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Title The cats of Mirikitani [videorecording] / produced by Lucid Dreaming, Inc. in association with the Independent Television Serivice (ITVS) and the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) ; director, Linda Hattendorf ; producers, Masa Yoshikawa, Linda Hattendorf.

Imprint [United States] : Arthouse Films : Distributed by New Video, [2009]


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Description 1 videodisc (ca. 74 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Arthouse films ; 003
Arthouse films (Series); 003.
System Details DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital stereo.
Language In English with some dialogue accompanied by English subtitles.
Performer Featuring Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani.
Credits Cinematography, Linda Hattendorf, Masa Yoshikawa ; editors, Keiko Deguchi, Linda Hattendorf ; music, Joel Goodman.
Note Originally produced as a documentary film in 2006.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary "Eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani 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 brings him to her 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 community and art ..."--Container.
Contents Bonus features: additional scenes: interview with Professor Shimomura -- Seattle family reunion -- Meeting Janice Mirikitani -- Jimmy's first solo exhibition -- Return to Hiroshima ; gallery ; trailer.
Awards Winner, Audience Award, 2006 Paris Cinema International Film Festival ; Winner, Grand Jury Prize, Documentary Feature, 2007 VC FilmFest - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival ; Winner, Audience Award, 2006 Tribeca Film Festival ; Winner, Best Feature Documentary, 2006 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.
Subject Mirikitani, Jimmy Tsutomu, 1920-2012.
Tule Lake Relocation Center.
Artists -- United States -- Biography.
Homeless men -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Homeless persons as artists -- United States.
Art therapy -- New York (State) -- New York.
Japanese Americans -- Biography.
Japanese Americans -- Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945 -- Personal narratives.
Japanese Americans -- Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945 -- Psychological aspects.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Personal narratives.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Biographical films.
Added Author Hattendorf, Linda. Producer. Director.
Yoshikawa, Masa. Producer.
Mirikitani, Jimmy Tsutomu, 1920-2012.
Mirikitani, Janice.
Shimomura, Roger, 1939-
Lucid Dreaming (Firm).
Independent Television Service.
Center for Asian American Media.
Arthouse Films.
New Video Group.
Note Subtitle on container: Make art not war
ISBN 9781422971147 : DVD 29.95
1422971147 : DVD 29.95
Standard No. 767685208557
Music No. 003 Arthouse Films
NNVG208551 New Video

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