Tuesday, February 21, 2017

AARP is Grand Sponsor of San Francisco Bay Area’s CAAMFest

AARP is Grand Sponsor of
San Francisco Bay Area’s CAAMFest

AARP Members Receive Special Discount Ticket Prices 
At CAAMFest 2017, AARP presents Caregiving: The Circle of Love follows three family caregivers including NBC and MSNBC News Anchor and AARP Caregiving Champion Richard Lui. 

SAN FRANCISCO, February 21, 2017 – AARP is proud to be a Grand Sponsor of upcoming 35th Annual CAAMFest from Thursday, March 9 to Sunday, March 19 in San Francisco and Oakland. The film festival, presented by the Center for Asian America Media (CAAM), is the nation’s largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian movies. AARP members will receive a special discount on tickets to all CAAMFest programs using promotion code AARP17 online or showing their membership card at the box office. Learn more, watch trailers, and buy tickets at CAAMFest.com.  

On Sunday, March 12 at 3:00pm at the Great Star Theater in San Francisco’s Chinatown, AARP will present Caregiving: The Circle of Love, a short film that tells the stories of three caregivers, including NBC and MSNBC News Anchor Richard Lui. Produced and directed by Toan Lam, the 14-minute documentary also follows former educator Elizabeth Chun and AARP Historian Emerita Lily Liu as they care for their families. The film will precede the premiere of The People’s Hospital, a documentary by Jim Choi and Chihiro Wimbush that tells the endearing story of the Chinese Hospital, the last independent hospital in San Francisco.

“We’re honored to be part of CAAMFest which will screen our film, Caregiving: The Circle of Love,” said Daphne Kwok, AARP Vice President of Multicultural Leadership, Asian American and Pacific Islander Audience Strategy. “Families tend to avoid or tiptoe around uncomfortable issues like caregiving needs and long-term health needs. We produced this film to help start the difficult but vital conversation about caregiving now before an emergency happens.  With CAAMFest’s multigenerational audience, and as each one of us will either be or will need a caregiver, we hope people will be empowered to take a step toward caring for their loved ones.”

“We are thrilled to have AARP as a partner for the past three years and for their ongoing commitment to supporting stories about Asian American history and diversity,” said CAAM Executive Director Stephen Gong. “Together, we hope to continue to showcase films that inform and engage audiences on important topics like caregiving.”

CAAMFest is an 11-day celebration of film, music, food and digital media from the world’s most innovative Asian American artists. For 35 years, the festival has been an important launching point for Asian American independent filmmakers as well as a vital source for new Asian cinema.

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