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Special Presentations

Pay special attention to our Special Presentations as we revisit stories from our heritage, history and identities, and discover how they still hold true to the stories we try to tell today.

Special Presentations

A Celebration of Bronzeville’s Finale Club

Special Event

A Celebration of Bronzeville’s Finale Club

Little Tokyo Historical Society invites you to experience the rich artistic and musical history of Little Tokyo during…
Special Presentations

A THOUSAND CUTS Livestream Q&A

Special Event

A THOUSAND CUTS Livestream Q&A

Join us for a livestream Q&A on A THOUSAND CUTS with filmmaker Ramona S. Diaz and special guest…
Special Presentations

ART4FSN: What Can Us Artists Do?

Special Event

ART4FSN: What Can Us Artists Do?

As we count down to Election 2020, join us for a conversation on how community artists can use…
Special Presentations

ATOMIC CAFE: THE NOISIEST CORNER IN J-TOWN

Film

ATOMIC CAFE: THE NOISIEST CORNER IN J-TOWN

Directed by Akira Boch, Tadashi Nakamura
In the late 1970’s, when L.A.’s punk rock scene was exploding, an unlikely family-owned restaurant in Little Tokyo…
Special Presentations

Cinema Sala Gala

Special Event

Cinema Sala Gala

Celebrate Filipino American History Month with Cinema Sala during their Virtual Gala, a fundraising event full of fun…
Special Presentations

Coming Out and Coming Home: Documenting the Voices of Queer and Trans Japanese Americans

Special Event

Coming Out and Coming Home: Documenting the Voices of Queer and Trans Japanese Americans

The Japanese American community has not always broadly welcomed gay, transgender, and queer Nikkei people. It took courage…
Special Presentations

DANCING MARY

Film

DANCING MARY

Directed by SABU
A municipal office in charge of demolishing an old building and replacing it with a modern complex fails…
Special Presentations

Halloween Tiningo’ Time

Special Event

Halloween Tiningo’ Time

Celebrate the end of the Festival by joining us for "Halloween Tiningo’ Time," a virtual trivia night hosted…
Special Presentations

Itsy Bitsy Time x Building History 3.0

Special Event

Itsy Bitsy Time x Building History 3.0

Typically hosted following our Itsy Bitsy Shorts film program, we continue the tradition during this year's Festival with…
Special Presentations

KAYAMANAN NG LAHI – Pamana Media Project

Film

KAYAMANAN NG LAHI – Pamana Media Project

Directed by Ajani Veluz-Abraham, Anastasia Nicdao, Andrea Nicdao, Asante Veluz-Abraham, Aurora Nicdao, Kamdyn Gutierrez, Keianu Jacinto, Kenobi Walters, Lucca Salazar, Natilyn Gutierrez, Nica Apeles, Noah Avoungnassou, Sakura Walters, Siena-Adélie G. Craig, Sophie Viray
Short videos created by Kayamanan Ng Lahi youth that explore identity through media storytelling.
Special Presentations

Haunted Little Tokyo: Virtual Ghost Tour

Special Event

Haunted Little Tokyo: Virtual Ghost Tour

Go on a journey through Little Tokyo’s haunted past and present with a special, virtual guided tour of…
Special Presentations

Meet the Makers: FIRST VOTE Live Online Event

Special Event

Meet the Makers: FIRST VOTE Live Online Event

Join this #YourVote2020 conversation about the film FIRST VOTE and voter participation in the AAPI community, and engage…
Special Presentations

REORIENT: Emerging Media

Program

REORIENT: Emerging Media

REORIENT highlights creative works in emerging media—virtual reality, video games, live streaming, and more. Although we are sheltering…
Special Presentations

THE PARADISE WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Film

THE PARADISE WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Directed by Joseph Mangat, Norbert Shieh, Quyên Nguyen-Le, R.J. Lozada
Four stories about immigrant cultures, self-expression, and living between borders, as seen through the eyes of Asian Americans…
Special Presentations

THROUGH THE NIGHT

Film

THROUGH THE NIGHT

Directed by Loira Limbal
An exploration of the personal cost of our modern economy via two working mothers and a childcare provider,…
Special Presentations

WHAT ISN’T THERE

Film

WHAT ISN’T THERE

Directed by Marie Jamora
In this lyrical exploration of love, music, and expression, a self-imposed mute returns home for Christmas and the…
Special Presentations

Monday Nite VC: Which Way, Little Tokyo?

Special Event

Monday Nite VC: Which Way, Little Tokyo?

Join us for "Monday Nite VC: Which Way, Little Tokyo?" as we showcase that which is special and…