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Saturday, March 23, 2002
1:30 PM

Struggle and Success: The African American Experience in Japan

Struggle and Success: The African American Experience in Japan is the first documentary to thoroughly examine the complex relationships of African Americans and Japanese people. Reggie Life, executive producer and director, initially went to Japan as an Artist Fellow with the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission and Bunka-Cho. He is the recipient of many awards including a CINE Golden Eagle.

Thursday, October 4, 2001
7:00 PM

Toyo Miyatake: Infinite Shades of Gray

Elegant and penetrating, Toyo Miyatake: Infinite Shades of Gray positions this immigrant photographer within the canon of American art. In Los Angeles, Miyatake is renowned as a studio photographer. To others he is known for having smug gled a lens and film holder into one of America's WWII concentration camps. Yet it was his little-known artistic pursuits before the war that honed his discerning eye. Join filmmaker Bob Nakamura and composer David Iwataki as they share their experiences in creating the video, which includes never-before seen images of Manzanar and recently-discovered home movies of Little Tokyo taken by Miyatake. Iwataki will perform compositions from the soundtrack.

Sunday, July 22, 2001
3:00 PM

Harsh Canvas: The Art and Life of Henry Sugimoto

Video Premiere Screening and Panel Discussion in New York

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In conjunction with the exhibition Henry Sugimoto: Painting an American Experience
Thursday, July 12, 2001
7:30 PM

Harsh Canvas: The Art and Life of Henry Sugimoto

This documentary features rare home movie footage of Sugimoto painting in Jerome concentration camp and the voice of Academy Award-nominated actor Mako. The panel discussion immediately following includes Director John Esaki, musician David Iwataki and Mako.

In conjunction with the exhibition Henry Sugimoto: Painting an American Experience
Thursday, February 17, 2000
7:30 PM

Behind the Camera: Meet Museum Filmmakers

Screening and Discussion
Featuring: Justin Lin

This month, filmmaker Justin Lin takes us on a fresh journey with a screening of his feature length film Shopping for Fangs, which the Los Angeles Times called “a jaunty dark comedy—fresh and engaging.” The screening will be followed by a short discussion.

Thursday, January 20, 2000
7:30 PM

Behind the Camera: Meet Museum Filmmakers—Screening and Discussion

Featuring: Karen L. Ishizuka and Robert A. Nakamura

The Museum kicks off the year 2000 with a new series on the third Thursday of each month. Join the award-winning filmmaking team of Karen L. Ishizuka and Robert A. Nakamura and view two of their films: Fools’ Dance is a dramatic comedy of life (and death) in a convalescent home which stars Mako and the late Esther Rolle, and Wataridori: Birds of Passage is a pioneering film about the lives of three Issei (first generation Japanese immigrants). The screenings will be followed by a discussion with the artists.

 

 

 

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