Date: Tue, 22 Oct 1996 11:29:52 -0700 (PDT)

Vietnam Film Week Curator on KUCI; excerpt of Dornan/Sanchez debate

Irvine -- KUCI's Subversity program this evening features an interview with the curator of the forthcoming Vietnam Film Week in Orange County. On Friday, Vietnam Film Week premieres at Thu Do Theater at 10141 Westminster Blvd., Garden Grove, with a series of films from and about Vietnam and Vietnamese immigrants. The films are subtitled in English. Subversity will also feature an excerpt from Congressman Bob Dornan's debate with Loretta Sanchez two days ago. Subversity airs from 5-6 p.m. on KUCI, 88.9 FM in Orange County.

Curator of the film show, sponsored by the Vietnamese Movie & Television Production Association, is Andrew Le, who will address his efforts at bringing Vietnamese arts and culture to a broader community.

Opening the series Friday October 25 at 9:30 p.m. will be Ha Thuc Can's Land of Sorrow ("Dat Kho", 1972), one of several films featured that were made prior to the fall of Saigon. The film, with stunning Tet offensive footage, was banned by the Thieu regime. It will also be shown Oct 26 at 8 p.m.; Oct. 27 at 9 p.m., and Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.

Other films:

UC Berkeley Women's Studies Prof. Trinh T. Minh Ha's A Tale of Love ("Huyen Thoai Mot Cuoc Tinh", 1995), -- set in San Francisco, about a writer and model supporting her family in Vietnam: Nov. 1 at 7 pm; Nov. 2 at 1 and 7 p.m.; Nov. 3 at 3 and 9 p.m.

Charlie Nguyen's Thoi Hung Vuong 18: A Vietnam Legend (1995): Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.; Nov. 2 at 5 p.m.

Vo Doan Chau's Tears of Ice ("Le Da", 1972): Oct. 27 at 1 p.m.; Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.; Nov. 2 at 9 p.m.

Hoang Thi Tho's The Loner ("Nguoi Co Don", 1970) -- about an artist in wartime: Oct. 26 at 3 p.m.; Oct. 30 at 9 p.m.; Nov. 3 at 1 p.m.

Le Dan's My Wife ("Nha Toi", 1972): Oct. 29 at 9 p.m.; Nov. 2 at 3 p.m.

"Cylco" director Tran Anh Hung's lyrical Scent of Green Papaya ("Mui Du Du Xanh", 1993): Oct. 27 at 5 p.m.; Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.

Nguyen Ngoc Chan's Priest (Vi Toi La Linh Muc, 1986, video): Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.; Nov. 3 at 5 p.m.

Dustlife (Bul Bolsa, 1984, video), by Tran Thien, described as an "action film": Oct 26 at 1 p.m.; Oct. 28 at 9 p.m.

Le Dan's Blooming Flowers (Hoa Moi No, 1974) -- about youth and hippie love: OCt. 27 at 3 p.m.; Oct. 31 at 3 p.m.

and the world premiere of Do Phuc Loc's Bastards ("Tuoi Tre Thieu Tinh Thuong", 1996), about two Amerasians brothers seeking their lost father: Oct. 26 at 5 and 9 p.m.; Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.; Nov. 1 at 9 p.m.

Listeners can call in to chat with Le during the show at (714) 824-KUCI.

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For more information about the Subversity, contact show host Dan Tsang at (714) 824-4978.