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The Things They Carried - On Film

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Wednesday February 01 10:00 PM -  
From Saigon to Sanctuary

Community Access Channels screen the video documentary, From Saigon to Sanctuary: the story of Vietnamese Refugees in West Michigan: a documentary project.” (2002)

10:00pm, Ch 21.
Location: Community Access Broadcast

Friday February 03 8:00 PM -
From Saigon to Sanctuary

Community Access Channels screen the video documentary, From Saigon to Sanctuary: the story of Vietnamese Refugees in West Michigan: a documentary project.” (2002)

8:00pm, Ch 21
Location: Community Access Broadcast

Sunday February 05 1:00 PM -
From Saigon to Sanctuary

Community Access Channels screen the video documentary, From Saigon to Sanctuary: the story of Vietnamese Refugees in West Michigan: a documentary project.” (2002)

1:00pm, Ch 19
Location: Community Access Broadcast

Monday February 06 8:00 PM -
From Saigon to Sanctuary

Community Access Channels screen the video documentary, From Saigon to Sanctuary: the story of Vietnamese Refugees in West Michigan: a documentary project.” (2002)

8:00pm, Ch 19
Location: Community Access Broadcast

Wednesday February 08 7:00 PM -
From Saigon to Sanctuary

Community Access Channels screen the video documentary, From Saigon to Sanctuary: the story of Vietnamese Refugees in West Michigan: a documentary project.” (2002)

7:00pm, Ch 22
Location: Community Access Broadcast

Thursday February 09 7:00 PM -
The Fog of War

Film Series Kick-off: Lessons of a 'Limited War'

The Fog of War (2004)
Documentary about Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations, who subsequently became president of the World Bank. The documentary will combine an interview with Mr. McNamara discussing some of the tragedies and glories of the 20th Century, archival footage, documents, and an original score by Philip Glass.

Location: KPL Central

Friday February 10 8:00 PM -
From Saigon to Sanctuary

Community Access Channels screen the video documentary, From Saigon to Sanctuary: the story of Vietnamese Refugees in West Michigan: a documentary project.” (2002)

8:00pm, Ch 19
Location: Community Access Broadcast

Saturday February 11 4:00 PM -
From Saigon to Sanctuary

Community Access Channels screen the video documentary, From Saigon to Sanctuary: the story of Vietnamese Refugees in West Michigan: a documentary project.” (2002)

4:00pm, Ch 20
Location: Community Access Broadcast

Sunday February 12 12:00 PM -
From Saigon to Sanctuary

Community Access Channels screen the video documentary, From Saigon to Sanctuary: the story of Vietnamese Refugees in West Michigan: a documentary project.” (2002)

12noon, Ch 22
Location: Community Access Broadcast

Thursday February 16 7:00 PM -
The Weather Underground

Film Series: The Wars at Home

The Weather Underground (2004)
A feature-length documentary that explores the rise and fall of this radical movement, as former members speak candidly about the idealistic passion that drove them to "bring the war home" and the trajectory that placed them on the FBI's most wanted list.

Location: KPL Central

Thursday February 23 7:00 PM -
The Deer Hunter

Film series: American Myth, American War, I

The Deer Hunter (1978)
Storywriter/ producer/ director Michael Cimino's epic about war and friendship - and only his second film (following Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)). It is a powerful, disturbing and compelling look at the Vietnam War through the lives of three blue-collar, Russian-American friends in a small steel-mill town before, during, and after their service in the war.

Location: WMU - Little Theater

Thursday March 02 6:00 PM -
Apocalypse Now Redux

Film series:  American Myth, American War, II

Apocalypse Now Redux (1979)
Digitally remastered with 49 minutes of previously unseen footage, Apocalypse Now Redux is the reference standard of Francis Coppola's 1979 epic. Based on Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness, this is a controversial addition to the multitude of Vietnam war movies in existence.

Location: KPL Central

Thursday March 02 10:00 PM -
Phan Thi Kim Phuc - The Human Suffering

A Community Access screening of a 43 minute filmed talk by Phan Thi Kim Phuc, the Canadian/Vietnamese woman whose picture, as a 9-year-old, was seen across the world as she ran down a road screaming in pain away from her napalmed village.  She tells her story (at a local church service) which is also illustrated with film and still pictures from the war era and her specific "moment."

Community Access Center Channel 20
Location: Community Access Broadcast

Saturday March 04 9:00 PM -
Phan Thi Kim Phuc - The Human Suffering

A Community Access screening of a 43 minute filmed talk by Phan Thi Kim Phuc, the Canadian/Vietnamese woman whose picture, as a 9-year-old, was seen across the world as she ran down a road screaming in pain away from her napalmed village.  She tells her story (at a local church service) which is also illustrated with film and still pictures from the war era and her specific "moment."

Community Access Center Channel 20
Location: Community Access Broadcast

Monday March 06 7:00 PM -
Phan Thi Kim Phuc - The Human Suffering

A Community Access screening of a 43 minute filmed talk by Phan Thi Kim Phuc, the Canadian/Vietnamese woman whose picture, as a 9-year-old, was seen across the world as she ran down a road screaming in pain away from her napalmed village.  She tells her story (at a local church service) which is also illustrated with film and still pictures from the war era and her specific "moment."

Community Access Center Channel 20
Location: Community Access Broadcast

Thursday March 09 7:00 PM -
Film series: The Things They Carried

Gao Rang (meaning grilled or burnt rice)
The story of a small band of North Vietnamese and NLF cameramen/soldiers who, in their own words, describe their experiences filming in combat, first against the French and later the Americans.

When the Tenth Month Comes
A portrayal of the suffering brought about by the Vietnam war.

Location: WMU - Little Theater

Sunday March 12 5:30 PM -
Phan Thi Kim Phuc - The Human Suffering

A Community Access screening of a 43 minute filmed talk by Phan Thi Kim Phuc, the Canadian/Vietnamese woman whose picture, as a 9-year-old, was seen across the world as she ran down a road screaming in pain away from her napalmed village.  She tells her story (at a local church service) which is also illustrated with film and still pictures from the war era and her specific "moment."

Community Access Center Channel 20
Location: Community Access Broadcast

Thursday March 16 7:00 PM -  
Platoon

Film series: “Realities” of War:

Platoon
The story of every soldier whose innocence was lost in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam. Chris Taylor arrives and quickly discovers that his worst enemies are not just the Viet Cong, but gnawing fear, physical exhaustion and the anger growing within himself.

Texas Township Campus in the "Commons Theater"
Location: KVCC

Thursday March 23 7:00 PM -
Regret to Inform and Rising Above

Film series: Legacies and Loss

“Regret to Inform”
Commentary and interviews with American and Vietnamese widows from both sides of the conflict who speak openly about the men they loved (and lost) and how war changed their lives forever.

“Rising Above:  The Women of Vietnam”
A look at what has happened to Vietnamese women since the war.

Location: KPL Central

Monday March 27 7:00 PM -
Film Series Conclusion

K/RESA Education for the Arts students’ interpretations of  The Things They Carried.

Location: KPL Central

Wednesday April 05 7:00 PM -
After the Fog

This vivid documentary explores the human face of the war experience. Ten combat veterans reveal how they cope with the intense psychological, emotional, and physical changes wrought by war.

Location: KPL Central

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