How To Fight in Six Inch Heels

Directed by Ham Tran

GALA PRESENTATIONS / Vietnam / 2013 / Bay Area Connection, Comedy / 90 mins / Vietnamese with English subtitles / Color / North America Premiere


In the new uproarious comedy, HOW TO FIGHT IN SIX INCH HEELS, director Ham Tran (JOURNEY FROM THE FALL) and triple threat – writer/producer/star – Kathy Uyen (KEIU) team up to create a vibrant Asian American feature that scored box office success in Vietnam in 2013. Soon to make a similar mark in the United States, we are thrilled to launch the film’s first stop at CAAMFest.

Meet Anne, an ambitious Vietnamese American fashion designer who has it all: a successful career and a dreamy fiance. Things quickly change, when Kiet, the fiance relocates to Vietnam and Anne becomes suspicious of Kiet’s intentions. In haste she flies to Vietnam, disguises herself as a supermodel and accidentally becomes Vietnam’s new IT girl.

HOW TO FIGHT is a benchmark film that showcases the best of Vietnam’s film industry, which is lead by a plethora of Asian Americans. A success for the entire cast and crew, however Bay Area’s own Kathy Uyen shines bright in this breakout role. Reminiscent of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, HOW TO FIGHT is a cleverly written film bursting with strong female characters, a perfect blend of humorous and touching moments and of course, fashion a plenty. This is the perfect film to start off CAAMFest with style and celebrate Asian Americans who are making global impact.

- Masashi Niwano

Guests In Attendance: Ham Tran (Director), Timothy Linh Bui (Producer), Tim Tori (Screenplay), Kathy Uyen (Cast/Producer), Truc Diem (Cast), Sigmund Watkins (Cast) and Nuchsuda Charmreonpucksa (Costume Designer)

Co-presented by OneVietnam and Cal VSA


Director: Ham Tran
Producer: Timothy Linh Bui, Irene Trinh, Kathy Uyen
Writer: Tim Tori
Story by: Kathy Uyen
Cast: Kathy Uyen, Truc Diem, Don Nguyen, Petey Majik Nguyen, Sigmund Watkins, YaYa Truong Nhi, Phuong Mai


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    Opening Night Gala

    After HOW TO FIGHT IN SIX INCH HEELS, strut over to our spectacular Opening Night Gala at San Francisco's Asian Art Museum. Explore Yoga: The Art of Transformation, the world's first major art exhibition about yoga, enjoy delicious bites and libations created by local restaurants and beverage purveyors, and dance to beats spun by local DJS. Experience a special presentation by fashionistas Retrofit Republic. Get your tickets early — this party will sell out!

    Preceded by: How To Fight in Six Inch Heels

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    Employed Identity

    GALA PRESENTATIONS / Vietnam / 2014 / 6 mins
    EMPLOYED IDENTITY is a web series that explores the phenomenon of Vietnamese abroad returning to Vietnam, the country of their parents’ birth, to find both themselves and successful careers. In this episode, Director Bao Nguyen showcases the rise of Kathy Uyen from Bay Area emerging actor to international star.

    Precedes: How To Fight in Six Inch Heels, Stateless

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How To Fight in Six Inch Heels

Castro Theatre
March 13, 2014 7:00 pm
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Opening Night Gala

Asian Art Museum
March 13, 2014 9:30 pm
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