Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings

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JAMuseum of San Jose
535 N. Fifth Street
San Jose, California, 95112
United States

The Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj) is pleased to announce that we will be  one of the host venues for the Center for Asian American Media's 2013 CAAMfest San Jose. In partnership with the Contemporary Asian Theater Scene (CATS), we will be screening Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings. This film premiered at the 2012 CAAMfest in San Francisco to a sold-out audience and moved the audience to tears.

This film is a compelling portrait of an inspiring and inventive musician whose virtuoso skills on the ukulele have transformed all previous notions of the instrument's potential. Through intimate conversations with Shimabukuro, Life on Four Strings reveals the cultural and personal influences that have shaped the man and the musician. On the road from Los Angeles to New York to Japan, the film captures the essence of solitary life on tour: the exhilaration of performance, the wonder of newfound fame, the loneliness of separation from home and family. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Tadashi Nakamura, this documentary will truly touch your heart. 

The 2013 CAAMfest San Jose runs from August 16 to 18. Please visit the  CAAM website for more information.

Cost: Free with admission to the museum (nonmembers, $5; students and seniors over age 65, $3; JAMsj members and children under 12, free).   Please contact PublicPrograms@jamsj.org or call (408) 294-3138 to reserve a spot.




JAMsj . 更新日 2013年8月16日



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