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See Award Winning Indie “Touch” in San Jose

Friday, March 16th, 2012 by

Touch, an independent film written and directed by Minh Duc Nguyen, is slated for release in selected cities, starting with San Jose on March 9th and Orange County on March 16th, showing exclusively at AMC Eastridge 15 and AMC Block 30.

Touch is a romantic drama. A mechanic looking to save his faltering marriage strikes up an unlikely friendship with a shy Vietnamese-American manicurist, who not only cleans his greasy hands but also gives him advice about his love life. This sensual film explores the sense of touch and its emotional impact — how with just a simple touch, we can reveal our deepest longings and even heal a wounded soul.

Making her cinematic debut in Touch, actress Porter Lynn will pleasantly surprise audiences with her mature poise and unassuming strength in portraying Tam. Her moving performance won her Best Actress award at Boston International Film Festival. She is costarring with John Ruby, Melinda Bennett, Long Nguyen (Journey from the Fall), and Hiep Thi Le (Heaven & Earth).

During its film festival tour, Touch has captured numerous awards: Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film at Vietnamese International Film Festival; Best Actress, Best Story Line, and Best Cinematography at Boston International Film Festival; Best First Feature at Santa Rosa International Film Festival; Jury Award at Atlanta Asian Film Festival.

In America, 75% of the nail salons are owned and operated by Vietnamese. The nail salon industry provides countless job opportunities for Vietnamese immigrants, but their stories have never been told on-screen. For the first time, we have a film that poignantly depicts the lives of women working in a typical nail salon. This is the inspiration for the story, written by Minh Duc Nguyen (also making his directorial debut), who sees the nail salon as the perfect setting to tell a multicultural story. But the movie also touches on universal themes such as love, loss, and the importance of human contact.

For more information visit the Touch film webpage.

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