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     AFTER THE FALL
U.S.A., 65 mins, Color (Violence, Adult Content, Language)

MICHIGAN PREMIERE

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Director: Joe Pacheco
Producer: Joe Pacheco
Cinematographer: Joe Pacheco
Editor: Joe Pacheco
Cast: Tom Bissell, John Bissell, Morgan Meis, Bill Meis, Tran Luong

www.afterthefallmovie.com

After the Fall follows two American journalists on their trip to Vietnam for the 30th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, and explores the profound impact of the war on their fathers. Sharing a common interest in Vietnam, Tom Bissell — the son of John Bissell, a US Marine Captain who served in the war — and Morgan Meis — the son of Bill Meis, a draft resister who moved to Canada to protest the war— return to Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) to attend the anniversary ceremonies with the formerly black-listed Vice President of South Vietnam.

Unbeknownst to them, their activities are being monitored by the Vietnamese Secret Police, and after meeting with a "subversive" contemporary artist in Hanoi, Tom And Morgan get an all-too-real glimpse into the experiences that weighed so heavily on their fathers, with their own encounter ending in a minor international incident. Featuring interviews with both fathers and sons, After the Fall offers views from both sides of the conflict and two generations' perceptions of the war and its legacy.

Joe Pacheco
Joe Pacheco is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. His work with McSweeney's Publishing led to his feature directorial debut with the documentary, As Smart As They Are: The Author Project, which features several noted authors including Paul Auster, Dave Eggers and Jonathan Lethem. As Smart As They Are, has screened at over thirty film festivals worldwide, winning Best Feature Documentary (Atlanta Underground Film Festival), Best Music Documentary (Park City Film Music Festival), Best of Fest (Arizona International Film Festival), Jury Award (Lake County Film Festival) and Audience Award (Night Gallery Film Festival). He is also the founder and programmer of the Brooklyn Independent Cinema Series, a bi-weekly screening series dedicated to the exhibtion of independent films, and has been invited to serve as juror and curator for many film festivals nationwide. His photographs have been shown in numerous exhibitions including the “Life of the City” exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and featured in various publications including X-Ray Magazine, Poets & Writers, The Virginia Quarterly Review and The Gurdian (UK).
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          SEASONS
U.S.A., 2009, 7 mins, Color

Filmmaker lives in Michigan

WORLD PREMIERE

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Director: Philip Carrel

Seasons is about a man struggling to cope with the loss of his wife.

 
Showings
06/13/09 09:00 AMVenue 4
American Legion
Mason Street off Butler
 


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