Archive for 2011

November Screenings

Friday, November 4th, 2011

SANTA CRUZ, CA

WHAT: FREE Screening at UC Santa Cruz 
WHEN: Wednesday, 11/2 @ 6pm (PST)
WHERE: Cervantes and Velasquez Room, Third Floor, Bay Tree Building

Screening followed by discussion with director/producer S. Leo Chiang. Event presented by the Asian American/ Pacific Islander Resource Center.

 

LINCOLN, NE

WHAT: Screening at the Sheldon Museum of Art
WHEN: Tuesday, 11/8 @ 7pm (CDT)
WHERE: Sheldon Museum of Art in the Ethel E. Abbott Auditorium @ 12th & R Streets, Lincoln, NE 68588-0300

Screening followed by discussion. For more information, please contact Sharon L. Kennedy, Curator of Cultural and Civic Engagement at (402) 472-3541 or via email at skennedy3@unl.edu.

 

SAN DIEGO, CA

WHAT: FREE Screening presented by San Diego Asian Film Foundation
WHEN: Tuesday, 11/17 @ 6pm – 8pm (PST)
WHERE: Hoover High School Auditorium @ 4474 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115

Screening followed by discussion.

 

NEW YORK, NY

WHAT: FREE Screening at NYU
WHEN: Friday, 11/18 @ 6:30pm – 9:30pm (EST)
WHERE: Cantor Film Center at NYU @ 36 E 8th St., Between University Place and Greene St., New York, NY 10003

Screening followed by discussion with Director/Producer S. Leo Chiang. Event presented by The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University.

November Screenings

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Hi Everyone,

Happy Fall everyone! We have a number of screenings this November. You know the drill, take a peek and spread the word:

 

SANTA CRUZ, CA

WHAT: FREE Screening at UC Santa Cruz 
WHEN: Wednesday, 11/2 @ 6pm (PST)
WHERE: Cervantes and Velasquez Room, Third Floor, Bay Tree Building

Screening followed by discussion with director/producer S. Leo Chiang. Event presented by the Asian American/ Pacific Islander Resource Center.

 

LINCOLN, NE

WHAT: Screening at the Sheldon Museum of Art
WHEN: Tuesday, 11/8 @ 7pm (CDT)
WHERE: Sheldon Museum of Art in the Ethel E. Abbott Auditorium @ 12th & R Streets, Lincoln, NE 68588-0300

Screening followed by discussion. For more information, please contact Sharon L. Kennedy, Curator of Cultural and Civic Engagement at (402) 472-3541 or via email at skennedy3@unl.edu.

 

SAN DIEGO, CA

WHAT: FREE Screening presented by San Diego Asian Film Foundation
WHEN: Tuesday, 11/17 @ 6pm – 8pm (PST)
WHERE: Hoover High School Auditorium @ 4474 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115

Screening followed by discussion.

 

NEW YORK, NY

WHAT: FREE Screening at NYU
WHEN: Friday, 11/18 @ 6:30pm – 9:30pm (EST)
WHERE: Cantor Film Center at NYU @ 36 E 8th St., Between University Place and Greene St., New York, NY 10003

Screening followed by discussion with Director/Producer S. Leo Chiang. Event presented by The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University.

VERSAILLES nominated for an Emmy Award!!

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

We are proud to announce that A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES has been nominated for an Emmy Award, in the “Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story – Long Form” category. We are incredibly honored! Check out all the news & documentary Emmy nominees here.

We’re on Comcast On Demand during the month of July!

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Until the end of July, if you have Comcast Cable (a nationwide network), you can watch the film on Comcast On Demand in the comforts of your living room for the bargain price of $1.99!

Here’s how to find a A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES on your TV:

1. Go to your digital cable menu, click on the “On Demand” button, and then look under the “Movies” folder.
2. Next, there will be a “Movie Collections” folder and inside of this viewers will find “Cinema Asian America.”
3. Click on “Make Do Say Think” folder and you will find Village/Versailles.
4. Click play and enjoy!

If you can’t find the film that way, you can always search for A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES, by typing in the title of the film using your remote control. Or, to add us to your Comcast On Demand cue from your computer, click here to do so.

 

We’re on Comcast On Demand for the month of July!

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Hope you enjoyed your Fourth of July holiday. After two years of screening A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES, people still approach me and ask, “Where can I see the film?” Today, I have a new answer to that question. Until the end of July, if you have Comcast Cable (a nationwide network), you can watch the film on Comcast On Demand in the comforts of your living room for the bargain price of $1.99!

