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