Contemporary Asian Theater Scene

Contemporary Asian Theater Scene

Next up from CATS

June 26, 2019

A Panel Discussion

Please attend "TELLING OUR STORIES THROUGH INDEPENDENT FILM: A Panel Discussion". Hear and meet our outstanding panelists; Diane Fukami, Matthew Abaya, Jon Osaki, Rick Quan, and Moderator, Stephen Chun.  Reserve your seat here: 

May 11-12, 2019


We are proud to announce the following films that we are co-presenting at CAAMFEST 2019

Gold Thread 

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 

Time: 12:10 PM

Where: New People Cinemas

If you love food, you will enjoy this film, Gold Thread, a selection of videos celebrating Chinese food and the people who make it. This line up is aimed at inspiring deeper thought about the food we eat, what we consider foreign, and how our lives are shaped by mom’s cooking. Gold Thread is a team of video makers and journalists based in Hong Kong. They are on a mission to cover China through stories of people, culture, and cuisine.

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The Dragon Painter

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 

Time: 2:30 PM

Where: New People Cinemas

One of the first Asian American films in history, THE DRAGON PAINTER is a dreamy and surreal romance that broke new ground in Hollywood. Starring legendary actor Sessue Hayakawa, the film continues to woo audiences with its stunning visuals and masterful storytelling. Join us for this special screening with a live score by Japanese American singer-songwriter Goh Nakamura.

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The Magpies of Seoul

When: Sunday, May 12, 2019 

Time: 3:30 PM

Where: AMC Kabuki 8

Dan Lee (from the rock band Scrabbel) premieres a dynamic, new live music performance based on the Korean fairytale, Chilseok. The Magpies of Seoul is about two childhood friends who get separated by the Korean War, Lee’s interpretation of the traditional story. The live performance will feature a mix of indie rock and traditional Korean drumming.

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April 27, 2019

ALTERNATIVE FACTS - The Lies of Executive Order 9066

ALTERNATIVE FACTS: The Lies of Executive Order 9066 is a one-hour documentary feature film about the false information and political influences which led to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. The documentary  will examine the parallels to the current climate of fear, attitudes towards immigrant communities, and similar attempts to abuse the powers of the government.

San Jose Premiere
April 27th, 2019 - 1pm
Wesley United Methodist Church
566 N 5th Street, San Jose

Presale: $10 JAMsj members/$13 nonmembers
Day of showing: $15 everyone

Buy tickets at the JAMsj Museum Store
Open Thursday to Sunday - 12pm to 4pm

Please call 408.294.3138 or email for questions.

March 10 - 31, 2019



Sunday March 10, 2019 1:00 - 5:00 PM Exhibit Opening CHCP Speaker Series Presentation: - Book Talk by Tim Myers, Children's Author: "Yao Bai and the Egg Pirates" - Video: "The Canton Army in the High Sierras" - Talk by Phil Sexton , CA State Park Interpreter/Historian, Park Manager: "Conquering Time and Space: How Chinese Labor Helped Put the United States In Motion" - Reception/Artists' Meet-and-Greet For more info/updates:

Art Exhibition: March 10-31, 2019
Location: MILPITAS LIBRARY AUDITORIUM, 160 N Main St., Milpitas, CA 95035

Multiple showings from March 8 - March 16, 2019

Last Sunrise

A future reliant on solar energy falls into chaos after the sun disappears, forcing a reclusive astronomer and his bubbly neighbor out of the city in search of light in the perpetual darkness.

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Saturday March 16, 2019


An epic film by Zhang Yimou. With Chinese action and suspense to be shown at Cinequest. Saturday, March 16th  @ 6:45 PM at the California Theater.

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Set during China's Three Kingdom's era (AD 220-280). The story of a great king and his people, who will be expelled from their homeland and will aspire to claim it. The king, violent and ambitious, of mysterious methods and motives; his general, a visionary who yearns to win the final battle but needs to prepare his plans in secret; the women of the palace, who struggle to find redemption in a world where they have no place; and a commoner called "Lord of all the world", will be the characters around who turn the inexorable forces of this story.

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