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Hong Chau might be the first Vietnamese to win the Golden Globe for best supporting actress.

1) Trinh T. Minh Ha's Forgetting Vietnam asks us "what do we remember or know about Vietnam?"

12/01/2017

Trinh T. Minh Ha's 2015 film Forgetting Vietnam screens at Tate Modern on December 1st, 2017. One of the most interesting aspects of the film is its recalling of an ancient myth on the creation of the country and its influence on the reality of Vietnamese society. The film also has interviews of local Vietnamese about remembering its history and its present geopolitical importance. Visually, the use of analog and digital video is to imply a progression from the old to the new. Forgetting Vietnam aims to revitalized the unspoken Vietnamese history and culture which are often numbed by the trauma of war and colonization. ...continue reading "December 2017 Vietnamese Cinema Vblog: Disaster Artist, Hong Chau, and The Propeller Group…"

James Nguyen, the director of the cult hit Birdemic is a giant fan of Hitchcock. James spends four years, $10,000, and gut wrenching efforts to squeeze out Birdemic, which is a homage to Hitchcock's The Birds, which starts Tippi Hedren.

I saw an article from Yahoo news the other day about why so many Viets work in the nail industry. I've always wonder about this since I have family, relatives, and friends who work with the trade. It turns out that Tippi Hedren, the famous Hollywood actress in a couple of Hitchcock films, inspires the start of it all. A very long time ago, while she was helping Vietnamese women refugees at Camp Hope, they saw her nails and were enamored by them. That adoration breathed life into the then unpopular industry. No doubt Michelle Phan should call Tippi grandma and pay her loyalty fees. Anyhow, that's how a lot of Vietnamese people got into the nail industry.

...continue reading "The MAN-i-CURE Behind Birdemic"