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Film Screening: Japanese-American Films

  • Location: University at Albany Page Hall 135 Western Avenue, Albany, NY Albany, NY
  • Dates: October 26, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Price: Free and open to the public
  • Overview

    Great Grandfather's Drum and Picture Bride will be screened at the University of Albany's Page Hall (Downtown Campus) on Friday, October 26, 2018.

    Great Grandfather's Drum:

    Broadcast on PBS Hawai’i, this documentary presents the taiko drumming and dance traditions of the descendants of Japanese sugar plantation workers.

    Picture Bride:

    Directed by Kayo Hatta. Starring Yûki Kudô, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. A landmark of Asian American filmmaking, PICTURE BRIDE won the Audience Award at Sundance, and was nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes. Set in 1918, the film explores the experiences of a couple— a Japanese city girl and a Japanese-American plantation worker— who meet and marry through long-distance matchmaking, a practice necessitated by U.S. anti-miscegenation laws.????

    Film screening— 7:00 p.m. [NOTE EARLY START TIME], Page Hall, 135 Western Ave., Downtown Campus

    Shown in association with a performance on Saturday, November 10, at UAlbany Performing Arts Center by San Jose Taiko, a California drum ensemble celebrating its 45th Anniversary. For more information, contact the Performing Arts Center at (518) 442-3997 or visit www.albany.edu/pac.