June 4, 2017 - 9:00pm

Whitney Humanities Center 53 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511

‘She said no’, and in that moment there was despair and hope. When the archive of memories becomes dead weight, stories have to be told anew. Elegy for The Time Being is a documentary film project inspired by the life of Huỳnh Sanh Thông – the first Vietnamese scholar to arrive at Yale University in the 1950s. The film moves through the alleys of the life of Huỳnh Sanh Thông to weave together moments that glimmer and sink, waiting to be told, and retold. Enmeshed with the musical quest of An Tran, a young Vietnamese guitarist and a personal seeking of Tram Luong, a young storyteller, the life and times of Huỳnh Sanh Thông find a new spirit.

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  • Whitney Humanities Center