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Series: Film Screenings

All programs are free for JANM members and included 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 rsvp@janm.org 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.

 

Saturday, January 20, 2018
2:00 PM

Film Screening—Mifune: The Last Samurai

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This new film by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki explores the accidental movie career of iconic actor Toshiro Mifune, one of the true giants of world cinema.

Included with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

Tateuchi Democracy Forum

Saturday, January 27, 2018
12:30 PM

Film Screening and Discussion—Unsettled: Two Films of Japanese Peru

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Kaori Flores Yonekura’s Nikkei (2011) is an exploration of the filmmaker’s family history in the Americas, while Ann Kaneko’s Against the Grain (2008) documents the work of four artists who defy decades of civil war and tyranny to reimagine Peruvian visual culture. Among those artists is Eduardo Tokeshi, whose work is featured in JANM’s Transpacific Borderlands. Kaneko will be present for a Q&A following the screening.

This program is curated and moderated by Renee Tajima-Peña, an Oscar-nominated filmmaker and professor of Asian American Studies at UCLA.

Included with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

Tateuchi Democracy Forum

Saturday, February 10, 2018
2:00 PM

Film Screening and Discussion—Resistance at Tule Lake

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This new documentary from director/producer Konrad Aderer tells the long-suppressed story of 12,000 Japanese Americans who dared to resist the US government’s program of mass incarceration during World War II. Giving voice to experiences that have been marginalized for over 70 years, the film challenges the nationalist, one-sided ideal of wartime “loyalty.” Panel with the filmmakers will follow the screening.

Included with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

Tateuchi Democracy Forum

Read a 2015 interview with Konrad Aderer about the film project.

Saturday, February 24, 2018
2:00 PM

Film Screening and Discussion—Our Man in Tokyo (The Ballad of Shin Miyata)

Tokyo-based record label owner and music promoter Shin Miyata is the only person in Japan distributing Chicano music and bringing bands from East LA to perform live. For nearly two decades, he has struggled to build community relationships, break stereotypes, and challenge social norms.

Directed by Akira Boch, this film is a production of JANM’s Frank H. Watase Media Arts Center. Screening will be followed by a Q&A with Miyata and East LA musicians, plus a live musical performance TBA.

Included with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

Tateuchi Democracy Forum

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