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2018 Asian American International Film Festival

NGUYENing | The Lee Nguyen Story

Directed by Alfonso Bui

SHORT FILMS / USA, Vietnam / Documentary, Sports / 22 mins / English / New York City Premiere

Precedes:
RITOMA

Village East Cinema
July 29, 2018 3:30 pm Not Available

Description

Q&A to follow with filmmakers

A teenage soccer phenom skyrockets to stardom like no one before him, becoming the first ethnic Vietnamese player to represent the United States. Then, in an unprecedented move, he leaves for Asia, his star fading into obscurity.

 

Audience Award – Best Documentary Short (Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival)

 

Post Screening Panelists:

Alfonso Bui, Director

Wynton, Moderator


Director's Bio

Following a couple of years as a high school dean, Alfonso decided to pursue a career in fashion photography which in turn led to the art of moving imageS. He currently provides cinematography for U.S. Soccer, ESPN and MTV while also directing his own features including ART THERAPY: THE MOVIE and NGUYENING: THE LEE NGUYEN STORY.


Credits

MLS Producer: Kyle Green, Will Kuhns


Precedes

  1. RITOMA

    Ruby Yang / DOCUMENTARIES / Documentary, Sports / 58 mins
    As tradition and modernity collide high on the Tibetan plateau, the nomads of Ritoma have a new passion: basketball.

    Preceded by: NGUYENing | The Lee Nguyen Story


Dates & Times

Precedes:
RITOMA

Village East Cinema
July 29, 2018 3:30 pm Not Available