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2017 SDAFF Spring Showcase

THE CATS OF MIRIKITANI

Directed by Linda Hattendorf

Right to Resist: From 9066 to 2017 / USA / 2006 / documentary / 74 mins / English, Japanese with English subtitles / DVD

THE CATS OF MIRIKITANI

UltraStar Mission Valley
Sunday, April 23, 2017 7:25 pm

Description

Audience Award, 2006 Tribeca Film Festival
Grand Jury Award, 2007 San Diego Asian Film Festival

Artist Jimmy Mirikitani spent WWII in Tule Lake, the following decades in art circles with Jackson Pollock, an indeterminate number of years on the streets of New York City, and the post-9/11 months finding renewed purpose and opportunity. That’s when he befriended filmmaker Linda Hattendorf, who asked questions about Jimmy’s art, his family, and his relationship to a country that turned its back on him.

The resulting documentary is an affirming portrait of a man who resisted by retreating to a world of his own and by putting paint to canvas, projecting a vision of peace under the dark clouds of two wars. –Brian Hu


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    Pardis Parker / Right to Resist: From 9066 to 2017 / Canada / 2008 / comedy / 12 mins
    After finding "Go home Arab" spray-painted on their car, two filmmakers decide to respond the only way they know: through comedy.

    Precedes: THE CATS OF MIRIKITANI


  2. Tadaima

    TADAIMA

    Robin D'Oench / Right to Resist: From 9066 to 2017 / USA / 2015 / drama / 15 mins
    After the end of WWII, a Japanese American family struggles to restart their lives.

    Precedes: THE CATS OF MIRIKITANI



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THE CATS OF MIRIKITANI

UltraStar Mission Valley
Sunday, April 23, 2017 7:25 pm