Film Events

PLANET B-BOY airing on MTV

If you haven’t seen Benson Lee’s documentary PLANET-B BOY yet tune in to MTV Wednesday January 14th at 1:30 am PST/EST (12:30 am CST) or 8 am PST/EST (7 am CST).

SFIAAFF Members-Only Sneak Preview at Dolby Labs

For its annual members-only Dolby screening on January 14, CAAM is pleased to offer a sneak preview of two remarkable works which will be presented at the 2009 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.

SPARROW at the 4 Star Theatre

Johnnie To’s SPARROW is a love letter to Hong Kong with intricately choreographed scenes and a 60’s Euro-cool soundtrack full of marimba glissandos and sparkling jazz pianos. SPARROW opens a the 4 Star Theatre on December 25th.


The 27th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival is proud to announce its 1st annual Student Delegate Program. Aimed to engage students with Asian and Asian American cinema, the program entails a rigorous program of screenings and talks, as well as access to special events and exclusive meetings with filmmakers. EXTENDED DEADLINE JAN 15, 2009!

Co-presentation of I LOVE BEIJING at the PFA

The Pacific Film Archive presents I LOVE BEIJING: THE FILMS OF NING YING. Ning Ying is an artist in residence at PFA this fall, appearing in person to discuss her films and offering a master class on October 27. This series is presented in conjunction with the BAM exhibition Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection.


As part of the MVFF focus series, CAAM is pleased to co-present FOCUS ASIA at the 2008 Mill Valley Film Festival. MVFF will present a number of award-winning new Asian narrative and documentary films, including the CAAM-funded THE BETRAYAL (NERAKOUN), directed by Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasaveth

SFFS Screen presents OPERA JAWA

One of seven films commissioned by Peter Sellars for his New Crowned Hope festival commemorating the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth, OPERA JAWA is at once a requiem for victims of violence and natural disaster, a postmodern movie musical and a foot fetishist’s dream.