Screening of "Manhattan" and "Midnight in Paris" Screening of "Manhattan": Fri 10 Oct 2014, 7.30 pm Screening of "Midnight in Paris": Sat 11 Oct 2014, 7.30 pm Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents 51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor), Hanoi In the second week of Woody Allen film month, let immerse yourself in the magical and romantic atmosphere of New York, Paris through 2 interesting stories. Original language with English subtitles. The screening is for educational purpose and supportive to TPD Centre's Young Cinema Fund. About films Manhattan MANHATTAN is a 1979 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Woody Allen from his screenplay co-written with Marshall Brickman and produced by Charles H. Joffe. Allen co-stars as a twice-divorced 42-year-old comedy writer dating a 17-year-old girl (Mariel Hemingway) before eventually falling in love with his best friend's (Michael Murphy) mistress (Diane Keaton). Meryl Streep and Anne Byrne also star in the film. Midnight in … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 1-10 (daily updated)
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Green Drinks Hanoi - Green Travel Sat 23 Aug 2014, 2.30 - 5 pm Urban Coffee Mandarin Garden Building, Hoang Minh Giam Street, Cau Giay, Hanoi Come to the world-famous Green Drinks meeting to discuss what you are passionate about: Green; Sustainability; Our environment! This time, Green Drinks Hanoi is back with the topic of Green Travel! Who? Anyone who cares about environmental-related issues and wants to share opinions, knowledge and experience with everyone else. Free entrance, 10% discount on drinks. Language: mostly in Vietnamese Documentary Screening about William Onyeabor and Afrobeat Set by Dan Lo Wed 20 Aug 2014, 8 pm The Observatory Corner of Le Lai and Ton That Tung, Dist.1, HCMC You are invited to the screening of recently-released documentary on the life and music of William Onyeabor - enigmatic, revolutionary and reclusive Nigerian electronic musician who rose to national fame in the late 70s and early 80s before retreating into a life of relative seclusion as a … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 10-20 (daily updated)
Terracotta Sculpture Exhibition "The Life" Exhibition: 25 Jun - 02 Jul 2014 Vietnam Fine Arts Museum 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hanoi From the organizer: You are invited to the terracotta sculpture exhibition "The Life" by artist Vu Huu Nhung. Screening of Documentary "5 Broken Cameras" Sun 29 Jun 2014, 6 pm Goethe-Institut Hanoi 56-58 Nguyễn Thái Học Ba Đình, Hà Nội Hanoi DOCLAB cordially invites you to the screening of the "5 Broken Cameras" by Emad Burnat và Guy Davidi. The film won a 2012 Sundance Film Festivalaward, Golden Apricot at the 2012 Yerevan International Film Festival, Armenia, for Best Documentary Film, and was nominated for a 2012 Academy Award. Duration: 90 minutes. Language: The film is in Palestinian with English and Vietnamese subtitle. "An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 20-30 (daily updated)
Anyone interested in Vietnamese cinema should watch the movies released during Tet. During this season, Vietnamese filmmakers made "commercial" movies, movies that they believe can sell. In this column, I'm going to review five Tet releases and one that came a few weeks earlier, while also taking a look at the big picture by examining the paths some of the filmmakers seem to be taking. I have reservations about some of them, while I believe others should be explored further. Critics have been kind to Vu dieu duong cong (The Dance of the Curves). I cannot see why. Nguyen Trong Khoa's movie aims high but falls short, reflecting a tendency to overreach that local filmmakers would well to jettison. Screenwriter Doan Minh Tuan, who heads the School of Cinema at the University of Theater and Cinema in Hanoi, once called this tendency the ability of Vietnamese filmmakers to destroy even the grandest ideas, and contrasted it with foreign filmmakers' ability to create mountains out of a simple … [Read more...] about Vietnamese movies: art house or cash register?
Earth Hour 2014 Earth Hour: Sat 29 Mar 2014, 8.30 - 9.30pm Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change. Over the last several years, Earth Hour has become a global sustainability movement with millions people across countries participating. Earth Hour is a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community throughout the world. It is a call to stand up, to take responsibility, to get involved and lead the way towards a sustainable future. Earth Hour 2014 in Vietnam will take place on Saturday 29 March, from 8.30pm to 9.30pm, when lights will be turned off in several major landmark venues across the country. There will also be entertainment activities to celebrate the occasion in Hanoi and HCMC: Hanoi: August Square (in front of the Hanoi Opera House): Open-air orchestral music from 8 pm HCMC: Youth Cultural House (no. 4 Pham Ngoc Thach, … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 15-31 (daily updated)