Film Screening – “American Pastime” movie
Underwritten by the JM Foundation. Discussion led by Producer Kerry Yo Nakagawa.

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

Ticketing online has now closed.  There will be tickets available at the door starting at 6pm the day of the screening, Friday March, 23.

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.