NO NO GIRLDirected by Paul Daisuke Goodman
Cast: Chris Tashima, Gary Murakami, Hannah Leigh, Josh Reynolds, Jyl Kaneshiro, Ken Narasaki, Kurt Kanazawa, Mika Dyo, Scott Keiji Takeda
Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A.
A surprise discovery of her late Nisei grandmother’s hidden love letters sends a young woman on a quest to uncover the secrets of her family buried (both figuratively and literally) under decades of silence and trauma. Paul Daisuke Goodman’s No-No girl is a humorous and heartfelt comedy that explores how the scars of the incarceration of Japanese Americans in WW2 are passed down through the generations, and a family’s struggle to reclaim and confront their shared trauma.
Writer: Paul Daisuke Goodman
Producer: Laurie Miho Goodman
Executive Producer: Jonathan Tanaka
Director of Photography: Ben Slavens
Editor: Paul Daisuke Goodman
Production Designer: Laurie Miho Goodman
Composer: Brandon Lew
Sound Designer: Paul Daisuke Goodman
Music: Brandon Lew