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Filmmakers Reception

  • 90 mins

Held to honor our Films of Remembrance filmmakers, the San Francisco-only Filmmakers Reception will follow the Untold Stories program in the third floor lobby of the AMC Kabuki 8, 1881 Post St. in San Francisco’s Japantown.

It will include a Q&A session with the filmmakers, entertainment by the OWU Band and UC Berkeley Nikkei Chorale Ensemble, and food and drinks.

A limited number of reception-only tickets will be available for $20.

Admission to the reception is included with the “Untold Stories” program ticket or the San Francisco Ticket Pack, so it’s not necessary to buy a reception ticket if you already have tickets to the “Untold Stories” program.

Individual ticket sales may be available at the venue on the day of the event.

Saturday February 25, 2023
8:15 p.m.
AMC Kabuki 8, San Francisco Japantown


OWU Band
The OWU Band is made of Scott Oshiro, Francis Wong and Wesley Ueunten.

Scott Oshiro is a Flutist and Electronic composer from the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. Over the past year he has been playing with Francis Wong and Asian Improv in San Francisco. Scott is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Computer-Based Music Theory and Acoustic Sciences at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA).

Francis Wong is saxophonist and composer with deep roots in the Asian American Consciousness Movement of the 1970s and beyond. He is co-founder of Asian Improv aRts with Jon Jang, which launched a multi-ethnic movement of artists that gives voice to community history and concerns in their work.

Wesley Ueunten is a third generation Okinawan from Hawai‘i. As part of his search for his Okinawan roots, he studied in Japan and Okinawa where he first started learning Okinawan sanshin (3 stringed lute). He is a longtime member of Genyukai Berkeley, an Okinawan sanshin member and officer of the San Francisco Kenjin Kai. He is a professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University.

Nikkei Choral Ensemble
Nikkei Choral Ensemble (NiCE) is a co-ed a cappella group born in 2010 from UC Berkeley’s Nikkei Student Union, who sing in both Japanese and English. Full of fun-loving people who enjoy singing, making music, and overall tom-foolery, they balance musical quality and a fun tone in genres such as J-pop, Vocaloid, anime music, American pop, early 2000s music, musicals, and much more.


Dates & Times


AMC Kabuki 8 SF Japantown

Sat, Feb 25
8:15 pm