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Classical guitar concert at VAALA today

The Vietnamese-American Arts & Letters Association‘s fundraising concert takes place at 7:30pm today at its Cultural Center in Santa Ana, featuring guitarists Doan Huynh (Huỳnh Hữu Đoan) and Omar Ávalos, and a special appearance by Han Vo-Ta (Võ Tá Hân), … Continue reading

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Viet films shown (free) at OC Film Fiesta

The Orange County Film Fiesta, part of the Santa Ana two-weeks’ long festivities, will be hosting a Vietnamese Cinema Night this Saturday, preceded by a wine reception at VAALA Center also in Santa Ana. The films shown are: “Touch” by … Continue reading

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ViFF announces Grand Jury award nominees

The 5th biennial Vietnamese International Film Festival (ViFF, Vietfilmfest.com), entering its closing week-end today and tomorrow, announced the nominees for its Trống Đồng (Grand Jury) award in both the feature and short categories. Tremendously grown from its first edition with a few … Continue reading

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Images from Mid-Autumn Festival Painting Contest

  Every year for 7 years now, the Vietnamese-American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA) has been holding a Mid-Autumn Festival Painting Contest for kids. The Mid-Autumn Festival, probably originally a harvest festival, has evolved in tradition to become the Vietnamese … Continue reading

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ViFF wound down, awards given to top films

The Vietnamese International Film Festival, after an exhilerating 11-day run, wound down Sunday with another full day of screening, a closing film, an award ceremony, all topped by an exciting Closing Gala with deejay and live music. ViFF’s choice for closing … Continue reading

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Viets in Louisiana against landfill – documentary showing today at ViFF

As the Bolsavik has mentioned in this space before, shown today at ViFF, before the Dustin Nguyen spotlight, is a special sneak preview of A Village Called Versailles. Directed by Leo Chiang, the 75-minute documentary follows the rebuilding and transformation … Continue reading

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Dustin Nguyen undresses, kisses Cate Blanchett

ViFF continues today at UC Irvine with a couple sets of shorts and a special spotlight session on Dustin Nguyen who, several years ago, starred in the action TV series “21 Jump Street” as Officer Harry Truman Ioki – a … Continue reading

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Free films! Free films! ViFF at UCLA

The Vietnamese International Film Festival launches its second week-end with a day of free screenings held at UCLA tomorrow Thursday April 9. Starting at 4pm will be a set of short films including the hard hitting Life Out of a Stone … Continue reading

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