Tran plays an Amerasian gang member in Loc Do's "Bastards" (1996), which had its world premiere last Saturday at Orange County's first Vietnam Film Week in Garden Grove. Tran also produced the independent feature, which is being shown in Europe this week. In "Bastards," his mother is played by Le Hiep Thi, who protrayed Le Ly Hayslip in Oliver Stone's "Heaven and Earth." Tran portrayed a Vietcong soldier who rapes Hayslip in the Oliver Stone movie.
The film festival continues through Sunday. Courtesy of the festival organizers and Thu Do Theater, Subversity is pleased to offer a limited number of free tickets to the film festival (Friday's show) to the first few listeners who call the show today. Call 824-KUCI during the show.
At Friday's 7:30 p.m. showing of her film, UC Berkeley Women's Studies Prof. Trinh T. Minh Ha will be present to discuss "A Tale of Love" (1995). A Vietnamese-language film, "Tears of Ice" (a ghost story with little dialog) follows at 9:30 p.m.; its cast and director Vo Doan Chau will also be present.
The remaining Vietnam Film Week schedule at Thu Do Theater, 10141 Westminster Blvd. (at Brookhurst), Garden Grove:
Tuesday, October 29 7:30 p.m.: Nguyen Ngoc Chan's Priest (1986); in Vietnamese 9:30 p.m.: Le Dan's My Wife (1972); in Vietnamese Wednesday, October 30 7:30 p.m.: Charlie Nguyen's A Vietnam Legend (1995); English subtitles. Thursday, October 31 3:30 p.m.: Hoa Moi No's Blooming Flowers (1974); in Vietnamese Friday, November 1 7:30 p.m.: Trinh T. Minh Ha's A Tale of Love (1995, director present) 9:30 p.m.: Vo Doan Chau's Tears of Ice (1972); in Vietnamese; cast & director present Saturday November 2 1:30 p.m.: A Tale of Love (1995, director present) 2:30 p.m.: A Viet Nam Legend (1995); English subtitles 7:30 p.m.: A Tale of Love (1995; director present) Sunday, November 3 1:30 p.m.: Hoang Thi Tha's The Loner (1970); in Vietnamese 3:30 p.m.: A Tale of Love (1995) 5:30 p.m.: Nguyen Ngoc Chan's Priest (1986); video; in Vietnamese 7:30 p.m.: Tran Anh Hung's Scent of Green Papaya (1993) 9:30 p.m.: A Tale of Love (1995, director present)
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