The second biennial San Francisco Global Vietnamese Film Festival running April 26 to 28 at the Roxie Theater, is a film and video showcase centering Vietnamese filmmakers in Vietnam and the diaspora.
The biennial SFGVFF has been getting increasing publicity, and larger audiences, as the only festival of its kind in the Bay Area. The Opening Night Gala is Friday, April 26 from 7:30 to 10pm, at Artists’ Television Access (992 Valencia St), with the remaining programs running from 2:30pm to 12 midnight each day, April 27 and 28, at the historic Roxie Theater (3117 16th Street, SF).
Over 20 films from all over the world—including Vietnam, Cambodia, Canada, France, Japan, Czech Republic, and the United States—will be showcased at the two-day festival.
This year, the SFGVFF features narrative, documentary, and experimental films and videos by Cuong Ngo (Pearls of the Far East), Do Quoc Trung (On Duty With Shu Qi), Duc Nguyen (sneak preview of Stateless), Hong-An Troung (Adaptation Fever), Leon Le (Dawn), Lin+Lam (Departure), Mark Tran (All About Dad), Nghiem Quynh Trang (Un Interrogatoire), Nguyen Dình Anh (Uncle & Son), a retrospective by Nguyen Trinh Thi, Phuong Thao Tran and Swann Debus (With or Without Me), Tony Nguyen (Enforcing the Silence), Tran Anh Hung (Norwegian Wood), Tran Dung Thanh Huy (16-30), Tran Ngoc Sang (Go Playing With Ice), and Viet Le (Love Bang!).
The festival will feature introductory talks and Q&A discussion with filmmakers/directors Viet Le, Duc Nguyen, and Tony Nguyen.
Each screening is $10.
The festival is sponsored by the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Walter and Elise Haas Fund, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, and San Francisco Arts Commission.