BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.2560@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20100731T000000Z DTEND:20100731T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong>FREE!</strong>\n<em>You Don&rsquo\;t Know Jack</em>&nbs p\;is a new one-hour documentary film by director/filmmaker and SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi. The film tells the fascinating story of a pioneering American entertainer Jack Soo\, born as Goro Suzuki\, who grew up in Oakl and and became the first Asian American to be cast in the lead role in a r egular television series <em>Valentine&rsquo\;s Day</em> (1963)\, and late r starred in the popular comedy show <em>Barney Miller</em> (1975-1978)\, laying the groundwork for a new generation of Asian American actors and co medians.\n\nThe film features rare footage and interviews with Soo&rsquo\; s co-stars and friends\, including actors George Takei\, Nancy Kwan and Ma x Gail\, comedians Steve Landesberg and Gary Austin\, and producer Hal Kan ter\, tracing Jack&rsquo\;s early beginnings as a nightclub singer and com edian\, to his breakthrough role as Sammy Fong in Rogers and Hammerstein&r squo\;s Broadway play and film version of <em>The Flower Drum Song</em>.\n \nThe film also explores why Soo\, a former internee who was actually born Goro Suzuki\, was forced to change his name in the post WWII era\, in ord er to perform in clubs in the mid-west. Because of his experiences\, throu ghout his career in films and television\, Soo refused to play roles that were demeaning to Asian Americans and often spoke out against negative eth nic portrayals.\n\nThe screening will be followed by a Q&amp\;A by directo r Jeff Adachi. For more information\, please visit&nbsp\;<a href="http://w ww.jacksoo.com/">www.jacksoo.com</a>. SUMMARY:Film Screening: You Don't Know Jack URL:/en/events/2010/07/31/film-screening-you-dont-know-jack/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR