Posts Tagged ‘A Village Called Versailles’

Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival (Lafayette, LA)

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

WHAT: Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival–Screening #1
WHEN:
Saturday, Jan 30 @ 1:15p
WHERE: Lafayette Public Library South Regional Branch6101 Johnston St.. Lafayette, LA 70503

WHAT: Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival–Screening #2
WHEN: Sunday, Jan 31 @ 1:15p
WHERE: Lafayette Public Library Main Branch301 W. Congress St., Lafayette, LA 70503

Please visit the Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival page for ticket information.

November Update

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES caps off a great October by winning our second award–an AUDIENCE AWARD at the New Orleans Film Festival! Thanks to all of you who came out and supported us at all of our various festivals stops.

November kicks off with Versailles’ most famous resident making big news. Rep. Joseph Cao (R-New Orleans), the first ever Vietnamese American elected to the US Congress who happens to come from Versailles, stirred up quite the controversy by being the only Republican in the House to vote for the Health Care Reform bill. You can find more news items about Rep. Cao by visiting our Facebook page.

We screen next in Austin, Boston (2 screenings), and Philly again:

AUSTIN, TX:

WHAT: Austin Asian Am Film Festival
WHEN: Sun 11/15 @ 2pm
WHERE: Alamo Draft House Cinemas1120 South Lamar, Austin, TX 78704
TICKETS: Visit Austin Asian Am Film Festival for more info

Q&A with Director S. Leo Chiang and subject Mimi Nguyen to follow.

BOSTON, MA (Screening #1):

WHAT: UMass Boston Screening sponsored by Asian Am Studies Program
WHEN: Fri 11/20 @ 1 – 3:15pm
WHERE: Snowden Auditorium • Wheatley Bldg., 1st Flr, Rm 088, UMass Boston
TICKETS: No admission fee. Open to public.

The students from UMB Asian American Studies program provided us with some of the most compelling video footage in the film during their two visits in Nov ‘05 and Feb ‘06 to the Versailles community. Now we are bringing the film back to UMB. Director Leo Chiang in attendance.

BOSTON, MA (Screening #2):

WHAT: Boston Community Screening in Fields Corner
WHEN: Sun 11/22 @ 11:30 am
WHERE: Vietnamese American Community Center42 Charles St., Boston, MA 02122
TICKETS: No admission fee. Open to public.

Free screening at the heart of Boston’s Vietnamese American community in Fields Corner. The film will be screened with Vietnamese subtitles. Director S. Leo Chiang in attendance.

VCV_dvdcover_sm.jpgWe will also be screening at the Society of Visual Anthropology Film, Video, and Multimedia Festival on Sat 12/5 @ 1:30p as a part of the American Anthropological Association annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Please come see it if you are attending the conference.

The holiday season is right around the corner, and the A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES DVD makes a great gift!! Visit our website and purchase a copy today. The proceeds from the sales of DVDs go towards our community engagement campaign and enable us to continue showing the film around the country.

I want to end this update by sharing another great story of Vietnamese Americans making a difference in their community. Siblings Viet & Tram Nguyen, both principals of public elementary schools in Oakland, CA, have worked tirelessly to turn their schools around. Here is the feature story about them on the local ABC affiliate. Check it out.

Advancing Justice Conference, Los Angeles 10/29 @ 4p

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

WHAT: Advancing Justice Conference
WHEN: 10/29 @ 4pm
WHERE: The Center at Cathedral Plaza • 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
TICKETS: Open to conference attendees

Q&A with Director S. Leo Chiang and activist Uyen Le.

San Diego Asian Film Festival- 10/18, 10/28

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

WHAT: San Diego Asian Film Festival
WHEN: 10/18 @ 12:10pm & 10/28 @ 3pm
WHERE: UltraStar Theater7510 Hazard Center Drive
TICKETS: Visit San Diego Asian Film Festival for more info

Hawaii International Film Festival- 10/17, 10/20

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

WHAT: Hawaii International Film Festival
WHEN: 10/17 @ 8:15pm, 10/20 @ 12pm
WHERE: Dole Cannery735 Iwilei Rd, Honolulu, HI 96817
TICKETS: Visit Hawaii International Film Festival website for more info

Followed by Q&A with Prod/Dir S. Leo Chiang. See you there!

New Orleans Film Festival-10/11 at 5pm

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

WHAT: New Orleans Film Festival
WHEN: Sun, Oct 11@ 5 pm
WHERE: Contemporary Arts Center900 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
TICKETS: Visit the New Orleans Film Festival website for more info

Followed by Q&A with Prod/Dir S. Leo Chiang. See you there!

Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival-10/10 at 7pm

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

WHAT: Philadelphia Asian Am Film Festival
WHEN: Sat, Oct 10 @ 7 pm
WHERE: Asian Arts Initiative • 1219 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA
TICKETS: Visit the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival website for more info

Followed by Q&A with Prod/Dir S. Leo Chiang. See you there!

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