SFGVFF :: Various Yxine Filmmakers — Best of Yxine Film Festival
Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 9:35 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
From the Best of Yxine Film Festival! Nguyễn Đình Anh‘s UNCLE & SON (2012 | Việt Nam | drama | 15min) shows a boy’s tragic decision to bring a better life to his uncle, with unforeseen consequences. The film is full of emotions, typical of the folklore of Southern Vietnam. It also invites thinking about social prejudice and lack of empathy for humans who are different. Do Duy Hoang‘s UN INTERROGATOIRE (2011 | Czech Republic | psychological drama | 15.5min) uses flashback to show the memories, deceptions, and realities underlying a young newlywed Vietnamese student’s residency permit interview in France, after she marries a young Frenchman. The filmmaker gradually leads viewers into Minh's puzzling and troubled inner world. Đỗ Quốc Trung’s ON DUTY WITH SHU QI (2012 | Việt Nam | drama | 22min) addresses the sexual awakenings of teens in a straightforward manner. These initial contacts, whether surprising or daring, honest or cheeky, are only the foundation for two lonely individuals—a weird guy and an infamous hot girl in high school—to find their way to each other, in defiance of everything. Trần Ngọc Sáng’s GO PLAYING WITH ICE (2011 | Việt Nam | drama | 11.5min) revolves around three generations of ice deliverers, within the engaging landscape of the south. The film also poses several questions regarding the role of passion at work – one thing that is gradually fading away in the feverish urbanization of a changing city. Trần Dũng Thanh Huy‘s 16:30 (2012 | Việt Nam | action | 17min) follows young boys selling betting results—16:30 is not only their starting time for work, it is the time TV stations broadcast lotto results.
Doors open 8:00 pm
Screening begins 8:15 pm
Screening ends 9:35 pm
Located at the Roxie Theater (3117 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103), this event is part of the San Francisco Global Vietnamese Film Festival, which centers the histories and imaginaries of those in Việt Nam and in the diaspora—through narrative, documentary, and experimental genres.
For a complete program visit sfgvff.wordpress.com.
When & Where
San Francisco Global Vietnamese Film Festival, a project of Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network
The San Francisco Global Vietnamese Film Festival (April 26-28, 2013) is a biennial film and video showcase centering Vietnamese filmmakers in Việt Nam and the diaspora—a international vision reflecting a transnational reality. SFGVFF is the first and only festival of its kind in the Bay Area. With an Opening Night Gala ($10, 7:30-10pm, 4/26) at Artists Television Access (992 Valencia St), the SFGVFF runs from 2:30pm to midnight each day, April 27-28, 2013, at the historic Roxie Theater (3117 16th Street) built in 1909 in the Mission district of San Francisco. Guest director talks and Q&A discussion with Bay Area filmmakers Việt Lê and Tony Nguyen. Each screening is $10, and may include multiple films or events. We expect over 2,000 attendees. Sponsored in part by the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network, Zellerbach Family Foundation, and the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, SFGVFF is part of the 2013 United States of Asian America Festival. For a complete schedule or to buy advanced tickets, visit the festival website at: sfgvff.wordpress.com.
Our film festival is organized biennially by the core members and staff of the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN). The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) is a San Francisco-based organization established to promote artists from the Vietnamese diaspora whose work in literature, visual art, film, and performance art enriches Vietnamese American local communities and strengthens ties amongst Vietnamese across the globe. Unlike many other Vietnamese art organizations, DVAN is international in scope, which enables the Vietnamese American community in the Bay Area to know Vietnamese artists from different parts of the world. We accomplish this mission through the sponsorship of exhibits, symposiums, publications, festivals, readings, and other cultural/art events. DVAN was formally established in the winter of 2007 and received fiscal sponsorship from Intersection for the Arts (through its Incubator program) in February 2008.