Announcing CAAMFest 2016 Centerpiece Films: “A Tale of Three Cities” and “Daze of Justice”

Last week, the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) began pre-sales for the CAAMFest 2016 TYRUS OPENING NIGHT + GALA, CAAMFeast and the All-Access Pass. CAAM is now expanding pre-sales to the Centerpiece Films. The full program will be announced at the press conference on February 11, 2016.

CAAM will feature two Centerpiece Films this year. The Centerpiece Narrative is A TALE OF THREE CITIES, directed by Mabel Cheung, one of Hong Kong’s most prominent female directors. Cheung’s film, based on the real-life story of Jackie Chan’s parents, is an epic period drama set during World War II and the Cultural Revolution, starring Lau Ching-wan (MAD DETECTIVE) and Tang Wei (LUST, CAUTION).

The Centerpiece Documentary is the world premiere of Bay Area filmmaker Michael Siv’s DAZE OF JUSTICE. The CAAM-funded film follows Khmer rouge survivors from the US to Cambodia. Seeking justice in court for genocide and decades of trauma, their journey sheds light on a painful history and surprises with unexpected redemption.

Pre-sales continue for CAAMFest’s Opening Night film TYRUS and the Opening Night Gala at the Asian Art Museum, the All-Access festival pass and the Annual CAAMFeast Awards: Stories, Food & You. Don’t miss out on the phenomenal opportunities that await this year with CAAMFeast and CAAMFest!

A TALE OF THREE CITIES – CENTERPIECE NARRATIVE

Still from "A Tale of Three Cities."

Still from A Tale of Three Cities.

SUN MAR 13 | 6:20PM | ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE

From CAAMFest spotlight filmmaker Mabel Cheung, A TALE OF THREE CITIES transports you to Hong Kong during the turbulent times of war in the 1930s and 1940s, focusing on an epic story of romance and tragedy of the real-life parents of Jackie Chan.

Pre‐sale Tickets (prices valid Jan. 28 – Feb. 10):
General Public: $18
CAAM Members: $15

(Price after Feb 10: General Public: $20, CAAM Members: $17)

Sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office

 

DAZE OF JUSTICE – CENTERPIECE DOCUMENTARY

Women at the temple, from "Daze of Justice," directed by Michael Siv.

Women at the temple, from Daze of Justice, directed by Michael Siv.

SAT MAR 12 | 3:00PM | ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE

Making its world premiere at CAAMFest 2016, Bay Area filmmaker Michael Siv’s DAZE OF JUSTICE follows Khmer rouge survivors from the US to Cambodia. seeking justice in court for genocide and decades of trauma, their journey sheds light on a painful history and surprises with unexpected redemption.

Pre‐sale Tickets (prices valid Jan. 28 – Feb. 10):
General Public: $18
CAAM Members: $15

(Price after Feb 10: General Public: $20, CAAM Members: $17)

 

TYRUS OPENING NIGHT + GALA

Photo by Irene Poon Andersen.

Photo by Irene Poon Andersen.

THU MAR 10 | 7:00PM | CASTRO

Join us on opening night for the Bay Area premiere of the emotionally inspiring film taking festivals by storm. With a century of stories and achievements captured in over a decade of filmmaking, Pamela Tom’s award-winning TYRUS paints a beautifully intimate portrait of 105-year old artist Tyrus Wong.

Tom’s film unveils the multi-layered journey of a pioneering icon whose art has touched millions, most famously through Disney’s BAMBI. Wong’s epic story explores his arrival at Angel Island as a child, his battle for identity in the workplace and community and the evolution of his art and voice.

TYRUS captures the ups and downs that shaped Wong into the talented, courageous, funny and wise individual that he is today. Witness the rare opportunity to see TYRUS and Tyrus Wong in a magical evening at CAAMFest.

Pre‐sale Tickets (prices valid Jan. 28 – Feb. 10):

Screening + Gala

General Public: $60
CAAM Members: $50

(Price after Feb 10 for Screening + Gala: General Public: $65, CAAM Members: $55)

 

CAAMFEST 2016 ALL-ACCESS PASS

CAAMFest 2015 Opening Night. Photo by Leanne Koh.

CAAMFest 2015 Opening Night. Photo by Leanne Koh.

Be a CAAMFest VIP guest with the All-Access Pass! This pass gets you single admission for all film screenings, galas and parties. With an All-Access Pass, you will receive priority seating and a guaranteed seat (pass holders must be at the screening 15 minutes before start time). There are only a limited amount of All-Access Passes, so get them early! An All-Access Pass includes Opening Night Film + Gala, Centerpiece Films, all general films screenings, and Directions in Sound, CAAMFest’s music showcase.

(*Does not include admission to CAAMFeast)

Pre‐sale for General Public: $475 (price valid Jan. 28 – Feb. 10)

CAAM Members: $425
(Price after Feb 10: General Public: $500, CAAM Members: $450)

CAAMFEAST AWARDS: STORIES, FOOD AND YOU

CAAMFeast_LockupWebsite

SAT MAR 5 | 6:00PM | ONE KEARNY CLUB

CAAMFeast Awards: Stories, Food & You is an annual cocktail gathering and culinary awards ceremony benefiting the Center for Asian American Media. Launched in 2013, CAAMFeast pays tribute to the stories behind today’s Asian American culinary luminaries and highlights their undeniable contributions to our ever-expanding culinary landscape. This one-of-a-kind evening features delectable tastings from award-winning restaurants and a moving, multi-media tribute to the year’s honorees. Attendees rub elbows with icons and game changers of the food world and participate in an exciting live auction, featuring exclusive tours, travel packages and coveted dining experiences at the Bay Area’s hottest restaurants.

This year, CAAM is pleased to honor the legendary Cecilia Chiang (The Mandarin), celebrated entrepreneur George Chen (China Live, Eight Tables by George Chen) and innovative, locavore chef Brandon Jew (Mister Jiu’s). Each honoree represent a distinct style and generation of Chinese cuisine, with approaches as diverse and complex as the culture itself. Our 2016 honorees find inspiration in the unsung narratives of Chinese cuisine, and their contributions transcend the porous border between nations, personal memory and popular culture. In concert with a new generation of Asian American food celebrities, fusion cookbooks, and a turn towards traditional Asian ingredients, they are revolutionizing our gastronomic preferences.

Join the Center for Asian American Media as we honor the culinary personalities who are rewriting the conversation around Asian American food.

Pre‐sale tickets: $175 (price valid Jan. 28 – Feb. 10)

To purchase tickets visit our website.

(Price after Feb 10: $200)

SPECIAL OPENING NIGHT AND CAAMFEAST PACKAGE

Includes Opening Night Film and Gala + CAAMFeast Awards:

Pre-sale tickets: $240 ($25 off the regular rate)

Please contact Sierra Lee at slee[at]caamedia.org for the Opening Night and CAAMFeast package.