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Sacramento Japanese Film Festival

Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church

6929 Franklin Blvd.

Sacramento, CA 95823


15th Annual

July 19-21, 2019 •  Crest Theatre

1013 K Street •  Sacramento


~ On The Go ~

Japanese Art, Culture, and Events in the Sacramento Valley & Beyond

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Courtesy of SF Chronicle

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Jeff Adachi

San Francisco Public Defender, Jeff Adachi, unexpectedly passed away on

February 22, 2019. Jeff was also an accomplished film director and writer. His 2006 documentary, The Slanted Screen, revealed how Asian Americans were once portrayed in Hollywood and how new filmmakers are redefining old stereotypes (white actors with yellow face make-up and painted slanted eyes, didn’t pronounce their R’s, and spoke with sing-song voices). Jeff’s interviews with several generations of Asian actors told us what it felt like to be an Asian actor in Hollywood’s Golden Era. Jeff came to the Sacramento Japanese Film Festival weekend when we showed The Slanted Screen at the Crest Theatre in 2008. His death leaves a void in the cinematic world.

Wakamatsu/Gold Hill Walk and Tour - American River Conservancy

Various Dates and Times

A historic tour led by American River Nature Center Docents. Includes springs, streams, wetlands, live oak forest, and the site of the 1869 Watamatsu Tea & Silk Farm. Space is limited. For reservations, call American River Nature Center, (530) 621 - 1124, or email julie@arconservancy.org.

See website for details:  Wakamatsu

California Museum presents:

Uprooted! Japanese Americans During World War II

The California Museum’s longest running exhibit surveys a century of Japanese American history in California through the personal stories of formerly incarcerated Californians.

Although Japanese immigrants and their American-born children established businesses, built thriving communities and contributed to the state’s prosperity, they began to face hostility and discrimination following the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Click here for more information: UPROOTED!

California Museum presents:

Before They Were Heroes: Sus Ito’s World War II Images

January 22 - March 17, 2019

Featuring more than 200 photographs and negatives taken by Susumu “Sus” Ito (1919-2015), Before They Were Heroes, documents Ito’s tour of duty in Europe as a soldier in the celebrated all-Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team’s 552nd Field Artillery Battalion.

Click her for more information: HEROES