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Film Screenings

Premiere Screening and Discussion—“Giant Robot: Asian Pop Culture and Beyond” (ARTBOUND)

About the Event

FREE

Join us for the premiere of the new episode of KCET’s award-winning arts and culture series ARTBOUND focused around the influence of Asian American pop culture magazine Giant Robot. A panel discussion with Eric Nakamura, Martin Wong, Renee Tajima-Peña, Dylan Robertson, and James Jean, moderated by Clement Hanami, will follow the screening.

Tickets to this program are sold out. Please click the link above to sign up for the waitlist and we will notify you if space becomes available.

Free

Friday, Oct 21, 2022

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT

Tateuchi Democracy Forum

Japanese American National Museum

100 North Central Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90012

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About the Event

FREE

Join us for the premiere of the new episode of KCET’s award-winning arts and culture series ARTBOUND focused around the influence of Asian American pop culture magazine Giant Robot. A panel discussion with Eric Nakamura, Martin Wong, Renee Tajima-Peña, Dylan Robertson, and James Jean, moderated by Clement Hanami, will follow the screening.

Tickets to this program are sold out. Please click the link above to sign up for the waitlist and we will notify you if space becomes available.

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About the episode:

Giant Robot created an appetite for Asian and Asian American pop culture, exploring Sawtelle Boulevard as a Japanese American enclave, and ultimately resulted in a lasting legacy of Asian American artists that achieved worldwide recognition. Founded in 1994, Giant Robot was a bimonthly magazine covering Asian popular culture and soon featured Asian American artists such as David Choe and James Jean.  Featuring interviews with Margaret Cho, Takashi Murakami and Daniel Wu among others. Directed by Dylan Robertson and Dennis Nishi. Produced by Radiant Features.

Giant Robot: Asian Pop Culture and Beyond – Wed., Oct. 26 at 9 p.m. on KCET / Fri., Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. PT on PBS SoCal / Tues., Nov. 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV

About ARTBOUND:

The critically acclaimed weekly television series and online destination ARTBOUND captures the spirit of the burgeoning arts and culture community in California and explores how it's shaping California as the creative capital of the world. The KCET Original series explores and illuminates the cultural issues of our times, providing critical in-depth analysis of how arts and culture affect society. The series and the online stories that are found at kcet.org/artbound are the result of cultural tastemakers throughout the region and collaborations with LA’s top cultural institutions. Since its inception in 2012, the series has earned high industry praise including Emmy® Awards, Southern California Journalism awards, Golden Mike awards and a National Arts & Entertainment Journalism award, among others. ARTBOUND has been recognized with the prestigious ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor / Virgil Thomson Multimedia Award for outstanding music.

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