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SAN JOSÉ– Screening of NAILED IT as part of Stories from the Farther Shore Film Series

March 23, 2019 @ 11:30 am1:30 pm


SAN JOSÉ– Screening of California Humanities-supported film Nailed It as part of Stories from the Farther Shore: Southeast Asian Film Series co-presented by San Jose Museum of Art and the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, a special film program showcasing recent documentary, short, artistic, and feature-length films by Southeast Asian filmmakers taking place from March 20 to March 24, 2019. Check out the Full Schedule here which includes 13 films over five days.

Saturday, March 23 at 6:30 pm

Nailed It. 2017. USA. Directed by Adele Free Pham. English and Vietnamese with English  subtitles. 59 min.
MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, Castellano Playhouse
510 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

In any strip mall in the United States, there is bound to be a Vietnamese nail salon. While ubiquitous in cities across the country, few Americans know the history behind the salons and the twenty Vietnamese refugee women who, in 1975, sparked a multibillion dollar industry that supports their community to this day. Weaving powerful stories with insightful interviews, Nailed It captures an unforgettable and often hilarious saga born of tragedy, charting the rise, struggle, stereotypes, and steady hold Vietnamese Americans have on today’s multiethnic $8 billion-dollar nail industry.

Producers: Adele Free Pham, Ina Adele Ray, Kelvin Saint Pham
Cinematography: Adele Free Pham
Editors: Jessica Lee Salas, Lewis Erskine
Cast: Tippi Hedren, Kelvin Saint Pham, Charlie Vo, Olivett Robinson

Stories from the Farther Shore: Southeast Asian Film Series is supported by California Humanities through a Humanities for All Project grant. 

Nailed It is supported by California Humanities through a California Documentary Project grant. 



March 23, 2019
11:30 am – 1:30 pm