CINÉ OFF – THIS WEEK IN SAIGON

 

 

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

Trailer HERE

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.

Free entry

 

 

 

 

 

17 July – Soma Screening – Tekkon Kinkreet: Black and White (2006) – Soma Art Cafe

Director: Michael Arias

Cast: Kazunari Ninomiya, Yû Aoi, Yûsuke Iseya

Genre: Animation

Date: 17 July – 8pm

Language: English/ Vietnamese

Trailer HERE

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.

Free entry

 

 

 

 

 

18 July – Paris Is Burning (1990) – Film Projection – The ArcanStone

Director: Jennie Livingston

Cast: Brooke Xtravaganza, André Christian, Dorian Corey

Date: 18 july – 8pm

Genre:Documentary

Language: English

Trailer HERE

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.

Free entry

 

 

 

18 July – Rock Documentary –  The Decline of Western Civilization (1981) – Soma Art Cafe

Director: Penelope Spheeris

Cast:   Alice Bag Band, Alice Bag, Claude Bessy

Genre: Documentary

Date: 18 july – 8pm

Language: English

Trailer HERE

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

Genre: Comedy

Date: 20 July – 7pm

Language: English

Trailer HERE

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

 

 

 

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