The schedule at the AFF's Web site (http://affd.org/2006/films.htm) has plenty to recommend. But chief among the entries is Ham Tran's wrenching Journey From the Fall, a mostly autobiographical tale about a family's separation in April 1975, when Saigon fell and the United States abandoned Vietnam to the Communists. The movie, shot by Before Night Falls' cinematographer Guillermo Rosas, tells two tales over the course of six years, and it bounces around like a 3-year-old without an attention span; one minute, Long Nguyen (the actor, whose character has the same name) is defiantly refusing to leave in 1975, and the next he's being dragged to a prison-yard box for punishment, and back and forth it goes until the audience, like Nguyen, loses a little of its mind. At the same time, his wife and son and mother are trying to escape Vietnam. They all presume each other dead; we find out the truth in heartening dribs and tearful drabs. Any fest would be proud to have it.