For the 4th year in a row, the Center for Asian American Media is curating a set of films during the SF Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration.
To connect with this year’s overall theme of “Taste of Asia,” CAAMFest director Masashi Niwano curated a delectable selection of Asian foodie short films for the Cinema Showcase:
CAAM is thrilled to present the 4th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration Cinema Showcase on Saturday, May 17 from 2 – 4 p.m. inside the Asian Art Museum’s Samsung Hall. In the spirit of this year’s festival theme: “Taste of Asia,” CAAM will be offering free screenings of fantastic foodie shorts and music videos. Come hungry and enjoy this family-friendly celebration of community, cinema and storytelling.
The screenings take place Saturday, May 17th at the Asian Art Museum. Museum entrance is free all day courtesy of Target. The films are also free.
Come and get a taste of Asian American cinematic foodie shorts!
BOX OF HEARTS
Dir: Asako Ushio, 7 mins
Over a delicious bento box breakfast, a father explains the complexities of love and relationships to his 10-year-old daughter.
Dir. Lana Dang, 10 mins
Joe takes his children, Lia and Kanoa, fishing on the Hawaiian docks. In this comical short for the family, Kae is about how the unexpected waits in sometimes-overbearing efforts, and the quiet redemptive quality in being present.
Dir. Jay Kim, 4 mins
In this adorable and charming animation, a sushi chef does his best to satisfy an unappreciative customer.
WENDY LIEU (SF CHEF PROFILE)
Dirs. Chihiro Wimbush and Jim Choi, 3 mins
In this decadently sweet short documentary produced by CAAM, Wendy Lieu talks about how her and her sister’s identities as Vietnamese-Americans motivated them to start Socola Chocolates here in San Francisco.
Dir. Asaph Polonsky, 22 mins
Doughnut baker Samnang spends his nights alone and his days holed up in an apartment. When his boss, Ngoun, brings his sister on to help with baking, Samnang has to learn how to deal with other people again. A heartfelt take on the immigrant experience.
Dir. Lillian Chan, 3 mins
Mr. Ramen and friends invite you to dance your way over to RAMEN PARTY! Adorably upbeat, this children’s music video will excite both the kid and foodie in everyone. Bring your dancing shoes and your chopsticks.
MARTIN YAN (SF CHEF PROFILE)
Dirs. Chihiro Wimbush and Jim Choi, 10 mins
In this CAAM produced short documentary, we follow celebrated chef and entrepreneur Martin Yan as he films a tv show and visits his newest restaurant, M.Y. China. Learn more about the man behind the media personality and find out what drives his passion for bridging Asian and American cultures.
HILL PHYSICIANS AHSC CINEMA SHOWCASE
Date: Saturday, May 17
Location: Asian Art Museum, Samsung Hall (200 Larkin St., San Francisco)
2:00PM & 3:00PM: BOX OF HEARTS
2:07PM & 3:07PM: KAE
2:17PM & 3:17PM: SUMO ROLL
2:21PM & 3:21PM: WENDY LIEU (SF CHEF PROFILE)
2:24PM & 3:24PM: SAMNANG
2:46PM & 3:46PM: RAMEN PARTY
2:50PM & 3:50PM: MARTIN YAN (SF CHEF PROFILE)