TaiwaneseAmerican.org Co-presents FOTB and Baby Steps at CAAMFest San Jose


TaiwaneseAmerican.org is pleased to support CAAMfest San Jose, the Bay Area’s Asian American Film Festival for the South Bay, organized by the Center for Asian American Media. The festival has a history of presenting amazing works in film, TV, and digital media.

TaiwaneseAmerican.org is pleased to co-present two programs:

Opening Night: FRESH OFF THE BOAT on Friday, September 18, 2015 @ 7:00pm
Feature Film: BABY STEPS on Saturday, Sept 19, 2015 @ 2:30pm

Screening location: Camera 3 Cinemas, 288 S. Second St, San Jose, CA 95113

Discount tickets: Click on the film links and use promo code CAAMSJGUEST when purchasing tickets online. This will provide member priced tickets to anyone who uses the promo code!

caamfest_fotbFRESH OFF THE BOAT

Based on chef Eddie Huang’s best-selling memoir of the same name, “Fresh Off the Boat” takes a humorous look at the lives of immigrants in America. In the 1990s, Eddie, a hip-hop-loving 11-year-old, relocates with his parents and two brothers to suburban Orlando from the Chinatown section of Washington, D.C. As Eddie’s dad, Louis, pursues the American dream by opening a western-themed restaurant named Cattleman’s Ranch Steakhouse, Eddie and the rest of the family try to acclimate to their new, strange surroundings.

This ABC’s prime time TV show heralds a new era of Asian Americans in mainstream media. Join us as we celebrate the start of the second season with an advance screening of the season two premiere with special guest Executive Producer Melvin Mar.

Revisit our video interview with Hudson Yang, who plays young Eddie Huang.

caamfest_babystepsBABY STEPS

In his directorial debut, Taiwanese American actor Barney Cheng plays Danny, who wants to have a baby with his American partner, Tate. Calling their situation “complicated” only touches the surface as they search for a surrogate mother, while Danny faces his own traditional mother, Mrs. Lee. Although fearful in admitting Danny’s identity to herself and her friends, she can’t wait to have a grandchild of her own either, and meddles in the search for a surrogate they can trust. Between dramatic and comedic moments filled with the air of secrets, shame, hope and joy, the story is not far beyond Cheng’s personal life and many others trying to build a non-traditional and international family.

A humorous and heart-felt film produced by Oscar-winning Li-Kong Hsu (CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON), BABY STEPS is a roller-coaster journey of reconciling cultural values and familial responsibilities. With a star performance by Ah-Leh Gua as Mrs. Lee and picturesque trips between Mumbai, Los Angeles and Taipei, this cross-cultural and generational narrative travels across trials of love and acceptance.

Baby Steps film website: http://www.babystepsmovie.com/

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