Center For Asian American Media Fest

Friday, May 14, 2021 at 2:00pm

Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94123

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The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. For more than 40 years, CAAM has introduced audiences to new voices and communities, advancing our collective understanding of the American experience through programs specifically designed to engage the Asian American community and larger public.

We’re thrilled to present our 39th edition of our festival, which is a hybrid of Drive In experiences, live virtual screenings and events and 80+ films on CAAMFest on-demand.

2:00pm: WarnerMedia Access: Creating Inclusive Pathways Into the Industry - 55 mins at CAAMFest Site
Join WarnerMedia for an insightful conversation on breaking into the TV industry through pipeline programs and fellowships.  WarnerMedia’s Karen Horne, SVP Equity and Inclusion, and Director Zao Wang (HBO Access ’21) will discuss diversity initiatives and WarnerMedia’s efforts to amplify underrepresented voices.  Moderated by Grace Moss, VP Equity and Inclusion, WarnerMedia, this promises to be an informative and candid chat on creating pathways for emerging content creators and navigating the TV landscape.

6:30pm: THE FABULOUS FILIPINO BROTHERS - 99 mins at Fort Mason Center

Directed by Dante Basco

Filmmaker Spotlight Honoree Dante Basco is making his directorial debut with THE FABULOUS FILIPINO BROTHERS, and he’s not at it alone. With his family in real-life playing his family onscreen, the definition of “family affair” is taken to the next level with the beautiful chaos that plays out throughout the film.

In the lead-up to a family wedding, four brothers experience shenanigans of a wide range, as captured in a series of vignettes. From cockfights to adultery and finding new (and old) love in unexpected places, the extent in which these different situations each of the brothers finds themselves in will ultimately challenge their beliefs on love, family, and culture.

THE FABULOUS FILIPINO BROTHERS is the first screening at 6:30 PM as part of Drive In Day 2: Celebration of Filipino American Stories.  It is followed by LUMPIA WITH A VENGEANCE at 9:15 PM. Purchase a “Drive-In Ticket (Single Car)” ticket to enjoy an individual screening, or select a “Day 2 Double Feature Ticket (Single Car)” ticket if you would like to stay for both screenings!

9:15pm: LUMPIA WITH A VENGEANCE - 109 mins at Fort Mason Center

Directed by Patricio Ginelsa

Welcome (back) to Fogtown, where over 60 percent of the population is Filipino. Nearly 20 years after the release of Patricio Ginelsa’s homemade cult classic about a mysterious, lumpia-wielding avenger, Kuya is back. Trouble of a new kind is in the works as a crime syndicate, led by the evil Jemini, plots to sell drugs disguised as food – specifically lumpia.

Kuya must take down this operation, and this time, he’s not working alone. Alongside him is George – or G-Dog back in the day – and an overly curious high schooler named Rachel, who appears to exhibit crime-fighting potential. But will their combined efforts be enough to save Fogtown, as well as Rachel’s parents’ upcoming wedding?

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