Center For Asian American Media Movie Fest
Center for Asian American Media in Partnership with India Community Center Presents:
CAAMFest San Jose
GO GRANDRIDERS: GO GRANDRIDERS is CAAMFest San Jose's Centerpiece presentation. On the evening of Saturday, August 17th at 6:30 PM at the Camera 3 Cinema, ten Grandriders, members of a Taiwanese motorcycle club with an average age of 82, will present GO GRANDRIDERS. Director Hua Tien-hau and Producer Ben Tsiang will join the Grandriders for what promises to be an unforgettable night that will launch the Grandriders’ motorcycle tour of the California Coast.
LET'S BE OUT, THE SUN IS SHINING is about an Indian-American girl named DIYA with romantic notions of love who falls in love with a hip Brooklyn bartender PADDY to whom everyone is disposable and no relationship is meant to last. Diya becomes immersed in his world of struggling actors/musicians/artists who live potentially displaced in Bushwick, a Latino immigrant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. This film is scheduled to screen on Sunday, August 18th at 5 pm at Camera 3 Cinema in downtown San Jose.
"Future's Calling" Shorts Program is a journey to the future and back featuring a diverse mix of Bay Area shorts, as they visualize what lies ahead for their local communities and reflect upon how they are shaping the world for the next generation. This program will be presented on Saturday, August 17th at 2:15 pm at Camera 3 Cinema in downtown San Jose. Tickets for this screening are available online at www.CAAMedia.org/CAAMFestSJ. We expect that many of the filmmakers whose work is included in this program will be in attendance at the screening. The short films in the program include:
- TULE LAKE: In Michelle Ikemoto's animated short film TULE LAKE, a mother's undying love is tested during the cold of night in this stunning film about perseverance that takes place in the winter of 1943 during the Japanese-American internment of World War II.
- GRAVE GOODS: During her lifetime, Leslie Tai’s grandmother amassed a mammoth collection of fashion, accessories, decorative objects and homewares. When she died, she took some of her things with her into the afterlife, but what happens to the things she left behind? Leslie Tai imagines the luscious visual world in which these objects existed in her grandmother’s mind—precious, larger-than-life, quirky, glamorous and beautiful—as she searches for her grandmother’s mark on her life.
- LADY RAZORBACKS: Director Laura Green's short film LADY RAZORBACKS follows the unexpected comrarderie and community that develops when a group of six diverse Pacific Islander women decide to form a rugby team in East Palo Alto.