Here’s how to find a A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES on your TV:

1. Go to your digital cable menu, click on the “On Demand” button, and then look under the “Movies” folder.
2. Next, there will be a “Movie Collections” folder and inside of this viewers will find “Cinema Asian America.”
3. Click on “Make Do Say Think” folder and you will find Village/Versailles.
4. Click play and enjoy!

If you can’t find the film that way, you can always search for A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES, by typing in the title of the film using your remote control. Or, to add us to your Comcast On Demand cue from your computer, click here to do so.

Also happening this month, I will be traveling to Bahrain to screen the film with the American Documentary Showcase. To keep everyone informed on the latest events, I will be posting frequent updates to our Facebook page and Twitter, so stay tuned.

June & July 2011 Updates–We’re headed to New Orleans & Bahrain!

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Hi Everyone,

We’re starting off the summer strong. Last week, we took part in the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in New Orleans. And later this month, we are back in New Orleans at the 2011 American Library Association Annual Meeting.

 

NEW ORLEANS, LA


WHAT: Screening/Discussion at the 2011 ALA Annual Meeting presented by the Anthropology and Sociology Section
WHEN: Sunday, 6/26 @ 8am-12pm
WHERE: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Room 356-357

Screening followed by panel discussion about how the residents of the region responded to the disaster, but also the ways communities began to rebuild. Panel participants include: S. Leo Chiang; Rebecca Troy-Horton, head of the Government Information Department at the McNeese State University Library in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Frederick Weil, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.


WHAT: Screening/Discussion at the 2011 ALA Annual Meeting presented by the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association
WHEN: Sunday, 6/26 @ 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Morial Convention Center – Rm 287

Screening followed by a panel discussion comprised of local librarians and community organizers who are featured in the film. The panel discussion will focus on how library resources have helped the community after a crisis and the challenges for a community with the destruction of their local library.


WHAT: Versailles Village Bus Tour & Luncheon presented by the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association
WHEN: Friday, 6/24 @ 11:30am-4:30pm
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at W Hotel, 333 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA 7013

The tour will be led by Minh Nguyen, the Executive Director of the Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association (VAYLA).

 

And in July, I am excited to be heading to Bahrain with the American Documentary Showcase, where the American Embassy has invited us to screen the film. The film will screen at the Bahrain Cinema Club on July 10th and 11th. And, on July 12th and 13th, Lois Vossen, Series Producer for PBS Independent Lens, and I will lead a workshop for young Bahraini and Saudi filmmakers emphasizing the power and importance of nonfiction media. The current political climate of Bahrain (to learn more, check out the BBC’s country profile of Bahrain), combined with the themes of community organizing and civic engagement present in A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES, should make for an interesting dialogue with the audience. To keep everyone informed on the latest events, I will be posting frequent updates to our Facebook page and Twitter, so now is a good time to check it out.

And lastly, don’t forget Father’s Day is June 19th. Consider the A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES DVD as a gift for Dad!


American Library Association Conference (New Orleans, LA) – Fri 6/24 thru 6/26

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

NEW ORLEANS, LA


WHAT: Screening/Discussion at the 2011 ALA Annual Meeting presented by the Anthropology and Sociology Section
WHEN: Sunday, 6/26 @ 8am-12pm
WHERE: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Room 356-357

Screening followed by panel discussion about how the residents of the region responded to the disaster, but also the ways communities began to rebuild. Panel participants include: S. Leo Chiang; Rebecca Troy-Horton, head of the Government Information Department at the McNeese State University Library in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Frederick Weil, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.


WHAT: Screening/Discussion at the 2011 ALA Annual Meeting presented by the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association
WHEN: Sunday, 6/26 @ 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Morial Convention Center – Rm 287

Screening followed by a panel discussion comprised of local librarians and community organizers who are featured in the film. The panel discussion will focus on how library resources have helped the community after a crisis and the challenges for a community with the destruction of their local library.


WHAT: Versailles Village Bus Tour & Luncheon presented by the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association
WHEN: Friday, 6/24 @ 11:30am-4:30pm
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at W Hotel, 333 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA 7013

The tour will be led by Minh Nguyen, the Executive Director of the Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association (VAYLA).

