All-Access Festival Pass

Price $75.00
11 Tickets Available

Event Date Oct 26, 2019 12:00 AM | Show Details Hide Details

See all the films, including private viewing with this all-access pass for both Sat and Sun, plus attend Sat evening reception.

Saturday Pass

Price $50.00
10 Tickets Available

Event Date Oct 26, 2019 12:00 PM | Show Details Hide Details

See all films screened on Saturday, plus attend evening reception, with this all-access pass.

Sunday Pass

Price $30.00
9 Tickets Available

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See all the films screened on Sunday, including private viewing, with this all-access pass.

Reduced All-Access Festival Pass

Price $60.00
6 Tickets Available

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Same as All-Access Festival Pass for Seniors, Students & CACAGNY members

Reduced Saturday Pass

Price $40.00
12 Tickets Available

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Same as Saturday Pass, for Seniors, Students & CACAGNY members

Reduced Sunday Pass

Price $25.00
5 Tickets Available

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Same as Sunday Pass, for Seniors, Students & CACAGNY members

Late Life: The Chien-ming Wang Story

Price $15.00
26 Tickets Available

Event Date Oct 26, 2019 12:00 PM | Show Details Hide Details

The first and only Taiwanese player for the New York Yankees, Chien-Ming Wang held many titles: American League Wins Leader, World Series Champion, Olympian, Time 100 Most Influential, and The Pride of Taiwan. He had it all - until a 2008 injury forever altered the course of his career. Frank W. Chen's award winning LATE LIFE: The Chien-Ming Wang Story - named after the late sinking action on his signature pitch - follows the rise and fall of the international icon as he fights his way back into the Major Leagues through endless rehab programs and lengthy stints away from home, carrying the weight of the world on his battered shoulder. A poignant and intimate account of Wang's steadfast quest, LATE LIFE tells the story of a man who is unwilling to give up and unable to let go.

Tyrus

Price $15.00
25 Tickets Available

Event Date Oct 26, 2019 2:00 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Pamela Tom's award-winning Tyrus examines the life and work of pioneering Chinese American artist Tyrus Wong (1910-2016), beginning with his arrival to the immigration detention center at Angel Island in 1919, nine year old Tyrus would overcome a life of poverty, racism, and discrimination to become a renowned painter and Hollywood sketch artist. The film shows how the quiet beauty of Tyrus's eastern influenced paintings caught the eye of Walt Disney and became the inspiration for the classic animated feature Bambi, how Tyrus brought his artistry to Warner Brothers where his striking storyboards and set illustrations helped set the tone and drama for films such as The Sands of Iwo Jima, Rebel Without a Cause, Harper and The Wild Bunch. Tyrus was the oldest living Chinese American artist when he died at the age of 106.

Maineland + short: Mandarin Mandate

Price $15.00
22 Tickets Available

Event Date Oct 26, 2019 3:45 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Filmed over three years in China and the U.S., Miao Wang's award winning MAINELAND is a multi-layered tale that follows two affluent and cosmopolitan teenagers as they settle into a boarding school in blue-collar rural Maine. Part of the enormous wave of "parachute students" from China enrolling in U.S. private schools, bubbly, fun-loving Stella and introspective Harry come seeking a Western-style education, escape from the dreaded Chinese college entrance exam, and the promise of a Hollywood-style U.S. high school experience. As Stella and Harry’s fuzzy visions of the American dream slowly gain more clarity, they ruminate on their experiences of alienation, culture clash, and personal identity, sharing new understandings and poignant discourses on home and country.
Lan Trinh's Mandarin Mandate explores the controversial Confucius Institutes in America funded by the Chinese government, the demand for learning Mandarin Chinese, questions of academic freedom, and China’s influence.

Vincent Who?+Our Chinatowns+short: Justice for Vincent

Price $15.00
26 Tickets Available

Event Date Oct 26, 2019 5:45 PM | Show Details Hide Details

2 films by Curtis Chin: Our Chinatowns & Vincent Who?
Curtis Chin's award winning Vincent Who? explores the 1982 murder of Vincent Chin and asks how far Asian Americans have come since then and how far we have yet to go.

Our Chinatowns have been home to vibrant communities of Asian immigrants since the mid-19th Century. However, many of these historic neighborhoods are now threatened. This early cut by award winning Curtis Chin will visit several Chinatowns in America and ask if these ethnic enclaves still have a place.

