The Premier includes the Presentation of the Colors by the Marine Corps League, screening of Dreams of the Black Echo, a Q&A with the filmmakers from the US and Vietnam and an appearance by Stephen (Shorty) Menendez, featured in the film, who was a tunnel rat in Vietnam. Tickets are $20.  There will also be light refreshments offered in the Arrowhead Gallery before the film. 

Dreams of the Black Echo is a co-production with Duy Tan University in Vietnam and DSU film students, faculty and staff. It is the story of the Vietnam war, told to the younger generation through the experience of veterans from both sides of the conflict and the battle of Khe Sanh. It is a true co-production where film students at Duy Tan University produced half the film from the perspective of their veterans and DSU film students produced half the film at Dixie State University using U.S. veterans as the storytellers.

Dreams of the Black Echo is not a sweeping 14-year saga but rather the story told through one event – the battle of Khe Sanh which took place January to July 1968. Everyone in film gives eyewitness testimony of what they saw and experienced in that battle. Although there was plenty of propaganda pumped out on both sides, these veterans were completely oblivious to the propaganda because they were living the reality of war on the ground. It comes down to a basic shared experience told from both sides of the front lines. 2018/ USA, Runtime: 01:20:00

Executive Producers: David Hansen (USA), Le Nguyen Bao (Vietnam)

Producer/Directors: Phil Tuckett (Dixie State University), Tran Anh Tien (Duy Tan University)

Pre-film Reception – Cappeletti’s Restaurant, 6:00 PM SOLD OUT – We regret the $50 tickets for the reception at Cappeletti’s is sold out, but we know you will enjoy this spectacular salute to our veterans and unique and compelling film.

Gala Film Premier – Electric Theater, 7:00 PM

Tickets $20. Proceeds from the Gala benefit the DSU Film Program

Event Sponsored by:

The Generosity of Dave  and Carol Hansen