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Series: Film Screenings

All programs are free for JANM members and free 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.

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
7:30 PM

Film Screening and Q&A with Steve Aoki—I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead

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FREE

Join us for a special screening of I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, a new documentary on the life of influential DJ, music producer, and record label founder Steve Aoki.

A heart-pumping and at times heartbreaking film, I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead was shot over the course of three years, during the making of Aoki’s 2014 Neon Future double album. As it follows Aoki’s journey to play the biggest show of his career, the film tackles his complex yet loving relationship with his father, legendary Benihana restaurant tycoon Rocky Aoki, and his struggle growing up Japanese American in Southern California during the 1980s and ’90s. This bittersweet film reveals how the weight of parental expectations paired with the search for personal identity created one of the most prominent Asian Americans in pop culture today.

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead premiered to a sold-out audience at the Tribeca Film Festival this past spring and was released on Netflix on August 19. Screening will be followed by a Q&A with Steve Aoki, moderated by musician and producer Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park.

Space is limited; RSVPs are required using the link below.

General admission tickets are sold out. There will be a stand-by line starting at 6 p.m. If you RSVP’d, we recommend you arrive early. Seats are first come, first serve. Doors open at 7 p.m. Unclaimed reservations will be released at 7:30 p.m.

A limited number of tickets are still available for current JANM members. JANM members must RSVP to memberevents@janm.org or 213.830.5646. If you are not a current member, you may join/renew by phone when reserving your ticket.

Saturday, October 29, 2016
2:00 PM

Film Screening—Tatau: Marks of Polynesia Documentary

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A screening of the documentary film made in conjunction with Tatau: Marks of Polynesia will be followed by a panel discussion with director John Agcaoili, exhibition curator Takahiro “Ryudaibori” Kitamura, and exhibiting artists Sulu‘ape Steve Looney, Tuigamala Andy Tauafiafi, Sulu‘ape Si‘i Liufau, and Mike Fatutoa.

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

Image: Tattoo by Su‘a Sulu‘ape Alaiva‘a Petelo. Photo by John Agcaoili.

In conjunction with the exhibition Tatau: Marks of Polynesia

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