Join us for #CAAMFest36 + Meetup!

Have you heard? CAAMFest36, a 14-day celebration of Asian American film, music, and food runs May 10-24 in San Francisco and Oakland. AKA-SF is proud to be co-presenting three films/programs, and offering free tickets to select showings for AKA-SF community members. Interested in CAAMFest’s films about South Korea? Here’s a rundown of the films we can’t wait to check out:

Directed by Nadine Truong

See it at: AMC Kabuki 8
Date: May 12, 2018 3:30 pm
USA / 2017 / 110 mins / English

About the film
Nadine Truong’s creative collaboration with taekwondo Grand Master Ik Jo Kang is a compelling tale of growth, forgiveness, and perseverance set in New York City. I CAN, I WILL, I DID follows the plight of Ben (Mike Faist), a foster teen who is relentlessly bullied by his classmates. An out-of-control incident leaves Ben hospitalized and temporarily immobile. However, his life perspective is shifted when he meets the exuberant and wheelchair-bound Adrienne (Ellie Lee) and her stern grandfather Kang (playing a fictionalized version of himself). Through their unique ways, the pair helps Ben get back on his feet and uncover new truths about discipline and peace through martial arts.

Tickets: $14   |   Buy Here


See it at: New People Cinema
Date: May 12, 2018 4:30 pm

About the film
A trio of sharp, hilarious and painfully relevant series from creators Chelsea Chang, Douglas Kim and Susane Lee capture everyday moments overflowing with energy, humor and heart. Diverse, polished performances inject fresh talent and ideas while elevating the entire program to new heights. Binge watching never felt so good!

Tickets: $14   |   Buy Here


See it at: AMC Kabuki 8
Date: May 16, 2018 6:30 pm

About the film
Women filmmakers are not just on the rise in Hollywood, they’re changing the cinema landscape all around the globe. Join us as we celebrate three emerging filmmakers who are bringing bold new stories to the big screen and watch a refreshing take on South Korea cinema. In This Program: 170 Bucks for a Cab, One Ride, One Night; A Letter for Sang-ah; Pragma.

Tickets: Free for AKA-SF members + Post Showing Meetup!

Tickets + Meetup Details
To see Women on the Rise: South Korean Cinema for free, email us at to request your complimentary ticket. Tickets are limited and will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Cancellations within 24 hours of the showing, or no-shows will result in a $10 charge. We will also have a meet-up at Pa’ina with the director and co-producer of A Letter for Sang-ah, Mina Fitzpatrick around 8pm. Feel free to join even if you cannot make the showing!


See a film for free!

We're offering free tickets to the 5/16 showing of Women on the Rise: South Korean Cinema. To request your free ticket, email us at Tickets are first come first serve, and cancellations may result in a fee. Read the post for full details!