THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 7pm
MOVIE NIGHT: Golden Bough Theatre, Carmel CA
The General and Me
“The General and Me” is one woman’s life search to understand the war that divided both her countries. Tiana Alexandra-Silliphant went back to her homeland and found forgiveness in a formidable former enemy, General Vo Nguyen Giap, her dad’s history teacher who made history.
Executive produced by Christopher Hampton, Produced by Stirling Silliphant, Music by Philip Glass
with General Vo Nguyen Giap, Stirling Silliphant, Bruce Lee, me, my parents, Robert Strange McNamara, General Wm Westmoreland, Tim Page
& The Other (the Vietnamese). Cameos: Bruce Lee, Peter Arnett, Mia Farrow, Soon Yi Previn
Running time: 93 mns. 30 years in the making to understand the wars that divide both her countries, a very personal film of one woman’s search for healing & reconciliation.
Film Trailer 3mns https://vimeo.com/210326276
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century (not to mention her confrontations with Robert McNamara and William Westmoreland) make this a pretty important historical document.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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