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Film Screenng:  The Cats of Mirikitani


The Cats of Mirikitani is an intimate portrait of a Japanese-American artist Jimmy Mirikitani, who survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima and homelessness by creating art. When 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets, a local filmmaker befriends the 80 year-old artist and the two embark on a healing pilgrimage to confront his past by visiting the site of his former internment camp.

A deep exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing power of art, Linda Hattendorf’s heart-warming documentary won the Audience Award at its premiere at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.

The screening will be followed by Q&A with the filmmaker.

Linda Hattendorf, producer/director, has been working in the New York documentary community for more than a decade. Her editing work has aired on PBS, A&E and The Sundance Channel, as well as in theatrical venues and many festivals. This film is her directorial debut. For more information, visit www.thecatsofmirikitani.com.

Event co-sponsored by A3 and Asian CineVision.


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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts
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