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80 Years Later

Directed by Celine Parreñas Shimizu
  • 2022
  • 50 mins

On the 80th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 that imprisoned Japanese Americans in World War II, 80 Years Later captures how families continually grapple with the legacy of their experience. Beyond physical appearances, habits and tendencies, how does one inherit trauma across generations?

About the Director
Celine Parreñas Shimizu, film scholar and filmmaker, is Dean of the Division of the Arts and Distinguished Professor of Film and Media at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She is formerly Professor and Director of the School of Cinema at San Francisco State University and Professor of Asian American, Feminist and Film and Media Studies at UC Santa Barbara.

She wrote “The Proximity of Other Skins” (2020), “Straitjacket Sexualities” (2012), and “The Hypersexuality of Race “(2007) and co-edited “The Feminist Porn Book” (2013) and “The Unwatchability of Whiteness” (2018). Her new book “The Movies of Racial Childhoods: Screening Self-Sovereignty in Asian / America,” is forthcoming from Duke University Press.

Her numerous peer-reviewed articles appear in top journals in the fields of cinema, performance, ethnic, feminist, sexuality studies, and transnational popular culture in Asia and Asian America. She is formerly Associate Editor of Gay and Lesbian Quarterly (GLQ), founding USA editor of Asian Diasporas and Visual Cultures of the Americas and Associate Editor of Women Studies International Forum.

Her latest film “The Celine Archive” (2020) won several festival awards and is distributed by Women Make Movies. She has served as a reviewer for the Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

She received her Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University, her M.F.A. in Film Directing and Production from UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and her B.A. in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley.

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AMC Kabuki 8 SF Japantown

Sat, Feb 25
11:55 am

San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church

Sun, Feb 26
12:25 pm