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  1. Camels

    Jee-Youn Park / South Korea / 2011 / 11 min / USA Premiere

    Surreal and imaginative animation highlight this tale of a woman struggling to cope with her feelings for an ex-lover who has left her, yet does not seem willing to let her go.
    See This Is Not Love for screenings.
  2. Catch

    Rithy Panh / France / 2011 / 93 min / USA Premiere

    The award-winning director of the classic documentary S21: Khmer Rouge Killing Machine returns to fiction filmmaking with this devastating adaptation of a Kenzaburo Oe story. Reset in Cambodia during the Vietnam War, it involves a captured American soldier, his child guards, and the mounting presence of the Khmer Rouge.

    March 13, 2012 6:30 pm
    SF Film Society Cinema at New People
    Tickets not currently on sale

    March 14, 2012 7:00 pm
    Pacific Film Archive Theater
    Tickets not currently on sale

  3. Comfort Window

    Wayne Yung / Germany / 7 min

    Director Wayne Yung (My German Boyfriend) presents an intense interview with a Frenchman who professes an overwhelming desire for Asian men. Unsettling, provocative, and sexually explicit, this film provides a fascinating new perspective of Asian attraction.
    See This Is Not Love for screenings.
  4. Delhi in a Day

    Prashant Nair / India / 2011 / 88 min

    The nouveau-riche Ghambir family resides in a palatial mansion in South Delhi. When the idealistic son of an important British business associate arrives, he finds his presence has upset the natural order of things. A comedic portrayal of class differences in a contemporary Delhi family home.

    March 13, 2012 9:00 pm
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    Tickets not currently on sale

    March 15, 2012 6:45 pm
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    Tickets not currently on sale

  5. Derek & Lucas

    Raymond Yeung / USA / 2011 / 7 min / World Premiere

    An ordinary day for two teens suddenly changes through a very unordinary event. Derek & Lucas shows a slice of life without wasting a frame in this sharp and masterfully minimalist short.
    See Where We Live for screenings.
  6. Directions In Sound

    300 min

    From electronic pop to new school hip-hop, Directions In Sound 2012, A CAAM presentation of the 30th SF International Asian American Film Festival, in conjunction with SoundTracking, delivers a genre-bending showcase featuring emerging artists and established vets. Join us on a trip through the future-forward music scene that’s blowing up the Asian American underground. Don’t blink...You might miss the next big thing! A CAAM presentation of the 30th SFIAAFF in conjunction with SoundTracking.

    March 9, 2012 9:00 pm
    Mighty
    Tickets not currently on sale

  7. Dol, First Birthday

    Andrew Ahn / USA / 2011 / 12 min / World Premiere

    A Korean American gay man partakes in an important family ritual. From the director of the award-winning short Andy (SDAFF ’11 Best Narrative Short), First Birthday subtly reveals an undercurrent of emotion with its beautifully textured tones.
    See Where We Live for screenings.
  8. Down Under

    Ray Arthur Wang / Taiwan / 2011 / 8 min / World Premiere

    The award-winning director of CARMA offers yet another grisly, tantalizing thriller on par with the likes of Eli Roth. Leah Bateman stars as an unassuming torture victim facing off against a mysterious assailant.
    See XXX Shorts for screenings.
  9. Fable of the Fish

    Adolfo Borinaga Alix, Jr. / Philippines / 2011 / 85 min / USA Premiere

    Somewhere in the slums of Manila, amongst a driving rainstorm and some inquisitive neighbors, a middle-aged couple gives birth...to a fish, in this delightful “realist fable” from the director of Adela.

    March 9, 2012 7:00 pm
    Pacific Film Archive Theater
    Tickets not currently on sale

    March 14, 2012 9:00 pm
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    Tickets not currently on sale

  10. Festival Forum

    300 min

    For the past five years, Festival Forum has been SFIAAFF’s largest event, bringing a unique showcase of artists, performers, and media-makers to the outdoor stage in the Japantown Peace Plaza! This year’s event commemorates the one year anniversary of the Japanese tsunami.

    March 10, 2012 12:00 pm
    Japantown Peace Plaza
    Free

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