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Film The Cats of Mirikitani at Willamette U. in #SalemOR


The Cats of Mirikitani

(Color, 84 minutes)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Roger Hull Lecture Hall, Hallie Ford Museum of Art

The Cats of Mirikitani tells the story of 80-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani, who survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But when 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets and a local filmmaker takes him 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, the film won the Audience Award at its premiere in the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.

This film is offered in conjunction with the Roger Shimomura: An American Knockoff exhibition at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art and is also part of Willamette University’s Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration: 2015.

Financial support for this event has been provided by grants from the City of Salem’s Transient Occupancy Tax funds and the Oregon Arts Commission, with additional funding provided by the Willamette University Office of Multicultural Affairs. 

Free and open to the public


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