Category Archive: CAAMFest

4 Must-See Narrative Features at CAAMFest 2015

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CAAMFest opens today with a showing of Seoul Searching, a coming-of-age comedy that premiered to positive reviews at this year’s Sundance in January. Much to my disappointment, I won’t be able to attend… Continue reading

Review: She Lights Up Well (Wu, 2014) – CAAMFest 2015

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Her first feature-length movie, She Lights Up Well is written and directed by NYU Graduate Film Program student Joyce Wu. Wu also stars in this semi-autobiographical film about a late-20s Chinese American actress… Continue reading

Looking Ahead: 2015 CAAMFest

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It’s that time of year again: CAAMFest 2015 is less than two weeks away! A reincarnation of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, CAAMFest, put on by the Center for Asian American… Continue reading

Review: 27°C Loaf Rocks (Lin, 2013) – CAAMFest San Jose 2014

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Whoever translated the title for this movie seems to have only a passing acquaintance with the English language and/or Western culture. The “27°C” refers to the perfect temperature for yeast fermentation when baking bread.… Continue reading

Review: Cambodian Son (Sugano, 2014) – CAAMFest San Jose 2014

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Cambodian Son tells the story of Khmer Exiled American (KEA) poet Kosal Khiev, who was born in a refugee camp, moved to the U.S. at the age of one, was arrested at age… Continue reading

Review: American Dreams in China (Chan, 2013) – CAAMFest San Jose 2014

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Let me not keep you in suspense and say off-the-bat that I liked this movie tremendously. It was light-hearted but also heart-felt, sweet, earnest–maybe too earnest at times, but, I’d like to think,… Continue reading

Review: Stories from Tohoku (Fukami & Olson, 2013) – CAAMFest San Jose 2014

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I was in grad school when the Japanese earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear disaster struck eastern Japan. It was then that a close friend and schoolmate of mine (Japanese American from Hawaii) first… Continue reading

Review: Brahmin Bulls (Pailoor, 2013) – CAAMFest San Jose 2014

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Brahmin Bulls is the first feature-length film for writer-director Mahesh Pailoor, graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. The film boasts a cast that includes Sendhil Ramamurthy, who first teamed up with Pailoor in… Continue reading

Review: Funny Money (Do, 2013) – CAAMFest San Jose 2014

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As I mentioned before, I have the privilege of covering CAAMFest San Jose this year. The first movie I watched was the Vietnamese film Funny Money (Tiên Chùa), a romantic comedy about a… Continue reading

Looking Ahead: 2014 CAAMFest, San Jose

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If you follow me on Twitter, then you may already know that CAAMFest, which takes place in San Francisco every March, is holding its shortened summer festival in San Jose the weekend after… Continue reading