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Film Screening and discussion of “The Cats of Mirikitani” with director Linda Hattendorf

May 5, 5:30 p.m., Beach Museum of Art, UMB Theater

Join us Thursday for a Film Screening of “The Cats of Mirikitani” (2006), with director Linda Hattendorf, free and open to the public.

The recipient of numerous awards, including one from the Tribeca Film Festival, this film tells the story of Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani, who survived the trauma of World War II and homelessness by creating art. When 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets, a local filmmaker brings him to her home, and the two embark on a journey to confront Mirikitani ‘s painful past. This documentary is an intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of friendship and art.

Join director Linda Hattendorf and Maki Kaneko, professor of art history at The University of Kansas, for a discussion after the screening.

Part of the programming for “Behind the Glass Eye: Photographs by Toyo Miyatake” and “Minidoka on My Mind: Paintings and Prints by Roger Shimomura.

View a full schedule of events and exhibitions at beach.k-state.edu

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