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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Summer Film Festival: Top of Their Game

events/Top100.gif To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Frank H. Watase Media Arts Center, the National Museum will continuously screen Top of Their Game.

Top of Their Game profiles Japanese American athletes from three generations and nine different sports. Interviews, historical images and action footage reveal the behind-the-scenes stories of those who have risen to the “top of their game.”

Featured are Kristi Yamaguchi, Tommy Kono and Emerick Ishibawa, Wayne Miyata and Don Kadowaki, Judy Kikuta and Dusty Mizunoue, Wally Yonamine, Bob Kinjii Shibuya, Wat Misaka, Ann Kiyomura Hayashi, and Johnnie, Eric and Chad Morton.

62 min.

[Purchase a copy of Top of Their Game at the Museum Store Online]

This special showing will be screened at the Terasaki Orientation Theater.
Thursday, July 2, 2009

Summer Film Festival: Bento to Mixed Plate: Politics of Plate Lunch

events/bento100.gif To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Frank H. Watase Media Arts Center, the National Museum will continuously screen Bento to Mixed Plate: Politics of Plate Lunch.

Politics of Plate Lunch is a penetrating yet tender look beneath the “island paradise” stereotype to explore the inter-ethnic and generational complexities of contemporary Hawai‘i.

20 min.

This special showing will be screened at the Terasaki Orientation Theater.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
2:00 PM—4:00 PM

Film Screening: On Paper Wings

events/Recovered_Balloon100.jpg On Paper Wings is the story of four Japanese women who worked on balloon bombs, the families of those killed in the U.S., and the man whose actions brought them all together forty years after WWII, and the balloon bomb project.

During WWII, the Japanese military developed a new weapon intended to strike directly at the American continent – the balloon bomb. Thousands of hydrogen-filled balloons were attached to bombs and then launched into the jet stream to drift toward North America.

When six civilians found a balloon bomb in Southern Oregon, the device exploded. They became the only people killed on the continental U.S. as the result of enemy action during WWII.

This is the story of four Japanese women who worked on balloon bombs, the families of those killed in Oregon, and the Japanese American man whose actions brought them all together forty years after WWII, and the balloon bomb project.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Summer Film Festival: Harsh Canvas: The Art and Life of Henry Sugimoto

events/henry100.gif To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Frank H. Watase Media Arts Center, the National Museum will continuously screen Harsh Canvas: The Art and Life of Henry Sugimoto
From Japan to California, on to Paris, then to concentration camps in Arkansas that transformed his art forever and finally to New York, Henry Sugimoto (1900-1990) pursued what he called, “the path of an artist.”

Sugimoto’s recently translated memoirs, brought to life by Academy Award nominated actor Mako, reveal the artist’s own journey through his life and art. Features his paintings and sketches, rare archival footage, and film of the artist just before his death.

30 min

[Purchase a copy of Harsh Canvas: The Art and Life of Henry Sugimoto at the "Museum Store Online]

This special showing will be screened at the Terasaki Orientation Theater.
Thursday, June 4, 2009

Summer Film Festival: Eyewitness: Stan Honda - Reflections of a Photojournalist

events/stan100.gif To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Frank H. Watase Media Arts Center, the National Museum will continuously screen Eyewitness: Stan Honda - Reflections of a Photojournalist.

Following the devastation of the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001, photojournalist Stan Honda's extraordinary images of dazed, dust-enveloped victims riveted the public's attention to the covers and pages of national magazines and newspapers

Eyewitness: Stan Honda presents the photographer's own recollections and commentary, revealing the stories behind the haunting, unforgettable images that one media commentator observed, "put a face on the human witness and survivor stories."

25 min, 24 sec.

[Purchase a copy of Eyewitness: Stan Honda - Reflections of a Photojournalist at the "Museum Store Online]

This special showing will be screened at the Terasaki Orientation Theater.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
6:30 PM—8:30 PM

Film Screening

A screening featuring Erica Cho, Jesse Lerner and Bruce Yonemoto.

 

 

 

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