)Outsiders( film festival: The Cats of Mirikitani, 9/18


Contributed by Mara Baldwin

The Handwerker Gallery is pleased to be screening The Cats of Mirikitani as the inaugural event of the )OUTSIDERS( film series, introduced by faculty member Sue-Je Gage from the Department of Anthropology.  The film will be shown on Tuesday, September 18, at 5.00 p.m..


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 friendship and art, this documentary won the Audience Award at its premiere in the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.

To find out more about the film, check out the website: http://www.thecatsofmirikitani.com/

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Mara Baldwin at 607.274.3548 or mbaldwin@ithaca.edu. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.