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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 rsvp@janm.org 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, March 7, 2015
2:00 PM

Reiko's Hina Dolls

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This fictional film is based on the true story of a Canadian woman who managed to keep a collection of traditional Japanese dolls safe with her throughout the WWII incarceration process.

Free with museum admission.

Purchase the DVD at the JANM Store.

Learn more about the film in this interview with the filmmaker on Discover Nikkei.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
7:00 PM

Big Trouble in Little Tokyo presents Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

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Big Trouble in Little China, whose title inspired that of this film series, is an action-adventure film set in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Directed by John Carpenter, it received mixed reviews when first released but has since become a cult classic. Rated PG-13.

Q&A with actors George Cheung, Al Leong, Gerald Okamura, and Peter Kwong to follow screening.

Pre-sale: $8 JANM and Visual Communications members, $10 general.
At the door (if available): $12 JANM and VC members, $15 general.

Big Trouble in Little Tokyo is a film series presented by JANM in partnership with Angry Asian Man, First Pond Entertainment, and Visual Communications.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
7:00 PM

Big Trouble in Little Tokyo presents The Curse of Quon Gwon: When the Far East Mingles with the West (1916-17)

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Special screening in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

The Curse of Quon Gwon is a silent black-and-white film. It is the earliest known film directed by a Chinese American and one of the earliest directed by a woman, Marion Wong. The evening’s special guest will be Arthur Dong, a noted filmmaker who helped to facilitate preservation of two reels of The Curse by the Academy Film Archive. Portions of the film remain missing. This film is unrated.

Q&A with Arthur Dong and Dr. Greg Mark, professor at California State University, Sacramento, to follow screening.

Pre-sale: $8 JANM and Visual Communications members, $10 general.
At the door (if available): $12 JANM and VC members, $15 general.

Big Trouble in Little Tokyo is a film series presented by JANM in partnership with Angry Asian Man, First Pond Entertainment, and Visual Communications.

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