NETWORK OF ENTERTAINING ASIAN AMERICAN TALENT
LAAPFF will open tomorrow Thursday April 30 with CHILDREN OF INVENTION is directed by Tze Chun, who won the Trống Đồng Award for best short film in ViFF 2007 for “Windowbreaker.” Please visit www.vconline. org for more info!
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PROGRAM 27 – VIETNAM OVERTURES ( USA , 2008) Dir./Wtr.: Stephane Gauger – Filmmaker in attendance
May 03 – 1:00 PM – , Theater 3
VIETNAM OVERTURES: Is a documentary about a rescue, but unlike most rescue stories from that embattled country, this one is about the recovery of a centuries old classical music tradition, another casualty of the long war there. Director Stephanie Gauger chronicles the musical dialogue between Vietnamese and Norwegian conservatories, as they work together to prove again that music is, indeed a universal language.
PROGRAM 43 – ALL ABOUT DAD ( USA , 2008) Dir./Wrt.: Mark Tran – Filmmaker in attendance
May 04 – 9:00PM – Downtown Independent
All ABOUT DAD: Is the classic conflict between an “Old World” father and his “ New World ” kids but is completely new because its focus is an ignored community: Vietnamese Americans. The film follows a Vietnamese American family with a loving but strict dad whose rigid expectations threaten to thwart his children’s ambitions. Son Ty is a college student who refuses to be the “model minority” Dad wants him to be while daughter Linh has kept her fiancé’s Buddhism a secret fearing rejection because Dad is quite Catholic.
Ysa D. Le
Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA)