Center For Asian American Media Fest

Friday, May 21, 2021 at 1:00pm

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.

The publication of Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings has led to young Asian American critics, writers, and mediamakers discovering the “radical vision of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictée,” as a subheading in an Atlantic feature proclaims. Cha’s novel was one of many Asian American artistic projects and practices from the 80s that pushed against form and incorporated the language of alienation, paralleling the increased political value of representational framing since the start of the pandemic. We gather together critics and artists like Daryl Chin to critically reflect on the mechanics of how work comes up. What other forms of Asian American experimentation should we be helping each other retrieve from our collective histories?

7:00pm: SEE YOU THEN + F1-100 - 90 mins

Directed by Mari Walker

Cast: Lynn Chen, Pooya Mohseni

It’s been a decade since Naomi and Kris have seen or heard from each other. A quick dinner date suddenly becomes an emotional evening where they exploring their complex history and how both of them have grown.

Filmmaker Mari Walker masterfully directs this grounded and touching story of two individuals, who have felt pain in the past. Actors Pooya Mohseni and CAAMFest favorite, Lynn Chen showcase their talent with two outstanding and brave performances. This memorable film, an official Sundance 2021 selection, is a must watch.

Location: CAAMFest Site

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