Archive for January, 2010

Three screenings this weekend

Friday, January 29th, 2010

If you are in Boston or Lafayatte, LA, you can catch our film this weekend:

Fri 1/29 @ 6p: Asian Am Resource Workshop, Boston, MA
Sat 1/30 @ 1:15 p: Cinema on the Bayou Film Fest, Lafayette, LA
Sun 1/31 @ 1:15 p: Cinema on the Bayou Film Fest, Lafayette, LA

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Campus Progress article about VERSAILLES

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Kim Leung from writes an article/review about A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES. Check it out here.

Arcadia Univ (Glenside, PA)-Tue 2/9 @ 7:15pm

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

WHAT: Arcadia University, PBS Independent Lens Community Cinema Screening
WHEN: February 9, 2010, 7:15 pm
WHERE: The Chat Performance area, Dining Complex, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA
INFO/TICKETS: Arcadia University. FREE!

Join us for our first PBS Independent Lens sponsored screening and panel.

Sebastopol Film Fest (Sebastopol, CA)-Sat 3/6 @ 7pm

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

WHAT: Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
WHEN: Sat 3/6 @ 7pm
WHERE: Sebastopol Cinemas, 6868 McKinley Street, Sebastopol, CA
INFO/TICKETS: Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

Filmmaker S. Leo Chiang in attendance.

Northwestern Univ (Chicago)-Tue 2/9 @ 4p

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

WHAT: Screening at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
WHEN: Tue 2/9 @ 4-6p
WHERE: Swift Hall/annex 107 • 2029 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208 (Map)
TICKETS: Open to Public

Q&A with Leo following the screening. Presented by the Asian American Studies Program. Contact Greg Jue with questions at

New Orleans Film Society Screening-Sat 1/16 @ 7p

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

WHAT: New Orleans Film Society Community Screening – FREE
WHEN: Sat 1/16 @ 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
WHERE: 7th Ward Neighborhood Center • 1943 Pauger St., New Orleans, LA
TICKETS: No admission fee. Open to public.

Presented by New Orleans Film Society & the Porch 7th Ward Cultural Organization.

JUST ADDED: New Orleans Screening on Sat, 1/16

Friday, January 8th, 2010

New Orleans Film Society is presenting a free encore screening of A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES next Saturday as a part of their community outreach effort. If you missed it at the film festival last October, please come check it out for free.

New Orleans Film Society and the Porch 7th Ward Cultural Organization present


Winner of the Documentary Feature Audience Award at the 2009 New Orleans Film Festival

A Village Called Versailles is a feature documentary about Versailles, an isolated community in eastern New Orleans  settled in the late 70’s/early 80’s by Vietnamese “boat people”. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Versailles residents impressively rise to the challenges by returning and rebuilding before any other flooded neighborhood in New Orleans, only to have their homes threatened by a new government-imposed toxic landfill just two miles away. Formerly content to stay within their own “village” and below the public radar, the Vietnamese community rallies to oppose the landfill and become an effective force in local politics. A Village Called Versailles recounts the empowering story of how this group of people, who has already suffered so much in their lifetime, turns a devastating disaster into a catalyst for change and a chance for a better future.

Directed by S. Leo Chiang. USA. 2008. 68 min.

Doors open at 6:30PM; Film starts at 7:00PM


Hosted by the 7th Ward Neighborhood Center, 1943 Pauger St., on the corner of Urquhart St (map).

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