Kansas State University


Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

Film Screening: The Cats of Mirikitani (2006), with director Linda Hattendorf

May 5, 5:30 p.m., UMB Theater

JimmyTsutomiMirikitani-mother cat & baby cat-2002The recipient of numerous awards, including one from the Tribeca Film Festival, this film tells the story of Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani, who survived the trauma of World War II and homelessness by creating art. When 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets, a local filmmaker brings him to her home, and the two embark on a journey to confront Mirikitani ‘s painful past. This documentary is an intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of friendship and art. Join director Linda Hattendorf for a discussion after the screening.

Free and open to the public.

Part of the programming for “Behind the Glass Eye: Photographs by Toyo Miyatake” and “Minidoka on My Mind: Paintings and Prints by Roger Shimomura.”

Image: Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani, Mother Cat & Baby Cat, 2002

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