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SFIAAFF30 closes this weekend with “Viette,” Mye Hoang’s feature debut about a young Vietnamese woman’s coming of age

Based on events from filmmaker Mae Hoang's life, "Viette" is the first feature film from a Vietnamese American female perspective addressing issues rarely discussed in Asian American culture. The film screens at SFIAAFF30 this weekend. Image courtesy: SFIAAFF

The 30th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF30)  closes its ten day run on Sunday with “Viette,” Mye Hoang’s poignant fature debut about a young Vietnamese-American woman who feels the pull of forbidden love and her parent’s pressure to stay close to her Vietnamese heritage.  Viette screens on Sunday, March 18 at 5:20 pm at San Jose’s Camera 3 Cinemas.  SFIAAFF30 is showcasing 102 of the very best new Asian American and Asian films and videos from around the globe, with 10 films making their global premieres.   The festival, a presentation of the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM,) is the largest of its kind in North America and offers many new sights and sounds, including cutting edge dramas, unflinching documentaries, innovative short films and videos, and special retrospective and revival programs.  Stay tuned to ARThound for an interview with Mye Hoang.

Festival Ticket Information:  Excluding special events, panels, galas and special screenings, advanced general admission tickets are $12. Students, seniors (65+) and disabled adults are $11 (Limit 1 per program with ID Only!). Tickets for Center for Asian American Media members are $10 (Limit 2 per program per ID). There is a $1.50 service charge for all tickets purchased online.

March 15, 2012 - Posted by | Film | , , ,

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