new voices from vietnam, november 5-14

Film fans around Southern California might want to check out this cool screening series co-presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the UCLA Film and Television Archive: New Voices from Vietnam, a showcase of new feature films, shorts and documentaries by Vietnamese film artists, November 5-14.

The series' marquee event is An Academy Salute to Director Dang Nhat Minh, legendary director of such classic Vietnamese films as The Love Doesn't Come Back, Nostalgia for the Countryside and Don't Burn. The evening will include a conversation with the director and a screening of The Guava House. It's happening November 10 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Here's the full lineup of films from the New Voices of Vietnam series:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, at 7:30 p.m.

 Bi, Don't Be Afraid! (Bi, dung so!) Vietnam/France/Germany (2010), directed by Phan Dang Di.

 Preceded by: Fading Light (2010), directed by Thien Do. 20 mins.


 Mother and Daughter (2010), directed by Phan Huyen My.

 Thanh Cong Ward (2004), directed by Phan Thi Vang Anh.

 Grandfather and Grandson (2006), directed by Nguyen Thi Tham.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, at 7:30 p.m.

 Floating Lives (2010), directed by Nguyen Quang Binh.

 Preceded by: Dog Day (2010), directed by Phan Xine.21 mins.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, at 7 p.m.

 The Moon at the Bottom of the Well (Trang noi day gieng) (2008), directed by Nguyen Vinh Son.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, at 7:30 p.m.

 Adrift (Choi voi) Vietnam/France (2009), directed by Bui Thac Chuyen.

 Preceded by: New Year's Eve Has Passed (2006), directed by Bui Kim Qui. 9 mins.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, at 2 p.m.

 Daddy's Home (2004), directed by Doan Gia Man.

 I Dream to Be a Worker (2006), directed by Tran Phuong Thao.

 My Apartment Block (2009), directed by Trinh Dinh Le Minh.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, at 7:30 p.m.

 Clash (Bay rong) (2009), directed by Le Thanh Son.

 Preceded by: I Love Vietnam (2009), directed by Nguyen Tien Hung. 7 mins.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, at 7 p.m.

 Owl and the Sparrow Vietnam/USA (2007), directed by Stephane Gauger.

 Preceded by: The Terrace (2006), directed by Nguyen Ha Phong. 11 mins.
It's all happening November 5 through November 14 at the UCLA Film & Television Archive's Billy Wilder Theater. For more details about the series, including full film descriptions and ticket info, go to the Academy website here.

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