FILM SCREENING: “Honorable Journey” Opens One Week Theatrical Run on August 17

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Aug 201217 Aug 201223
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Laemmle's Town Center 5
17200 Ventura Blvd,
Encino, California, 91316
United States

“Honorable Journey” Opens One Week Theatrical Run on August 17 

Documentary short tells the story of an extraordinary generation—
 Japanese-Americans who came of age during World War II

Washington, D.C. – “Honorable Journey” will begin a one week theatrical run in Encino, California on Friday, August 17 at Laemmle's Town Center 5 with a daily show at 1p.m.  The documentary short film, produced by AARP, charts the 70-year struggle of Japanese-Americans who came of age during World War II.

“The Japanese-Americans of the Greatest Generation have so much to teach us about service, sacrifice and dedication to American ideals,” said director Stephen Menick. “I have been honored to meet some of the last of these heroic Americans.”

Narrated by George Takei, “Honorable Journey” features conflicts of loyalty to tradition, family and country, played out against the backdrop of world war. Eyewitnesses and descendants recount a lifelong journey from barbed wire, battlefields and jail cells to vindication and the highest honors in the land. As World War Two veteran Senator Daniel Inouye (HI) says in the film, “That’s one thing about democracy. You must be patient.” 

Honorable Journey” also features former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta; longtime veterans advocate Terry Shima; veteran and cell biologist Susumu Ito and his grandson, Justin Ito-Adler; lawyer Dale Minami, who represented civil rights advocate Fred Korematsu; and Lane Hirabayashi, nephew of civil rights advocate Gordon Hirabayashi.

“AARP’s mission has always been to ensure that the opportunity to pursue the American Dream remains accessible for every American and every generation,” said David L. Kim, AARP Vice President for Multicultural Engagement. “Honorable Journey is a reflection of our mission and the commitment  we have  to continue to play a positive, vital role in advocating on behalf of Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent, particularly those age 50+.”

Honorable Journey – Exclusive One Week Engagement
Friday to Thursday, August 17-23|1 p.m. daily
Laemmle's Town Center 5
17200 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91316 | (818) 981-9811

For more information about AARP Television and Radio, please visit: http://www.aarp.org/tv-radio/.

About AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for Americans 50+ and the world's largest-circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for the 50+ audience; AARP VIVA, a bilingual lifestyle multimedia platform addressing the interests and needs of Hispanic Americans; and national television and radio programming including My Generation and Inside E Street. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.

 

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