ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: GREG PAK
SUN SEPT 20 | 2:30PM | CAMERA 3
CAAMFest is thrilled to spotlight award-winning Korean American filmmaker and comic book writer, Greg Pak. In this rare on-stage conversation, journey through Pak’s remarkable career and hear the behind-the-scenes stories on his creative achievements in comic books (Marvel’s X-MEN, STORM, IRON MAN) and cinema (ROBOT STORIES). Join us for an exclusive peek at his newest comic book, KINGSWAY WEST.
SAT SEPT 19 | 2:30PM | CAMERA 3
Danny and his partner Tate want a baby, but calling their situation “complicated” barely scratches the surface in their search for a surrogate mother. Danny is faced with his own controlling Taiwanese mother who can’t wait to have a grandchild of her own.
SAT SEPT 19 | 6:00PM | CAMERA 3
Bay Area’s own Felicia Lowe offers perhaps her most deeply personal film with CHINESE COUPLETS. Featuring Lowe’s own mother, whom she calls the “hardest story for her to crack,” CHINESE COUPLETS follows three generations of Chinese women.
FRESH OFF THE BOAT
FRI SEPT 18 | 7:00PM | CAMERA 3
FRESH OFF THE BOAT is back! Continuing the legacy of Margaret Cho’s 1994 ALL AMERICAN GIRL, FRESH OFF THE BOAT heralds a new era of Asian Americans in mainstream media. Join us as we celebrate the start of the second season with an advance screening of the season two premiere with special guest Executive Producer Melvin Mar.
SAT SEPT 19 | 8:30PM | CAMERA 3
Keep your morals in check, because they may come back to haunt you in this Vietnamese box office hit. Director and CAAM veteran Ham Tran (HOW TO FIGHT IN SIX INCH HEELS) depicts a family terrorized by their dead daughter, who comes back to life possessed by a vengeful spirit.
IN FOOTBALL WE TRUST
SAT SEPT 19 | 12:30PM | CAMERA 3
Pursuing the high stakes of college recruiting and the promise of professional sports, four young Polynesian football players in Salt Lake City, Utah struggle to achieve this American dream as they deal with gang violence, familial pressures and poverty.
SUN SEPT 20 | 11:30AM | JAMSJ
Free with admission – RSVP at PublicPrograms@JAMsj.org
CAAM co-produced PBS series LUCKY CHOW follows LUCKYRICE founder Danielle Chang as she travels across America, exploring the Asian food landscape. Episodes include: “Ramen Mania,” all about the ramen craze that has swept the country, and “Bay Area’s Pacific Rim Cuisine” highlighting local culinary purveyors.
OPENING NIGHT PARTY
FRI SEPT 18 | 9:00PM | SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF ART
In honor of FRESH OFF THE BOAT, we’re bringing back the ‘90s at the San Jose Museum of Art. Rub elbows with FRESH OFF THE BOAT Executive Producer Melvin Mar, explore the museum’s latest exhibit, Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns and dance to hip-hop throwbacks provided by Richie Menchavez of TRAKTIVIST.com. Libations and small bites courtesy of Ginger Café, Chola Desserts and other local favorites.
SUN SEPT 20 | 7:00PM | CAMERA 3
CAAM closes the festival with Indian indie favorite, QUEEN. Rani is all set for her wedding and honeymoon, until her egotistical fiancé calls it off at the last minute. Her dream of marrying is shattered, but she decides to go on her honeymoon alone and embarks on a quirky adventure of self-discovery.
SUN SEPT 20 | 4:30PM | CAMERA 3
Jamie (Aaron Yoo) is a meek law student who hopes to reinvent himself in New York City with the help of his playboy cousin Will (Leonardo Nam). But as long-dormant tensions surface, Jamie’s transformation takes on both dizzying and destructive proportions. A surreal, ambitious thriller in the vein of MEMENTO.
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