Bay Area! CAAMFest 2015 kicks off next week with an awesome lineup of film screenings and showcase events. It's one of my favorite events of the year, and I'll be headed to the festival to check out some of the programming, see old friends, and just be part of the CAAM community. So... who else wants to go?
I'm giving away three pairs of passes to CAAMFest's Opening Night Gala presentation of Benson Lee's coming-of-age comedy Seoul Searching, happening Thursday, March 12, 6:30pm at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. Then head over to the Asian Art Museum for the afterparty. Scroll down for details...
Here's some more information about the movie:
Directed by Benson Lee
Gala Presentations / South Korea, USA / 2015 / Comedy, Culture, Family, Narrative / 105 mins / English, Korean with English subtitles
Based on Korean American filmmaker Benson Lee’s own experience as a teenager, SEOUL SEARCHING is a stunning new feature chronicling the shenanigans and personal journeys of a group of Korean teens — from around the globe — who are enrolled in a government-sponsored summer program. Set in the 1980s, this John Hughes-inspired dramedy delivers a pitch-perfect tale of teenage angst, modernized with a stellar Asian and Asian American cast.
It’s nostalgia at its best with a dazzling all-star ’80s soundtrack and painfully accurate costumes. Beyond the puffy pink prom dresses and oversized blazers, what shines is the journeys these characters go through: from an adopted daughter reconnecting with her biological mother to a professor haunted by past mistakes, Lee masterfully captures the many collective stories of the Asian diaspora. Director Benson Lee is no stranger to CAAMFest, his previous film, PLANET B-BOY, won two awards at CAAMFest 2008: Best Documentary and Audience Award. With many cast and crew in attendance, the Castro Theatre will be buzzing with this attitude-infused crowd pleasure. Like totally.
Expected Guests in Attendance: Benson Lee (Director), Justin Chon (Cast), Esteban Ahn (Cast), Teo Yoo (Cast), Jessika Van (Cast), In-Pyo Cha (Cast), Heejun Han (Cast)
March 12, 2015 6:30 pm
Opening Night Gala
Asian Art Museum
March 12, 2015 9:30 pm
Here's how to enter for your chance to win tickets:
Step 1: Follow @angryasianman on Twitter.
Step 2: Tweet this message:
I want to win #CAAMFest Opening Night tickets from @angryasianman! http://bit.ly/aam-caamfest2015
Step 3: I'll throw all the entries into a hat and pick random winners, who will each receive a pair (2) of tickets to the CAAMFest Opening Night Gala.
Please, only one entry per person/Twitter account. Cheaters will be publicly shamed. The giveaway ends on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 11:59PM PST. Winners will receive a Direct Message with further information. You must provide your own transportation to the festival. And please, don't be a flake -- enter the giveaway only if you really plan on attending.
Good luck. For further information about CAAMFest, including the full schedule, details and tickets for all the screenings and events, visit the festival website and follow updates on the CAAMFest Facebook page.