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  1. Festival Social Club

    240 min

    Want to mingle with mediamakers, artists and fellow attendees?! Join us at the official after-party of SFIAAFF30! In the heart of the Mission at SOM Bar (BEST NEW CLUB 2010, SF Weekly), Festival Social Club will tantalize your senses with mind-blowing beats and jams! Come relax and mingle, but be prepared to dance the night away.

    March 10, 2012 9:00 pm
    Som Bar
    Tickets not currently on sale

  2. First Name Basis

    102 min

    This collection of heartfelt and compelling films explores the complexity of self. Be a firsthand witness to the journeys of these characters—including Pacific Island female rugby players, Kolkata boxers, young b-boys, and Filipino overseas workers—as they let you in on their most kept secrets and intimate lives.

    March 10, 2012 2:10 pm
    SF Film Society Cinema at New People
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    March 15, 2012 6:00 pm
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
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  3. Fortune Cookie Magic Tricks

    Alex Chu / USA / 2011 / 10 min / San Francisco Premiere

    Rising star Derek Lui shines in this campy, outlandish action flick that showcases a fusion of our favorite pop-culture tropes. From zombies to Chinese exorcists, this comedic short offers a slew of characters and playful social commentary that transcends every conceivable social boundary.
    See XXX Shorts for screenings.
  4. Front Line

    Hoon Jang / South Korea / 2011 / 133 min

    As the Korean War sputters toward a cease-fire, an officer from the South Korean army is sent to investigate the suspicious death of a company commander. What he discovers will change his views of his comrades, his enemies and the war itself, in this Korean box-office hit.

    March 11, 2012 9:00 pm
    Castro Theater
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    March 18, 2012 7:45 pm
    Camera 3 Cinemas
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  5. Give Up Tomorrow

    Michael Collins / USA / 2011 / 95 min / San Francisco Premiere

    In the tradition of true-crime documentaries like The Thin Blue Line comes this Asian counterpart, as gripping as the best of crime fiction. A rural family battles police and underworld collusion to clear the name of their beloved son of charges of kidnap, rape, and murder in a notorious case in the Philippines.

    March 10, 2012 5:30 pm
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
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    March 17, 2012 6:00 pm
    Pacific Film Archive Theater
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    March 18, 2012 3:00 pm
    Camera 3 Cinemas
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  6. GREEN PLASTIC SANDALS

    Stephanie Wu and Andres Rosende / USA / 2011 / 11 min / World Premiere

    This winner of the 2010 Syfy Imagine Greater Development Award offers a brilliantly nightmarish take on the politics of interracial marriage. The values, conscience and inner conflict of a young Chinese American bride turns what is supposed to be her perfect day into something entirely different.
    See XXX Shorts for screenings.
  7. Himalayan Youth Voices Project

    120 min

    CAAM’s focus on South Asian cinema continues with a showcase of work from the Himalayan Youth Voices Project, an intensive media training workshop for youth from Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet. This vital project was created by CAAM in collaboration with Sahayeta and TILT, with funding from the Asian Pacific Fund and the Comcast Foundation.

    March 10, 2012 1:15 pm
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
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  8. I Am a Ghost

    H.P. Mendoza / USA / 2011 / 72 min / World Premiere

    H.P. Mendoza, the award winning writer/director of COLMA and FRUIT FLY, returns with a surprising venture into macabre horror. Emily (Anna Ishida) is a beautiful ghost with a mysterious past, and Sylvia (Jeannie Barroga) is the medium hired to help Emily to the other side (and out of the house she’s currently haunting).

    March 9, 2012 9:10 pm
    SF Film Society Cinema at New People
    Rush Only

    March 10, 2012 6:10 pm
    Pacific Film Archive Theater
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    March 13, 2012 4:30 pm
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
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  9. In the Family

    Patrick Wang / USA / 2011 / 169 min / San Francisco Premiere

    In a heartfelt story woven around child custody, “two-Dad” families, parental loss, interracial relationships, and the human side of the law, the nature of what it means to be in a family is explored with ambitious and rewarding nuance. “As ambitious an American epic as The Tree of Life.”—Hammer to Nail. Winner of SFIAAFF30 Comcast Narrative Award

    March 9, 2012 5:15 pm
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
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    March 13, 2012 5:30 pm
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
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    March 17, 2012 8:00 pm
    Pacific Film Archive Theater
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  10. Instant Slapping

    Masahiro Sugano / USA / 2011 / 14 min / USA Premiere

    A sister attempts to reconcile with her brother online, but the two siblings can’t help poking at family wounds. Excellent acting and writing allow this silent family drama to speak volumes.
    See This Is Not Love for screenings.

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