Friday, April 21, 2017

George Takei's 'Allegiance' is headed to Los Angeles + PACIFIC ARTS MOVEMENT PRESENTS: RIGHT TO RESIST

George Takei's 'Allegiance' is headed to Los Angeles:

GEORGE TAKEI'S 'ALLEGIANCE' IS HEADED TO LOS ANGELES


Allegiance is coming to Los Angeles next year. East West Players and the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center will present the Los Angeles premiere of the Broadway musical Allegiance, with performances at JACCC's Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo. from February 21 to April 1, 2018. Previews will run from February 21-25, with the Opening Night performance and reception on February 28.

With music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and a book by Marc Acito, Kuo, and Lorenzo Thione, Allegiance is inspired by the true childhood experiences of actor, activist and social media icon George Takei. The original Broadway production played on Broadway from 2015-16 at the Longacre Theatre in New York City.

Allegiance tells the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events of Pearl Harbor. Sam Kimura seeks to prove his patriotism by fighting for his country in the war, but his sister, Kei, fiercely protests the government's treatment of her people. An uplifting testament to the power of the human spirit, Allegiance follows the Kimuras as they fight between duty and defiance, custom and change, family bonds and forbidden loves.




Snehal Desai, Artistic Director of East West Players, says the contemporary relevance of Allegiance's themes made it important to partner with JACCC and the show's original producers to bring the musical to Los Angeles and stage it in Little Tokyo

"This year marks the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the forced removal of 
George Takei's 'Allegiance' is headed to Los Angeles:





 PACIFIC ARTS MOVEMENT PRESENTS: RIGHT TO RESIST



San Diego film fans! As part of Pacific Arts Movement's 7th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase, you are invited to Right to Resist: From 9066 to 2017, a series of documentaries and short films highlighting those who spoke up against Executive Order 9066 and those who spoke up against the post-9/11 treatment of Muslim Americans, as well as those of South Asian and Middle Eastern descent today.

Right to Resist will screen Sunday, April 23 at Ultra Star Mission Valley Cinemas-Hazard Center. Admission is free for ages 17 and under. Here are some more details about the program:



Special Presentation: Right to Resist: From 9066 to 2017 (SDAFF Spring 2017)
Dates: Sunday, April 23
Location: UltraStar Mission Valley

Join Pacific Arts Movement for a special presentation at this year's 7th Annual SDAFF Spring Showcase titled RIGHT TO RESIST: FROM 9066 TO 2017.

RIGHT TO RESIST chronicles resistance, from Fred Korematsu's acts of disobedience to contemporary outrage against the post-9/11 treatment of Muslim Americans and those of South Asian and Middle Eastern descent.

The series of documentaries and short films will screen on Sunday, April 23 at Ultra Star Mission Valley Cinemas-Hazard Center. Admission is free for ages 17 and under.

FILMS:
CATS OF MIRIKITANI
OF CIVIL WRONGS AND RIGHTS: THE FRED KOREMATSU STORY
ENEMY ALIEN
RESISTANCE AT TULE LAKE

SHORTS:
AFGHAN
TADAIMA
SPEAKING OUT!
LETTERS FROM CAMP

For the schedule, ticket information, and further details about all the films in Right to Resist, as well as the full slate of Spring Showcase programming, visit Pacific Arts Movement's website.


 PACIFIC ARTS MOVEMENT PRESENTS: RIGHT TO RESIST

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