Lil Tokyo Reporter, starring Academy award winner Chris Tashima (Visas and Virtue, Day of Independence, Model Minority), will have its world premiere screening at Laemmle Playhouse 7, 673 East Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, from September 14-16, 2012.
Tashima portrays the title character in Lil Tokyo Reporter, a narrative short film based on the true life struggles of Sei Fujii, immigrant pioneer, leader, and publisher. Click here for updates on showtimes during the week of September 14.
Jeffrey Gee Chin directed Lil Tokyo Reporter, with a screenplay written by Guinevere Turner (American Psycho), based on the research of executive producer Fumiko Carole Fujita and the Little Tokyo Historical Society. In addition to Tashima, Lil Tokyo Reporter stars Eijiro Ozaki, Ikuma Ando, Keiko Agena, and Sewell Whitney.
Although Sei Fujii was one of the most pinnacle civil rights leaders in the early 20th century, Lil Tokyo Reporter highlights his journey away from his political contributions, and delves into his interpersonal journey to defend and promote his deteriorating community during the Great Depression.
Fujii vowed to protect his people, defended them in legal cases with Attorney Wright and built a much needed hospital for the Japanese American community. During the Great Depression, the community unites...
Learn the unique story of Dr. Sun Yat-sen's life in
America before returning to be the first provisional
President of the Republic of China through this
Chataquan History Alive! museum presentation of
"Sun Yat-sen & the Three People's Principles"
by Chinese Historical Society of America
artist-in-residence Charlie Chin.
The performance aims to illuminate the linkages
between the modern history of China, the history of
Chinese American communities, and the democratic
ideas pursued in the post-Civil War era.
This event, put on by the Chinese Historical Society
of America, is free to the public, suitable for all ages,
and funded through the California Council for the
Humanities Story Fund.
Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 7:00pm
California History Center, De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA
Meet Derek Ting (producer, writer, and actor), Kathy Uyen (lead actress), Joyce Yung (producer), Rachel Tan (actress), and Paul Sheehan (actor), who will be in attendance for the 7pm screening of Simon Yin’s$upercapitalist on August 31, 2012 at Laemmle’s Noho 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. Click here to purchase tickets for the screening.
The screening will be followed by a Q & A and the after party hosted byPrivy.net at Le Ka Restaurant and Lounge, 800 W. 6th St. in downtown LA. Your ticket stub from the movie will provide entrance into the Privy $upercapitalist event at Le Ka. For more details, click here to RSVP.
$upercapitalist, a U.S./China co-production and the first English language financial thriller independently produced out of Hong Kong, follows Conner Lee (Derek Ting), a maverick New York hedge fund trader who moves to Hong Kong to orchestrate a mega-deal that swiftly escalates beyond his control. Caught between competing forces in America and Asia in a ruthless culture of profits at all costs, he desperately negotiates and maneuvers inside China’s closed, complex society. With his life and Hong...
As a girl, Chizuko Judy Sugita DeQueiroz was forcibly removed from the West Coast
and confined by the U.S. government in a concentration camp. In Camp Days 1942-1945,
the artist depicts via watercolor paintings and verbal narratives her haunting memories.
Her presentation, based on her book, is entitled "Memories of Camp Days 1942-1945."
Dr. Arthur A. Hansen, professor emeritus of history and Asian American studies at
CSU Fullerton and the former senior historian at the Japanese American National Museum,
presents on the life, death, and treatment of Orange County's most famous hero in World War II,
Kazuo Masuda—and the culmination of the Japanese American redress and reparations
movement in the Civil Liberties Act of 1988.
His presentation is entitled "The Masuda Family of Orange County and the American Way."
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 4:00 - 8:30 pm
Meet at Orange County Agricultural and Nikkei Heritage Museum
Call 657-278-3407 by Friday, October 14 to pre-register. (Appreciated, but not required.)
Note: This public event and the related "New Birth of Freedom" exhibition are funded in part by a California Story Fund grant from the Council. The "New Birth of Freedom" exhibition is open Thursdays 1:00 - 2:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays noon - 4:00 pm at...
Tony-award winning and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist playwright David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish, which has its world premiere at the Goodman Theatre last summer and opened on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre on October 27, 2011, scored two Jeff Awards, for Hwang (New Work-Play) and scenic designer David Korins (Scenic Design-Large), at the 43rd Annual Jeff Awards held at Drury Lane Oakbrook in Chicago on November 7, 2011. Visit the Jeff Awards website for all of the winners.
Hwang’s sexy, stylish and hilarious new play stars Jennifer Lim and Gary Wilmes, and features Angela Lin, Christine Lin, Stephen Pucci, Johnny Wu and Larry Lei Zhang.
Chinglishis about the challenges of doing business in a culture whose language—and ways of communicating—are worlds apart from our own. An American businessman arrives in a bustling Chinese province looking to score a lucrative contact for his family’s sign-making firm. He soon finds that the complexities of such a venture far outstrip the expected differences in...