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This year's CAAMFest highlights food and music as well as film

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs is a featured film at this year's CAAMFest

Tonight is opening night at CAAMFest, the country's largest Asian American film festival.  The 11 day event showcases local and international films focusing on Asian food, music, and people. Festival director Masashi Niewano spoke with KALW's Melanie Young about this year's festival highlights.

MASAHI NIEWANO: "Our goal is wherever you’re from, you'll look at our program and say, 'That speaks to me. That’s something I don’t see in Hollywood or mainstream media or even online. I’m going to come out and have fun and connect with other communities.'"

Click the player above to listen to the full interview.

For more information, visit the festival's website at CAAMFest.com.