About the film

Visit any strip mall in the United States, and there’s bound to be a Vietnamese nail salon. But few Americans know the history behind the salons and the 20 Vietnamese refugee women who in 1975 sparked a multibillion-dollar industry that supports their community to this day. Weaving powerful personal stories with insightful interviews, “Nailed It!” captures an unforgettable and often hilarious saga charting the rise, struggle, stereotypes and steady hold Vietnamese Americans have on today’s multiethnic $8 billion dollar nail economy. Michigan premiere.


1:30 p.m. Sat., April 13
Beacon Park

1 p.m. Sun., April 14
Cinema Detroit

Film credits

Year: 2019
Run time: 59 minutes
Director: Adele Free Pham
Producers: Adele Free Pham, Kelvin Saint Pham
Editor: Jessica Windt
Consulting Editor: Lewis Erskine
Cinematographer: Adele Free Pham