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Oct 22 2022

Hear + Việt + Film, a Symposium on Music in Trans-Vietnamese Film, Day Two

lectures-symposia, talks
Lani Hall

Hear + Việt + Film: a Symposium on Trans-Vietnamese Music in Film is a two-day event bringing together scholars, filmmakers, and composers for a critical reassessment of music in Vietnamese film. Featuring lecture panels, film screenings, and Q&A sessions, the event seeks to bridge transnational as well as transdisciplinary perspectives on this global medium. It also seeks to raise public awareness of Vietnamese film as a site of translation that mediates between Vietnamese and diasporic contexts, a project that involves ongoing negotiations between languages, histories, and genres. The symposium also highlights the ways in which hearing the transnational contexts of Vietnamese film music requires listening for the presence of queer positionalities, both on and off screen. By evoking these complex entanglements between local and global contexts, Hear + Việt + Film will reevaluate film music in a trans-Vietnamese context.

For more details, visit our symposium website: https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/hearvietfilm/

Saturday October 22, 2022
Lani Hall, Schoenberg Music Building and Livestream on the School of Music website

  • 9:45am PT - Opening Remarks
  • 10:00am - 11:30am - Morning Panel - Ben Tran (Vanderbilt University), Lan Duong (USC), Nguyen Thi Minh, Jasmine Trice (UCLA), moderator
  • 11:45am - 1:00pm - Lunch in Courtyard
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm - Afternoon Panel - Panivong Norindr (USC), Damjan Rakonjac (UCLA), Tina Huynh (University of Puget Sound) and Kate Drazner Hoyt (Pacific Lutheran University), George Dutton (UCLA), moderator
  • 2:45pm - 3:15pm - Presentation on My Van Films and the UCLA Film & Television Archive, May Hong HaDuong (UCLA) and Khanh-Phi Ha
  • 3:15pm - 4:15pm - Conversation with Ysa Le, VAALA's Executive Director and Eric Nong, Viet Film Fest's Artistic Director
  • 4:30pm - 5:00pm - Coffee Break in Courtyard
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm - Panel Conversation with Filmmakers: Ham Tran, Victor Vu, Le Van Kiet
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm - Dinner in Courtyard
  • 7:30pm - Screening of Journey from the Fall in the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum and Q&A with director Ham Tran and composer Christopher Wong. Registration is required for a ticket to the screening: click here to register

The screening of Journey from the Fall is presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, the UCLA Center for Musical Humanities, and the Sundance Institute.

Co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

This program is made possible by the Joyce S. and Robert U. Nelson Fund. Robert Uriel Nelson was a revered musicologist and music professor at UCLA, who, together with his wife, established a generous endowment for the university to make programs like this possible.