Painted Nails
  • The God Chair The God Chair
Sat, Mar 5, 2016 5:00 PM
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 5:00 PM
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 9:00 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Section:Documentary Feature Competition
Rating:Not Rated
Premiere Status:World
Production Country:United States
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Erica Jordan
Dianne Griffin
Producer:Dianne Griffin
Erica Jordan
Nhung Pham
Screenwriter:Dianne Griffin
Erica Jordan
Music:Vanessa Vo
Le Cat Trong Ly
Cinematographer:Erica Jordan
Dianne Griffin
Editor:Erica Jordan
Dianne Griffin
Cast:Van Nguyen
Triet Dang


A shy Vietnamese immigrant removes more than nail polish.
Toxic chemicals and life-threatening health hazards are the last things on a woman's mind when she goes to get her nails done. The same could be said for mild-mannered Van Hoang who immigrated to America and resurrected her life through a nail salon. Surprise events in her personal life started Van wondering about the effects of the salon's products. Eventually, Van sheds her shy exterior to champion health rights. Providing a unique glimpse into the world of women, their nails, and the people who paint them, Painted Nails takes us from the simple pleasures of manicures to Van and her family's fulfilling transformation. - Nina Zheng

Preceded by the short film: The God Chair; dir. Mike Peebler; United States; 14 min.

Included Shorts

The God Chair (15min) More

Additional Information

Screening presented in honor of Jim Boyce