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    The Donut Dollies

    Directed by Norman Anderson
    USA/Vietnam | 87 minutes | True Stories

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    The Donut Dollies

    Directed by Norman Anderson
    USA/Vietnam | 87 minutes | True Stories

  • View Trailer

    The Donut Dollies

    Directed by Norman Anderson
    USA/Vietnam | 87 minutes | True Stories

  • View Trailer

    The Donut Dollies

    Directed by Norman Anderson
    USA/Vietnam | 87 minutes | True Stories

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    The Donut Dollies

    Directed by Norman Anderson
    USA/Vietnam | 87 minutes | True Stories

Two women bravely return to Vietnam after 47 years to remember their intense and transformative experiences as Red Cross Donut Dollie volunteers, boosting the morale of battle-worn soldiers on the frontlines while negotiating their own unforgettable emotional journey.

Schedule

January 6, 2020 4:00 PM Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center) Tickets not available
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January 7, 2020 12:00 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 12, 2020 1:30 PM Mary Pickford is D'Place Tickets not available
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film synopsis

After returning to Vietnam for the first time in 47 years, two women experience an upwelling of emotions as they trace their early experiences as Red Cross Donut Dollie volunteers in 1968, moving via helicopter from one battle zone to the next to provide beaten-down troops with a fresh and smiling face. The Dollies are treated with immense compassion and hospitality by the Vietnamese, but it is their encounters with traveling U.S. veterans that bring up feelings so strong and complex that no one can dam their tears. The Dollies recount their profound journey from admittedly naïve young women to emergency therapists for grieving and traumatized soldiers. Though their mission was to project wholesome motherly and sisterly love, there were a few instances of wild nights and secret affairs. This moving film honors their sacrifice and serves as a reminder that not all Dollies made it back from the war, either.

film details

Director: Norman Anderson
Producers: Jess Hill
Cinematographers: Joe Cicio
Editor: Norm Anderson
Cast: Dorset Anderson, Mary Bowe
Country: USA/Vietnam
Language: in English and Vietnamese with English subtitles
Year: 2019
Running Time: 87 minutes
Website: http://donutdollies.com/

guests in attendance

Director Norman Anderson, producer Jess Hill, and subject Dorset Anderson are expected to be in attendance on January 6, 7, and 12. 

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