16 July – Playtime (1967) – Yoko cafe
Director: Jacques Tati
Cast: Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden
Date: 16 july – 8pm
Language: French with dual EN-VN subs
Synopsis: Monsieur Hulot curiously wanders around a high-tech Paris, paralleling a trip with a group of American tourists. Meanwhile, a nightclub/restaurant prepares its opening night, but it’s still under construction.
17 July – Soma Screening – Tekkon Kinkreet: Black and White (2006) – Soma Art Cafe
Director: Michael Arias
Cast: Kazunari Ninomiya, Yû Aoi, Yûsuke Iseya
Date: 17 July – 8pm
Language: English/ Vietnamese
Synopsis: In Treasure Town, life can be both peaceful and violent. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White – two street kids who claim to traverse the urban city as if it were their own. But in this town, an undercurrent of evil exists and has its sights set on the pair of brothers, forcing them to engage in battle with an array of old-world Yakuza as well as dangerous assassins vying to rule the decaying metropolis, Treasure Town.
18 July – Paris Is Burning (1990) – Film Projection – The ArcanStone
Director: Jennie Livingston
Cast: Brooke Xtravaganza, André Christian, Dorian Corey
Date: 18 july – 8pm
Synopsis : A documentary about the drag queens of New York. Black homosexuals and latinos disguise themselves as women and invent a new dance imitating the poses of models on the covers of magazines.
18 July – Rock Documentary – The Decline of Western Civilization (1981) – Soma Art Cafe
Director: Penelope Spheeris
Cast: Alice Bag Band, Alice Bag, Claude Bessy
Date: 18 july – 8pm
Synopsis : The Los Angeles punk music scene circa 1980 is the focus of this film. With Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Circle Jerks, Fear, Germs, and X.
20 July – Dirty Dancing (1987) – Open Air Cinema Club – The Hive Saigon
Director: Emile Ardolino
Cast: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach
Date: 20 July – 7pm
Synopsis: Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
Public: 100K dong
Members of the Hive: 80K dong