Join the Department of Film and Media Arts for a reception celebrating the Philadelphia premiere of 95 AND 6 TO GO by alumna Kimi Takesue ('00).
Filmmaker Kimi Takesue turns the camera on her resilient Japanese-American grandfather, a retired postal worker who has lived in Honolulu for nearly a century. A recent widower in his 90’s, Grandpa Tom seems content to go about his daily routines until he shows surprising interest in Kimi’s stalled fictional screenplay and offers advice that is as shrewd as it is unexpected. In alternately funny and poignant discussions, Kimi’s fictional love story—and Tom’s creative revisions soon serve as a vehicle for his past memories of love and loss to surface.
Kimi Takesue is an award-winning filmmaker and the recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Film. Other honors include a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship, two artist fellowships from NYFA, a Kodak Cinematography Fellowship, a CAAM Fellowship (Center for Asian American Media), and grants from the ITVS, Ford Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, NYSCA, The Arts Council of England and artist fellowships at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony.
95 AND 6 TO GO is part of the Scribe Video Center Producers Forum. Kimi Takesue will be holding a Master Class the following evening at Scribe Video Center.