Series: Film Screenings
All programs are free for JANM members and free with admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.
Reservations are recommended for most programs; you may use the links below. You may also RSVP by emailing email@example.com or calling 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours in advance. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the number of people in your party. (RSVPs are not accepted for Family Festivals). For all ticketed events (classes, workshops, food tours, etc.), pre-payment is required to hold your space. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.
Film Screening and Q&A with Steve Aoki—I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead
Join us for a special screening of I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, a new documentary on the life of influential DJ, music producer, and record label founder Steve Aoki.
A heart-pumping and at times heartbreaking film, I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead was shot over the course of three years, during the making of Aoki’s 2014 Neon Future double album. As it follows Aoki’s journey to play the biggest show of his career, the film tackles his complex yet loving relationship with his father, legendary Benihana restaurant tycoon Rocky Aoki, and his struggle growing up Japanese American in Southern California during the 1980s and ’90s. This bittersweet film reveals how the weight of parental expectations paired with the search for personal identity created one of the most prominent Asian Americans in pop culture today.
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead premiered to a sold-out audience at the Tribeca Film Festival this past spring and was released on Netflix on August 19. Screening will be followed by a Q&A with Steve Aoki, moderated by musician and producer Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park.
Space is limited; RSVPs are required using the link below.
THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT
If you RSVP’d, we recommend you arrive early. Seats are first come, first serve. Doors open at 7 p.m. There will be a stand-by line starting at 6 p.m. Unclaimed seats will be released at 7:30 p.m.
Film Screening—Tatau: Marks of Polynesia Documentary
Made by the organizers of Tatau: Marks of Polynesia, this documentary film explores the history of the 2,000-year-old art form as well as the influential Su‘a Sulu‘ape family and their mission to preserve the practice of traditional Samoan tattooing, providing insight into the origins of the art form.
The film includes exclusive interviews with Samoan Head of State Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta‘isi Efi, Prime Minister of Samoa Tuila‘epa Lupesoliai Neioti Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, renowned athlete Zita Martel, and tattoo artists Su‘a Sulu‘ape Alaiva‘a Petelo, Su‘a Sulu‘ape Peter, Su‘a Sulu‘ape Paul Jr., Su‘a Sulu‘ape Aisea Toetu‘u, Sulu‘ape Steve Looney, Tuigamala Andy Tauafiafi, Mike Fatutoa, and Sulu‘ape Si‘i Liufau.
Screening will be followed by a panel discussion with director John Agcaoili, exhibition curator Takahiro “Ryudaibori” Kitamura, and several artists featured in the film.
Free with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.
Image: Tattoo by Su‘a Sulu‘ape Alaiva‘a Petelo. Photo by John Agcaoili.