Not too long ago, VTP shared with you a first person style interview with Minh Duc Nguyen, a Vietnamese American director who was making his feature directorial debut with the movie Touch. At that time, Touch, which tells the story of an interracial romance between a manicurist and a mechanic, was being screened at the Vietnamese International Film festival. We were worried that such a lush film wouldn’t be able to make a wider release, but we’re proud to announce that Touch is now showing at theaters in San Jose, California at the Cinequest Film Festival and will be making its way back down Orange County later. It already screened on March 4 in San Jose to a sold out audience, and will be available for viewing again on the festival’s following dates:
March 7 (Tomorrow!)
345 S. First Street, San Jose
1: 15 pm
288 S. Second Street, San Jose
If you can’t make either of the screening dates, you’re in luck: Touch will open in select theaters, starting:
March 9, San Jose
exclusively at AMC EASTRIDGE 15
2190 Eastridge Loop, San Jose, CA 95122
March 16, Orange County
exclusively at AMC BLOCK 30
20 City Blvd West, Orange, CA 92868
And, according to the movie’s official blog, “Moviegoers who see Touch on Friday and Saturday evenings of opening weekend at AMC Theatres will receive a complimentary gift bag! Stay after the screening for a Q&A with the cast and crew of Touch.”
Too generous–bestowing unto the world a great film and a gift bag? Those of you in the area, it behooves you to see it.
Beyond that, let’s show the market that there is demand for Asian American movies. Maybe the people in Hollywood will eventually listen.