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Directed by Dean Ishida

Filmmakers in attendance.

For over 15 years, 77-year-old Flo Matsuda has organized LA-to-Vegas bus trips for her band of Hawaii-born, Japanese-American, senior gambling buddies where they share food, play Hawaiian music and dance hula. What they don’t realize is that this trip will be Flo’s last.

Director, Director of Photography, Editor: Dean Ishida


Digital Histories 2019: Ideas, Observations, and Inspirations

H.G. Wells said that “Human history, in essence, is the history of ideas.” Digital Histories brings the unique perspectives of our older adult filmmakers and allows them to share their personal, yet universal ideas through their art. Death, camaraderie, displacement, personal passions, belonging, and the appreciation of the little things are given light through imaginative, thoughtful, and sometimes experimental ruminations on life lived today. — Joel Quizon

Dates & Times


Aratani Theatre @ JACCC

Sun, May 5
2:00 pm