Saturday, March 26, 2:15 – 3:30  PM—Film

Glen Pitre introduces Mary Queen of Vietnam, an hour-long television documentary, offering a lively look at one of Louisiana’s and America’s most fascinating but least understood ethnic cultures. He takes us inside the community surrounding Mary Queen of Vietnam Catholic Church in eastern New Orleans as it prepares for its huge annual Tet Festival. Through raucous public celebrations, private, never-before-filmed rituals, and daily life at work, school, and home, Mary Queen of Vietnam explores an immigrant community in transition by following multiple Vietnamese-Americans from three different generations.

Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street, $10 or Literary Discussion Pass or VIP Pass