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Walk Run Cha-Cha

Screened Saturday, June 27, 2020 as part of our Windrider Virtual Film Forum

Screening followed by a Q&A conversation with director, Laura Nix.

Paul and Millie Cao fell in love as teenagers in Vietnam but were soon separated by the war. Years later they finally reunited in California. Now, after decades of working hard to build new lives, they are making up for lost time on the dance floor. Shot over a period of six years, WALK RUN CHA-CHA is an intimate, beautifully-crafted story about immigration, transformation and the power of love.

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  • Nominee – 92nd ACADEMY AWARD® Best Documentary Short Subject
  • Winner – Grand Jury Trống Đồng Award for Best Short – Viet Film Fest 2019
  • Official Selection – 2019 Tribeca Film Festival
  • Official Selection – 2019 Viet Film Fest
  • Official Selection – 2019 SFFILM Doc Stories
  • Official Selection – 2020 Athens Video Dance Project

Press Coverage for “Walk Run Cha-Cha”

Review by Clint Worthington

“The most uplifting and rewatchable of the nominated docs is “Walk Run Cha-Cha”…”


Point of View Magazine
Review by Pat Mullen

“The New York Times’ Op-Docs could finally land a win with this invigorating crowd-pleaser. Walk Run Cha-Cha is an absolute delight… We often hear about the Vietnam war, but not the struggles that come after. With its charming dancers and captivating moves, Walk Run Cha-Cha shimmies to top marks from the judges.”

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