July At The Japanese American National Museum

Sunday, June 27, 2010

From my folks down at the JANM who are screening some great films this upcoming month.

Calling Tokyo: Japanese American Radio Broadcasters of World War II
Saturday, July 10 • 2 PM

Calling Tokyo tells the story of Japanese Americans who participated in the United States and Britain’s World War II broadcast campaign to influence the hearts and minds of people in Japan. Some of the radio broadcasters will share their experiences after the screening.

A Crossroad Called Manzanar
Saturday, July 24 • 2 PM
Cose: FREE!

Months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, two best friends spend their final moments together, not realizing their lives will soon be forever changed by the incarceration of all Japanese and Japanese American living along the West Coast.

You Don’t Know Jack
Saturday, July 31 • 2 PM
Cost: FREE!

You Don’t Know Jack is a new one-hour documentary film by director/filmmaker and San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi that tells the fascinating story of a pioneering American entertainer Jack Soo, born Goro Suzuki.
And remember - free is good.