Posted in movies | music on August 13, 2011

Saigon Electric

New film Saigon Electric is screening as part of this year's Asian American International Film Festival tonight, Saturday, August 13th at Clearview Chelsea. AAIFF describe the film:

In the metropolis of Saigon, Mai (Van Trang), a traditional ribbon dancer from the countryside, meets tough street dancer Kim (Quynh Hoa) and soon becomes captivated by the city's vibrant underground hip-hop scene. Representing the struggles of Vietnamese youth culture, this energetic film showcases bold, fresh talent with dynamic choreography and heartfelt narrative
The Stranger calls it one of the best hiphop films ever made.

Tickets for the screening are on sale now. Check out the trailer below and a music video for Suboi's "Walk," which appears on the films soundtrack. BV photographer Bao Nguyen directed the video and was also director of photography for the film.

The free afterparty is at Stay Lounge (244 East Houston Street (Aves A & B) at 10pm.

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Saigon Electric Official Trailer

Suboi - "Walk" Official Video

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Comments (48)

lol

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2011 2:08 PM

If this movie was about Chillwave, Hummus, and Frohawk I'd be interested.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2011 2:20 PM

chinggers?

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2011 2:34 PM

This is a good movie but not the best hip hop movie ever for sure! I already watched it and I didn't like it too much.

Posted by Zak Show | August 13, 2011 3:22 PM

You know ... it's funny. Earlier this morning I was thinking, gosh, it's been forever since I've seen a post from Saigon Vegan. So hell yes, this is a good day!

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2011 4:09 PM

Well I for one ain't gonna support no Commie bastard movie about a bunch of chinggers singing some kinda "wing ding dang dong" nonsense. This here's 'Merica, and these stripes don't bleed.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2011 4:13 PM

Posted by Tom-E Blunt | August 13, 2011 5:13 PM

What The Phuc

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2011 9:13 AM

These pathetic racist comments aside, that Suboi song is a sad joke.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2011 10:22 AM

come on bv, change the damn update! i'm tired of looking at these joksters copy something i saw twenty years ago.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2011 10:35 AM

This is a decent movie and it is very different from the typical movie you expect about hip hop. However, to say that it is the greatest hip hop movie is way too exaggerated.

Posted by Home Improvement | August 14, 2011 10:36 AM

^ your comment to me reads like a charlie brown voice sounds. i hear absolutely nothing but garbled voices. stfu.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2011 10:49 AM

What The Phuc, THANKS
Redes de proteção

Posted by Telas de proteção | August 14, 2011 11:59 AM

Suboi song is a sad joke! Thanks from Brazil

Posted by Redes de proteção | August 14, 2011 12:01 PM

Way to go Bao! This is awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2011 12:53 PM

Boa Nigguyen, the Blasian transvestite cabaret dancer

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2011 2:07 PM

Must be nice to get paid to post about utter bullshit like this, that has absolutely nothing to do with the typical posts on here normally. No one cares nor will attend this.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2011 2:28 PM

Hey 2:28, ya smug prick. Bao is one of BV's photographers. In the immortal words of Iam Mackaye, "What the fuck have you done?!"

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2011 2:37 PM

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Typo. Ian.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2011 2:40 PM

Damn, I thought the "Walk" video was gonna be a hip hop cover of the Pantera song.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2011 3:11 PM

a hip hop film, oh rearry?

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2011 3:13 PM

Well the poster looks really cool.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2011 3:28 PM

Chinggers gonna Chingg.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2011 4:28 PM

This movie looks absolutely horrific. The story line is so simplistic, it could've been written by an 11 year old. If that's the case then it's an impressive effort, if not who ever funded this should be shot. What a waste of 2 minutes & 5 seconds of my life. In fact in 2 minutes & 5 seconds I could easily come up with something that was more interesting.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2011 5:12 PM

Crouching Tupac, Hidden Biggie

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2011 5:30 PM

Way to go Bao! as a fellow BV photog I admire Bao's work and look forward to seeing him carve out a successful career in the movie industry with his incredible talent. I will pay to see this movie just for Bao's contribution alone.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2011 6:22 PM

6:22, that's the spirit!

If these trolls and their loser friends actually did anything, good or bad, I would hope they would have the decency to give some support

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2011 6:40 PM

this looks better than Family Guy lol

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2011 8:54 PM

This is why America will always be #1. No matter how shitty things get, everyone else wants to make the same fucking movies that America already made.

And anyone that has to write a subtitle for the word "Yeah" should be kicked in the nuts.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | August 14, 2011 9:02 PM

Hey Look everybody! It's Crosseyed Sniper! You know, the BV regular who has absolutely nothing positive to say about anything. Thank god you're here!

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2011 9:12 PM

hey I'm a struggling youth, look at me I'm expressing my pain through dance and whatever music is popular in America!

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2011 9:20 PM

Would rather watch Step Up 3 lol

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2011 10:26 PM

The best hip hop movie ever made? I say beat street.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2011 1:53 AM

dem bitches crazy

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2011 7:03 AM

(It also features this great Kanye moment, "Doctors say I'm the illest because I'm suffering from realness/ Got my niggas in Paris, and they going gorillas," followed by a sample of Will Ferrell in Blades of Glory talking about how awesome shit doesn't have to mean anything.)

even pitchfork manages to acknowledge that hip-hop is meaningless. when will they realize the same is true for indie?

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2011 8:57 AM

thanks for post

Posted by iraq12 | August 15, 2011 10:07 AM

Juggalo postings of all kinds here!

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2011 12:37 PM

I have loads of positive things to say - as soon as there's a post about Deastro, Diamanda Galas or Tom Waits, I'm always there to support. I'm just a riddle wrapped inside an enigma, marinated in cognac. That's all.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | August 15, 2011 2:54 PM

even pitchfork manages to acknowledge that hip-hop is meaningless. when will they realize the same is true for indie?

Posted by android su | May 10, 2012 2:44 PM

Juggalo postings of all kinds here!

Posted by crysis 2 working key | May 10, 2012 2:44 PM

acknowledge that hip-hop is meaningless. when will they realize the same is true for indie? !

Posted by Pokemon team building | May 10, 2012 2:45 PM

dem bitches crazy

Posted by new name | May 10, 2012 2:46 PM

I really liked your post, really interesting this article.

Posted by Redes de Proteção | December 19, 2012 8:37 AM

You have done a great job with each unique point made on this topic. Thank you for your hard work.

Posted by Redes de protecao | January 31, 2013 12:18 PM

thanks for post, very nice

Posted by Envidraçamento de sacadas | February 19, 2013 6:52 PM

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