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Film Screening – American Pastime Documentary

Underwritten by the JM Foundation. Discussion led by Producer Kerry Yo Nakagawa.

Friday, March 23, 2018
TIME   7:00pm, museum doors reopen at 6:00pm
LOCATION   Morikami Theater
PRICE   $10 (members $7)
*Advance ticket purchase required

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Please note: temperatures within our theater tend to drop. We recommend arriving with a jacket or sweater.


American Pastime is a powerful, inspiring drama set in the 1940’s U.S. concentration camps, about a Japanese American family, whose love of country, jazz music and baseball help them find strength to survive indignity and injustice.

Audience favorite winner of the Asian American Film Festival in San Francisco with themes of redemption, tolerance, patriotism and especially humanity.

“American Pastime is a crowd-pleaser…”  Dennis Harvey, Daily Variety

“The movie culminates in a game, as it must and it’s obvious, too, who wins. The Americans.” Bruce Wallace, Los Angeles Times

Kerry Yo Nakagawa is an author, filmmaker and historian. Nakagawa is the author of Through a Diamond, 100 Years of Japanese American Baseball and A History of Japanese American Baseball in California. He is the project director of the non-profit Nisei Baseball Research Project, (NBRP), curator of ‘Diamonds in the Rough’ exhibit and produced curriculums with SPICE at Stanford University. He also produced multiple documentaries and the award winning dramatic narrative film American Pastime.

Documentary Film Screening: Between the Folds

Underwritten by the Homer and Martha Gudelsky Family Foundation

DATES Wednesdays.

Oct. 19, 2016 | Nov. 16, 2016 | Dec. 21, 2016 | Jan. 18, 2017
TIMES 11:00am and 2:00pm
PRICE FREE (with paid museum admission)
LOCATION Morikami Theater

Limited seating in the theater. Tickets are given on the day of the event as a first come, first served basis.

Please note: temperatures within our theater tend to drop. We recommend arriving with a jacket or sweater.


“Between the Folds” chronicles the stories of 10 fine artists and intrepid scientists who abandoned careers and scoffed at hard-earned graduate degrees – all to forge unconventional lives as modern-day paperfolders. The film paints an arresting portrait of the remarkable artistic and scientific creativity that fuels this ever-changing art form, fusing science and sculpture, form and function, ancient and new.

As these offbeat and provocative characters converge on the unusual medium of origami, they reinvent an ancient art, and demonstrate the innumerable ways that ingenuity and expression come to bear as we all struggle to understand and honor the world around us – as artists, scientists, creators, collaborators, preservers and simply curious beings.