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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, June 16, 2018
2:00 PM

Film Screening and Discussion—The Ito Sisters: An American Story

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This engaging 2017 documentary from director Antonia Grace Glenn focuses on the experiences of Issei and Nisei women whose voices have largely been excluded from American history. At the heart of the film are three Nisei sisters: Natsuye (Nancy), Haruye (Lillian), and Hideko (Hedy), who were born on a farm in the Sacramento River Delta and whose lives were directly impacted by significant historical events such as the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, the Great Depression, and World War II.

Their narratives are set against the backdrop of the anti-Japanese movement in California, which culminated in the forced evacuation and incarceration of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans from the West Coast. Interviewed in their 80s and 90s, the three sisters are colorful and memorable characters, recalling stories of humor, hardship, and heartbreak.

The screening will be followed by a discussion between the filmmaker and Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Professor of the Graduate School at the University of California, Berkeley, and Michael Omi, Associate Professor of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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

In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum

Saturday, July 7, 2018
2:00 PM

Film Screening and Discussion—Loving (2016)

This historical drama is based on the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose 1958 arrest for interracial marriage in Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court’s historic 1967 decision that invalidated state anti-miscegenation laws.

Panel discussion to follow screening, moderated by hapa.me creator Kip Fulbeck and with panelists Ken Tanabe and Catherine Leung of Loving Day, the world’s largest network of multiethnic community celebrations. Tanabe is its founder.

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

In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum

In conjunction with the exhibition hapa.me – 15 years of the hapa project

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