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, 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>>

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
7:00 PM

Film Screening and Q&A: Saving Face


In a partnership with Visual Communications and Angry Asian Man, JANM is pleased to present a tenth anniversary screening of the theatrical release of the romantic comedy/drama Saving Face.

A Manhattan surgeon faces pressure from her mother to find a nice man and settle down. What the mother doesn’t realize is that her daughter is gay. The film looks at the surgeon’s struggle to find balance between career, romance, and family expectations.

Following the screening, there will be a Q&A moderated by Angry Asian Man (Phil Yu) with director Alice Wu, producer Teddy Zee, and cast including Michelle Krusiec, Lynn Chen, and Brian Yang.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., screening at 7 p.m., Q&A at 8:45 p.m. Reception with cash bar to follow, at Far Bar, 347 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

$8 JANM and VC members, $10 non-members, $14 at the door.

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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