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Viet Canadian nominated for Oscar

Vietnamese-Canadian director-writer Kim Nguyen‘s film War Witch was nominated yesterday for the Best Foreign Film Oscar, marking the second time an ethnic Vietnamese director is nominated by the Academy, and the first time representing a country that’s not Vietnam. War Witch (La … Continue reading

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“Touch,” love story, coming to OC on Friday

After opening to a full house in San Jose last weekend, Touch, a love story taking place in a nail salon, is coming to Orange County this weekend starting Friday night at AMC The Block. The film, helmed by USC … 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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‘Dust of Life’ to open today

  The hard-hitting Viet teen angst movie Dust of Life (in Vietnamese: Bụi Đời) opens tonight with a charity fundraising screening, followed by wide release in 4 cities. The first showing tonight, 7pm at the Star Performing Arts Center in … Continue reading

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‘Bolinao 52′ wins 2 Emmy awards

Remember the Bolsavik was telling you here that the boat-people documentary “Bolinao 52″ was nominated for regional Emmy in two categories? Well, it won both. Yep, two nominations, two wins. The film, directed by first-time director Duc Nguyen, won the … Continue reading

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‘Bolinao 52′ nominated for regional EMMY; film to air nationwide

The documentary film about the horrific experience of 110 boat people left stranded at sea, leaving only 52 survivors, has been nominated for a regional Emmy award. The film “Bolinao 52,” directed by Duc Nguyen, is nominated in two categories, … Continue reading

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‘Bolinao 52′ in OC today

The refugee boat left Vietnam with 110 people, but after being stranded at sea, only 52 lived to land in the Phillipines. The horrific journey lasted 37 days and people on the boat had to resort to cannibalism to survive. The … 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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