Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 12:26:10 -0800 (PST)

March 23, 1999 Show:
Vietnamese American independent filmmaking

Irvine -- Subversity, a KUCI public affairs program, this evening features a conversation with three independent Vietnamese American filmmakers whose shorts will be featured at the Fourth Annual Newport Beach International Film Festival starting this week, and at the forthcoming Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film & Video Festival starting May 14. We will also chat with Andrew Le, who is curating the Asian Cinema Kaleidoscope portion of the Newport Beach Festival.

Subversity airs from 5-6 p.m. Pacific time tonight on KUCI, 88.9 FM in Orange County. The show is also Webcast live at: No specific software is necessary; only a sound card is required.

The program will also include a report from Santa Ana indigenous rights activist Ozomatli Mazatl about this past Sunday's referendum on the Zapatistas. Mazatl was the subject of an Augustin Gurza column on March 13, 1999 in the Times Orange County.

Minh Nguyen-Vo directed Crimson Wings, a reflection on memory and loss, starring Hiep Thi Le (Heaven and Earth, Bugis Street) as a young lover who seems to reappear after her death. Stephane Gauger directed Seabirds, a dramatic treatment of an Amerasian's quest for his roots. UC Irvine studio arts senior Tuan Nguyen directed Boom Boom, a creative interpretation of Oliver Stone's Heaven and Earth.

Nugyen-Vo's and Gauger's films are among those being shown at the Newport Beach Festival. Crimson Wings will be shown Sat. March 27, 1999 11 am at Edwards Island 7 Cinemas in fashion island, 999 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, and again Sat. April 3 at 4 pm at Captain Blood's in 1140 N. Tustin Ave., Orange, as part of Short Films III program.

Seabirds will be shown next Tuesday, March 30, at 6 pm at Captain Blood's as part of the Short Films V program.

Boom Boom was recently selected to be shown at the L.A. Festival in May. The film schedule will soon be posted at: LA Film Festival.

Subversity is hosted by interviewer Daniel C. Tsang.

Call (949) UCI-KUCI (824-5824) to chat with the guests during the show.

The entire Newport Beach Festival schedule with ticket info. is linked at Newport. A film from Hanoi, Fated Vocation, about efforts to save an opera company, will also be featured, among about a dozen Asian films. Look for Tsang's reviews in the next OC Weekly (out Thursday), OC Weekly.

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Phone: (949) 824-5824 (studio during the show)