Japanese American National Museum
Events Calendar

Series: Film Screenings

All programs are free for Museum members and free with general admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.

Reservations are recommended for most programs (RSVPs not needed for Family Festivals). Some programs may have separate reservation contacts. Please check program description. Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance by emailing or calling 213.625.0414. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the total in your party.

For all classes, workshops, and food tours, pre-payment is required to hold your space. Please call 213.625.0414 or purchase tickets online using the links below. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.


Saturday, October 25, 2014
7:00 PM

Ch*nk, Dir. Stanley Yung


To celebrate Halloween, JANM will screen Ch*nk, a horror feature about an Asian American serial killer. The film was written and produced by JANM Vice President of Programs Koji Steven Sakai. A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the screening.

There will be a pre-screening reception with drinks and light refreshments. A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the screening.

Guests are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. No masks or weapons.

Click here to watch a trailer of the film>>

The film is not rated and contains graphic images, violence and strong language.

Reception sponsored by Kirin Brewery of America LLC.

Saturday, November 8, 2014
11:00 AM

Double Feature: Great Japanese Americans


In appreciation of Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc.’s commitment to telling the Japanese American story, JANM will screen two of their documentaries:

11 a.m.: Journey to Washington: On the Trail of Senator Daniel Inouye

2 p.m.: Scott Fujita: The Man Behind the Name


Watch a video interview with Senator Inouye on Discover Nikkei>>

Courtesy of

Thursday, December 4, 2014
8:00 PM

Hello Kitty Vintage Film Festival


Enjoy rarely-screened gems from the Sanrio vaults, including Nutcracker Fantasy, a 1979 stop-motion animated film, and Hello Kitty animations from the 1970s and ’80s.

$8 members, $10 non-members.

In conjunction with the exhibition Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty

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