CAAMFest is the nation's largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films in San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland. Since 1982, the festival has been an important launching point for Asian American independent filmmakers as well as a vital source for new Asian cinema.
Please visit http://caamedia.org for times and tickets.
DIRECTIONS IN SOUND
Featuring emerging and cutting-edge musicians, Directions in Sound exposes Bay Area audiences to innovative artists from the underground music scene. Directions in Sound continues this year to include music-centric films paired with special live performances from Korea and the Bay Area.
March 11, 2016 9pm at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts
Directions in Sound: Korean Showcase
Our Korean showcase is back by popular demand, featuring international groups dripping with rhythmic and vocal talents for your listening pleasure! Raise your arms, close your eyes and feast on the electro-synth, grunge-filled atmosphere pulsing through this unforgettable experience!
March 12, 2016 9pm at Slate Bar
Festival Social Club x Kollaboration SF
Rub elbows with filmmakers, artists and fellow attendees at the official CAAMFest after-party! It’s the place to see and be seen.
March 11, 2016 9:40pm at Alamo Drafthouse
March 19, 2016 5pm at New People Cinema
JONATHAN YI / DIRECTIONS IN SOUND / USA / 2015 / DOCUMENTARY / 82 MINS
Making its West Coast premiere, MAD TIGER chronicles the relationship between two bandmates, Peelander-Yellow and Peelander-Red, of the Japanese performance-art band Peelander-Z. When Red quits, their friendship is tested and both are catapulted into finding greater meaning in their lives through their art and relationship with each other.
March 16, 2016 8:40 pm at Alamo Drafthouse
No Land’s Song
AYAT NAJAFI / DIRECTIONS IN SOUND / FRANCE, GERMANY, IRAN / 2014 / DOCUMENTARY / 93 MINS
Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, women have been forbidden to sing as soloists. Composer Sara Najafi, determined to organize a concert for solo female singers, collaborates with three French singers in Tehran, opening the door to musical freedom for Iranian women, and building a cultural pathway to the West.