Andy Palmer and Lawrence Chau's award winning short Justice For Vincent re-tells the brutal beating of Vincent Chin by two disgruntled auto workers who mistook Chin for being Japanese during the so-called 'Japanese Auto Invasion' in Detroit 1982. The tragedy of Chin's murder and the travesty of the justice system cut deep into the traditionally quiet Chinese community, sparking what is regarded as the first Pan-Asian civil rights movement in America.

Double Bill 1 of 2 Rick Quan films

Price $15.00
25 Tickets Available

Event Date Oct 26, 2019 7:20 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Rick Quan is a two time Emmy award winner with more than 30 years of on air experience in the San Francisco television market. He is the first Chinese American television sportscaster in the country and the first Asian American male to be a full time anchor in San Francisco.
Race: The Al Young Story -- First Asian American world champion drag racer Al Young has broken many stereotypes. But before he became a success on the racetrack, Al had to overcome a learning disability, plus used his disability to help become a champion.
No Ordinary Joe: The Allen Joe Story --Allen Joe was mentor and friend to martial arts legend Bruce Lee, and the first Chinese American bodybuilding champion. Allen learned from and worked out with fitness legends like Jack LaLanne, four time Mr. Universe Tommy Kono and Steve Reeves. After being bullied at school, Allen turned his life around through diet and exercise, and married the love of his life, Annie, his wife of more than 72 years.

Double Bill 2 of 2 Rick Quan films + short

Price $15.00
27 Tickets Available

Event Date Oct 27, 2019 3:00 PM | Show Details Hide Details

Award winner Rick Quan's Dancing through Life: The Dorothy Toy Story -- Dance legend "Asian Ginger Rogers,"Dorothy Toy Fong (1917-2019) began with humble vaudeville performances to rise to fame as a partner with Paul Wing in the 30s to 50s, and later performed not only in the U.S., but globally.
Rick Quan's Mayor Ed Lee presents the son of working-class immigrants who grew up in Seattle’s public housing, became a San Francisco Chinatown lawyer, champion of civil rights and equal opportunity, and the first Chinese American mayor of a major U.S. city. The documentary celebrates Ed Lee's groundbreaking life of service.
Baldwin Chiu's award winning Finding Cleveland uncovers the seldom told history of the early Chinese immigrants in the Mississippi Delta during the time of segregation and Chinese Exclusion Act with an emotional journey seen through the eyes of Charles Chiu and his family as they take a trip to Cleveland, Mississippi to visit the gravesite of Charles’ father, KC Lou.

(Private Screening)The Kim Loo Sisters

Price $15.00
23 Tickets Available

Event Date Oct 27, 2019 5:00 PM | Show Details Hide Details

(Private screening by invitation of Leslie Li's post-production cut) The music industry christened them the “Chinese Andrews Sisters.” Tap dancer Ann Miller dubbed them the “Kimmies.” Broadway impresario George White billed them as “two sets of twins — two tall and two short.” Print media described them as “scandalizing,” “those Chinese glamour girls” and, paradoxically, “sort o’ homespun.” One newspaper accused them of wrecking Rudyard Kipling’s theory that “East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet. They are Alice, Maggie, Jenée and Bubbles — the four swing-singing Kim Loo Sisters.And this is their story — in their own words, songs, photos and movies — just to set the record straight.

First Person Singular: I.M. Pei

Price $15.00
24 Tickets Available

Event Date Oct 27, 2019 7:00 PM | Show Details Hide Details

MAFF2019 commemorates I.M. Pei (1917-2019)

I.M. Pei, the most renowned Chinese American architect, leads viewers through the Louvre, the National Gallery of Art, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Bank of China, the Meyerson Symphony Center, the Miho Museum, and other examples of his extraordinary life's work. He discusses his work in China, his years at MIT and Harvard, and how he worked with such demanding clients as Jacqueline Kennedy, William Zeckendorf, Francois Mitterrand and Paul Mellon. He reveals his innermost philosophy and principles as he has never done before in this work by prolific Peter Rosen, whose awards include the prestigious Directors Guild of America Award.
Filmed on location in Japan, Hong Kong, Paris, Cleveland, New York, Washington, and Dallas. Narrated by the architect himself.