Film Screening and Q&A;—"Sophie and the Rising Sun"

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Film & Other Media

Nov 201916
2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, California, 90012
United States


Set in the autumn of 1941 in Salty Creek, a fishing village in South Carolina, this film tells the dramatic story of interracial lovers swept up in the tides of history.

As World War II rages, a wounded stranger, Mr. Ohta, appears in town under mysterious circumstances. Sophie, a native of Salty Creek, quickly becomes transfixed by Mr. Ohta and a forbidden courtship blossoms. When Pearl Harbor is bombed, a surge of misguided patriotism and bigotry sweeps through the town, threatening Mr. Ohta’s life. A trio of women, each with her own secrets—Sophie, along with the town matriarch and her housekeeper—rejects law and propriety, risking their lives with their actions.

Join us for a Q&A after the screening with the filmmakers. Included with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

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JANM . Last modified Oct 23 2019 12:30 p.m.


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