BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.1014@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20070218T000000Z DTEND:20070218T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong>SPECIAL FILM SCREENING OF ‘FAREWELL TO MANZANAR’\nW ITH APPEARANCES BY AUTHOR HOUSTON\, DIRECTOR KORTY\nTO CONCLUDE ANSEL ADAM S AT MANZANAR EXHIBITION RUN FEB. 18</strong>\n\nLOS ANGELES.—The highly popular installation of the traveling exhibition\, <em>Ansel Adams at Man zanar</em>\, concludes with a special film screening of the landmark made- for-television movie\, “Farewell to Manzanar”\, highlighted by appeara nces by authors Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and her husband James D. Houston and the film’s director John Korty on Sunday\, February 18\, beginning a t 2 p.m.\, at the Japanese American National Museum.\n\n<em>Ansel Adams at Manzanar</em>\, organized by the Honolulu Academy of Arts\, features over 50 vintage prints by America’s most famous landscape photographer of li fe in an American World War II concentration camp used to unconstitutional ly incarcerate Japanese Americans. Manzanar was located at the foothills o f the Sierra Nevada Mountains\, an area familiar to Adams\, who visited th e camp in 1943 and 1944 in hopes of creating material for a book that woul d convince the general public that Japanese Americans were as American as anybody else. His work reflects that hope\, showing the unfairly imprisone d population working\, attending school and playing sports.\n\nCurated by Dr. Anne Hammond\, the exhibition features prints created by Adams himself which are now part of the collections of the Library of Congress\; Center for Creative Photography in Tucson\, Arizona\; Honolulu Academy of Arts\; and the Japanese American National Museum. Ansel Adams at Manzanar premie red at the Honolulu Academy of Arts last September and the National Museum is the only other venue for this exhibition\, which closes Sunday\, Febru ary 18.\n\nDuring the war\, Wakatsuki Houston was imprisoned at Manzanar w ith her family when she was a little girl. Originally reluctant to discuss her experiences\, Wakatsuki Houston was motivated to write about them by a young relative\, who wanted to know more about life in camp. Working wit h her husband James\, Wakatsuki Houston wrote the autobiographic <em>Farew ell to Manzanar</em>\, which was published in 1973. Director John Korty\, who has directed dozens of made-for-TV movies\, including “The Autobiogr aphy of Miss Jane Pittman” with Cecily Tyson\, turned the book into a te levision movie in 1976 starring Nobu McCarthy and Yuki Shimoda as Jeanne ’s parents. Both the book and the movie have been used by schools across the country as a way to teach students about the false imprisonment of 12 0\,000 Japanese Americans by the United States government.\n\nThe Houstons and Korty will be part of a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Akemi Kikum ura-Yano\, who appeared in the film as Jeanne’s sister-in-law. This pre sentation is made possible\, in part\, by a grant from the California Civi l Liberties Public Education Program. Space is limited. To make reservatio ns\, call the Japanese American National Museum at (213) 625-0414. For mor e information on <em>Ansel Adams at Manzanar</em>\, go to <a href="http:// www.janm.org/exhibits/anseladams/">www.janm.org</a>. The National Museum i s closed on Mondays and open Tuesday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Thursday\, when it closes at 8 p.m.\n DTSTAMP:20240625T031548Z SUMMARY:Author Houston\, Director Korty to Appear at Screening of "Farewell to Manzanar" Feb. 18 URL:/en/events/2007/02/18/author-houston-director-korty-to-appear-at-screen i/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR