The Cats of Mirikitani
Presented as a part of the SBTHP's "Sharing Our Common Ground" three-part summer film series, The Cats of Mirikitany is an intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of friendship and art.
When: Friday, July 26, 2013, 7 p.m.
Where: Alhecama Theatre, 914 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara
Age limit: 5+
The Cats of Mirikitani is presented as a part of the SBTHP's "Sharing Our Common Ground" three-part summer film series. Eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, the bombing of Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But when 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets and a local filmmaker brings him to her home, the two embark on a journey to confront Jimmy's painful past. An intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of friendship and art.
During the late-nineteenth and twentieth-centuries the area in and around the Santa Barbara Presidio was occupied by communities of Chinese and Japanese, coexisting side by side in what was a unique and culturally rich neighborhood. In 2009, SBTHP launched "Sharing Our Common Ground" with a three-part community lecture series discussing the Asian American history in the Presidio Neighborhood and greater Santa Barbara area. SBTHP continues "Sharing Our Common Ground: Asian American History in Santa Barbara County" with a three-part summer film series focusing on Chinese, Japanese American communities.
Event posted June 12, 2013
Last updated June 12, 2013