“Leitis in Waiting” Oakland Premiere at OMCA

Eva and Fatima in "Leitis in Waiting."
Meet us at OMCA for an evening of food trucks, live painting, the Oakland premiere of "Leitis in Waiting" and a special panel with artist Tina Takemoto featuring LGBTQ filmmakers.

Join CAAM at the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) for the Oakland premiere of the extraordinary documentary, LEITIS IN WAITING during Friday Nights @ OMCA and a special panel featuring professor and filmmaker Tina Takemoto on Friday, May 17 2019. Friday Nights @ OMCA features half-off gallery admission, Off the Grid food trucks, live music, family-friendly art activities, and more.

LEITIS IN WAITING | James Moore Theater

Part of CAAMFest’s Pacific Showcase, presented by Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), LEITIS IN WAITING, co-directed by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Joe Wilson, and CAAMFest alum Dean Hamer, this award winning documentary tells the story of Tonga’s evolving approach to gender fluidity through a character-driven portrait of the most prominent leiti in the kingdom, Joey Joleen Mataele, a devout Catholic of royal descent. Special guests in attendance include co-director Joe Wilson. RSVP here.

Tickets to the film screening: $14 General, $12 OMCA and CAAM Members

A Conversation with Artist & Filmmaker Tina Takemoto | Lecture Hall

Join OMCA and the Center for Asian American Media Festival (CAAMFest) for a lively conversation with award-winning Artist/Filmmaker Tina Takemoto. With two films (SWORDED LOVE and WAYWARD EMULSIONS) at CAAMFest37 and a selected artist of OMCA’s Queer California Exhibition, we are thrilled to celebrate Takemoto’s innovated and bold artistry and storytelling. Conversation moderated by CAAM’s Festival & Exhibitions Director Masashi Niwano. This program is part of OMCA Friday Nights and is free to public.  RSVP here.