Duane Kubo, Executive Director of San Jose J-TownFilmFest, announced the dates of the 2nd annual film festival that celebrates the vibrant multi-ethnic community in San Jose’s historic Japantown. Twelve films will be screened from Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 22, 2016.
The festival is executive produced by Contemporary Asian Theater Scene (CATS) in partnership with J-Town Community TV, Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj) and the city of San Jose’s Multicultural Arts Leadership Initiative (MALI). Each screening will include a post-show program that will feature filmmakers, cast members or other special guests.
A special highlight will be the showing of The Wash and recognition of its screenwriter, Philip Gotanda. Gotanda will receive the IMAGE HERO Award from CATS with a reception following the film. Other films of interest are Resistance at Tule Lake and Right of Passage.
Films will be shown at Northside Community Center (Fridays, Saturdays) and Japanese American Museum of San Jose and Wesley United Methodist Church (Sunday). Visit www.jtownfilmfest.com for a complete lineup of films, descriptions and detailed information.