Hard as it might be for Americans to believe (though the French were well-aware), the nation of Vietnam existed for a long time prior to our involvement in the war. Buffalo Boy takes a look at agrarian life in '40s-era Vietnam, telling the story of a young man who sets out to find grass for his family's two starving buffalo. In the process, he aligns himself with a group of vagabond buffalo herders and discovers that there is potentially a lot more to life than tending farm animals-for better or worse. Buffalo Boy is screening as part of the Bowers Museum's "Viet Film Wave" series, which presents films from the country Nixon wished never existed.
Sun., May 4, 3:30 p.m., 2008