CAAMFest 2015: Leonine Films Picks

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Herewith, our film picks for Center for Asian-American Media’s popular and entertaining film, food, and music festival, which returns to the Bay Area on March 12, 2015. Tickets on sale now at

0.5 MM, dir. Ando Momoko: Clocking in at a solid 198 mins., this very strange but compelling film about the battle of the sexes and of the generations defies expectations.

Nuoc 2030, dir.Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo: A film festival circuit darling, this love story set in a dystopian future will win romantics and environmentalists alike.

Outtakes, Queer Asian Cinema: CAAMFest is notable for its yearly inclusion of queer cinema, and this year’s offerings are fabulous. Don’t miss this free CCA event with queer filmmakers and a screening of a classic love story, Nina’s Heavenly Delights.

Shorts Programs: Our picks this year are Playtime and Short Shorts, but really, you can’t go wrong with any of the wildly-curated shorts programs.

In Her Place, dir. Albert Shin: Heartbreaking! Melancholy! Beautiful!

La Salada, dir. Juan Martin Hsu: We are suckers for unexpected, multi-ethnic narratives, and La Salada is a great example of the global gone loco.

Kumu Hina, dir. Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson. Local culture and personal dignity find common ground in hulu dance. Prepare to be inspired and to dance inside.

Tales, dir. Rakshan Banietemad. Iranian filmmakers have a way with film and storytelling. What more is there to say?