 

National Conference on Volunteering & Service (New Orleans, LA) – Tue 6/7

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

WHAT: National Conference on Volunteering & Service
WHEN: Tue, 6/7 · 8:30am & noon
WHERE: New Orleans Convention Center

Session 5140 @ 8:30am – Community Cinema and Service Learning Through Film: A Village Called Versailles, presented by ITVS
Session 5718 @ noon – A Village Called Versailles screening

Leo will attend both sessions.

Support the Viet Am fishers; plus AAAS Conference in NOLA

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

A year has passed since the Gulf Coast oil spill, and the BP claims process continues to delay restitution for Vietnamese American fisherpeople. MQVN CDC is once again leading the charge for justice. You can help by signing their petition for a fair and prompt resolution. To learn more, check out this The New York Times article, which features Tuan Nguyen, Deputy Director of MQVN CDC.

Another New Orleans organization featured in A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES, Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association (VAYLA) is celebrating their 5th anniversary with a Heritage and Hope Gala on Saturday, May 21. Join them in paying tribute to those who have empowered and created positive social change for the Asian Pacific Islander American and New Orleans communities.

Finally, we have been invited to participate in the Association of Asian American Studies Conference in New Orleans this month:

NEW ORLEANS, LA

WHAT: Screening/Discussion at the Association of Asian American Studies Conference
WHEN: Thursday, 5/19 @ 4:30-6pm
WHERE: Sheraton Hotel, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, Room: Rhythms 2

Screening followed by panel discussion with Director Leo Chiang; Minh Thanh Nguyen, VAYLA;  Diem Nguyen, MQVN CDC; moderated by Linda Trinh Vo, UC Irvine.

WHAT: Asian American Filmmakers Panel at the Association of Asian American Studies Conference
WHEN: Friday, 5/20 @ 1-2:30pm
WHERE: Sheraton Hotel, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, Room: Nottoway

Filmmakers’ Roundtable: Art, Activism, and the Role of Asian American Documentaries in the 21st Century Marketplace. Chair: Larry Hashima, Cal State University-Long Beach; Panel includes Leo Chiang; Deann Borshay Liem, Katahdin Productions; Anita Chang, University of California-Santa Cruz; Russell Jeung, San Francisco State University; Valerie Soe, San Francisco State University.

Hope to see you all in NOLA.

Association of Asian American Studies Conference (New Orleans, LA)-Thur 5/19

Monday, April 4th, 2011

WHAT: Association of Asian American Studies Conference
WHEN: Thur, 5/19 · 4:30-6p
WHERE: Room: Rhythms 2, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Session number is T38, and the screening will be followed by a Q&A with Moderator: Linda Trinh Vo, UC Irvine; S. Leo Chiang, Producer/Director; Minh Thanh Nguyen, VAYLA-NO; & Diem Nguyen, MQVN-CDC.

Southern California Grantmakers Screening (Los Angeles, CA)-Tue 4/26

Monday, April 4th, 2011

WHAT: Southern California Grantmakers Screening 2011
WHEN: Tue, 4/26 · 5:30-7:30p
WHERE: Downtown Independent, 251 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Director S. Leo Chiang to attend

The Green Project Screening (New Orleans, LA)-Thur 4/21

Monday, April 4th, 2011

WHAT: The Green Project Screening
WHEN: Thur, 4/21 · 7-10p
WHERE: The Green Project, 2831 Marais Street,  New Orleans, LA 70117

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Screening (Milwaukee, WI)-Thur 4/14

Monday, April 4th, 2011

WHAT: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Screening
WHEN: Thur, 4/14 · 6p
WHERE: Union Fireside Lounge, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI  53201

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available. Co-sponsored by the Hmong Diaspora Studies Program, Multicultural Student Coalition, Diversity and Climate, and the Organization of Chinese Americans-WI Chapter. For more information, please contact Dr. Chia Youyee Vang at vangcy@uwm.edu or Phylicia Rios Rivera at pnr@uwm.edu.

 

Good Look Film Fest Mission High School and California College of the Arts (San Francisco, CA)- Wed 4/13-17

Monday, April 4th, 2011

WHAT: Good Look Film Festival
WHEN: Fri 4/15 . 7:00p
WHERE:California College of the Arts Oakland, 5212 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94618

White Privilege Conference (Minneapolis, MN)-Wed 4/13

Monday, April 4th, 2011

WHAT: White Privilege Conference
WHEN: Wed 4/13 · 7-8:30p.
WHERE: Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, 7800 Normandale Blvd, Minneapolis, MN  55439

The conference is by invite only and A Village Called Versailles will be shown 4/13-16.

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