THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5
MOVIE NIGHT: Henry Miller Library, Big Sur CA
Nothing better than some of the worlds best popcorn and two very powerful films, both about the same subject from opposite perspectives: The Vietnam War. The General & Me is a candid, personal portrait of one of the 20th centuries most important and little understood military figures: The North’s General Vo Nguyen Giap. Produced and Directed by Tiana Alexandra-Silliphant. And A Land For War: a film by the Peninsula’s own Enid Baxter Ryce, documenting the people, lands and the ruins of the historic Fort Ord. Join both filmmakers for what will undoubtedly be an interesting post show Q&A.
A Land For War:
Praise for The General & Me
Tiana’s exclusive conversations with one of the key military figures of the 20th century (not to mention her confrontations with Robert McNamara and William Westmoreland) make this a pretty important historical document. Christopher Hampton
Quite extraordinary from a completely different perspective. General Giap is completely mesmerizing. Very emotional, deeply touching. You really do have some amazing footage in there. David Cronenberg
30 yrs in the making. Bold & Brave, the BOYHOOD of documentaries. Daniel Kehlmann
TOLSTOY! War & Peace! Watch Tiana’s film, her amazing topic turned into Kryptonite! Jerry Wishnow
THE GENERAL & ME is an important subject, and so rarely seen from a Vietnamese-American perspective. The film’s message is timely, and will go on to a lot of success. Cameron BaileyArtistic Director – Toronto International Film Festival
5 Stars by Truls Lie Modern Review Times Berlin/Oslo
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