, March 23 at 2 p.m. Preceded by the short film, How I Learned to Tell a LieGo Grandriders tells the inspiring story of a group of Taiwanese octogenarians embarking on a motorcycle trip across the island of Taiwan.

Also on Saturday, March 23 Beijing Flickers will be screening at the Great Star Theater at 4 p.m. Preceeded by the short film Shanghai StrangersBeijing Flickers tells the story of three young men who endured great hardship and were cast aside by society. Together, these characters form a community of people “left behind by prosperity” and represent the modern starving, yet enduring, artist.

This Sunday, March 24, Someone I Used to Know will be screening at 2 p.m. In this film, three former friends from high school, Charlie, Luke and Danny, meet up years later in Los Angeles. After a night out on the town, they return with two female guests to Luke’s home and experience a series of deep, personal revelations.

And finally, to close out the CAAMFest 2013 screenings at the Great Star Theater, catch Comrade Kim Goes Flying Sunday, March 24 at 4 p.m. Comrade Kim tells the story of Kim Yong Mi, a woman who moves away from her family and idyllic industrial village to Pyongyang. During her journey, she encounters the Pyongyang Circus, which motivates her to follow her childhood dream of becoming an acrobat.

There is still so much more going on with CAAMFest this weekend! Remember to check the full schedule so that you don’t miss out on anything!