Friday, February 25, 2011

The Cats of Mirikitani

Monday, February 28, Lawrence Arts Center,
940 New Hampshire St., 7 pm

Film & Director Q&A: "The Cats of Mirikitani"
with director Linda Hattendorf

Eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But when 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets and a local filmmaker brings him to her home, the two embark on a journey to confront Jimmy's painful past. An intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of friendship and art. A discussion with director Linda Hattendorf will follow. In conjunction with the exhibit Roger Shimomura: Shadows of Minidoka.

Cats of Mirikitani Trailer



Co-sponsored by the KU Center for East Asian Studies, the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, and the Lawrence Arts Center. Free & open to the public.

updated4/29/15

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