Touch to Open in New York City on August 10th, 2012

For Immediate Release

June 2012

Touch to Open in NYC on August 10th, 2012

LOS ANGELES — Touch, an independent film written and directed by Minh Duc Nguyen, produced by Mellissa Tong, is currently scheduled to open in NYC on August 10th, showing exclusively at AMC Empire 25, 234 West 42nd St., New York, NY.


Touch is a romantic drama about a mechanic looking to save his faltering marriage. He strikes up an unlikely friendship with a reserved Vietnamese-American manicurist, who not only does the impossible — cleaning his filthy hands — but also gives him advice about his love life.


This sensual film explores the sense of touch and its emotional impact — how with just a simple touch, we can reveal our deepest longings, and even heal a wounded soul.


Making her cinematic debut in Touch, actress Porter Lynn pleasantly surprises audiences with her mature poise and unassuming strength in portraying Tam. Her powerful performance won her Best Actress award  at Boston International Film Festival. She is costarring with John Ruby,
Melinda Bennett, Long Nguyen (Journey from the Fall), and Hiep Thi Le (Heaven & Earth).


During its film festival tour, Touch has captured numerous awards: Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film at Vietnamese International Film Festival; Best Actress, Best Story Line, and Best Cinematography at Boston International Film Festival; Best First Feature at Santa Rosa International Film Festival; Jury Award and Audience Choice Award at Atlanta Asian Film Festival; and Special Jury Award for Features at Houston WorldFest.


In America, over 75% of the nail salons are owned and operated by Vietnamese Americans. The  nail salon industry provides countless job opportunities for Vietnamese immigrants, but their stories have never been told on-screen. For the first time, we are telling a story about these women, from their point-of-view. Minh, in his directorial debut, sees the nail salon as the perfect setting to tell a  multicultural romance, a place where Vietnamese workers interact daily with  their American customers from all walks of life. But sometimes the universal need  for human contact can break through the limitations of a simple manicure…



Please contact Mellissa Tong at  310-836-3818, or for any press inquiries.

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