Series: Film Screenings
All programs are free for Museum members and free with admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.
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Infinity & Chashu Ramen by Kerwin Berk
The universe unfolds a little differently in San Francisco’s Japantown—a magical, little neighborhood in the heart of the city where unseen spirits still roam the streets, keeping people’s lives running on course. Starring Hiroshi Kashiwagi and Wendy Woo. Directed by Kerwin Berk. Q&A with cast and crew to follow.
Purchase tickets at infinityandchashuramen.com. $10 advance tickets; $12 at door; $8 for members.
Issei: The First Generation
This program is co-sponsored by the Aratani Endowed Chair, UCLA Asian American Studies.
The Crumbles by Akira Boch
This film is an indie rock slice-of life tragicomedy about Darla, an overly serious musician whose stagnant life is shaken up when her long lost best friend Elisa shows up and crashes on her couch…indefinitely. Free-spirited Elisa has just moved back to Los Angeles after a devastating break-up, and no one else in their funky group of friends is willing to help her out. She is charming and musically gifted, making her the perfect partner in the band that Darla has long wanted to start up. But when the band gets rolling, insecurity, heartache, and oversized egos all work against them. While they both share dreams of rocking the globe, it becomes a monumental struggle just getting out of the garage.
Featuring music by Grammy winner Quetzal Flores. Directed by Akira Boch, the National Museum’s own Media Arts Specialist. Q&A with filmmakers to follow screening.