Monday, February 28, 2011

This week's Cinematheque events.

This week's Cinematheque events:

SOMETHING STRONG WITHIN (1995) and PILGRIMAGE (2006)

Thursday, Mar. 3 at 7pm in Johnson 200

In anticipation of Oxy's Alternative Spring Break Experience "Exploring Citizenship: A Journey to Manzanar and Beyond" (Mar. 7-11), two filmmakers--Prof. Robert Nakamura and his son, Tadashi "Tad" Nakamura--will introduce and take questions about their films, which deal with the realities and legacies of the United States' internment of Japanese Americans during the Second World War.

Prof. Paul Nam (History) will moderate a discussion after the screenings.

SOMETHING STRONG WITHIN (1995, 48 min.)

"There is such beauty and power in this film. Each viewing reveals layers and layers of new insights. There are no scripted scenes of misery. These are home movies. Yet unlike home movies taken under normal circumstances, there is an underlying poignancy that transcends the innocent, naive faces on the screen. "

-- Joy A. Yamauchi, Tozai Times

PILGRIMAGE (2006, 22 min.)

"A powerfully moving piece on the dehumanization and dislocations of war, and the community and hope that can be found in resistance."

-- Jeff Chang, Author of Can’t Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip Hop Generation



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