Gaijin II: Starring Nobu McCarthy and Tamlyn Tomita Documents the Japanese Brazillian Experience

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Film & Other Media

May 20068
7:30p.m.

Aratani/Japan America Theatre
Los Angeles, California, 90012
United States

Please join us for a special screening of GAIJIN II as a part of the VC FILMFEST: The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
This is Nobu McCarthy's final performance

MONDAY, MAY 8, 2006
PROGRAM 42
Tribute to Nobu McCarthy
7:30 p.m. • Aratani/Japan America Theatre

GAIJIN 2: LOVE ME AS I AM (Ama-Me Como Sou)
(Brazil, 2005) Dir.: Tizuka Yamasaki
In 1908, the young Titoe leaves her village in Japan to work in faraway “Buraziru,” promising to return after five years. Once in Brazil, her husband from an arranged marriage dies, and she is left to care for her daughter Shinobu. Landowner and farmer, midwife and respected matriarch, Titoe epitomizes the matrilineal gambare spirit of endurance and female independence, one that blesses and curses the women of her family across this Latin-Asian epic that is equal parts Rushdie, García Márquez, and Allende. A backdrop of world events, back-and-forth flows of government-sponsored immigrant labor, the politics of the Japanese empire, and a century of racial and cultural mixing tears the family apart and re-unites it across generations. Starring Tamlyn Tomita and featuring the final performance by veteran stage and screen actress Nobu McCarthy, GAIJIN 2 updates director Yamasaki’s 1981 classic GAIJIN: PATHS TO FREEDOM.
35mm, 131 minutes, color, narrative, in Portuguese and Japanese w/E.S.

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