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2016 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

REMEMBERING RAFU MANDOLIN CLUB

Directed by David Osako

Short Film, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 8 mins

Precedes:
DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL

Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
February 20, 2016 8:30 pm

Description

The discovery of old reel-to-reel tape recordings exhumed from the back of a closet leads to the resurrection of treasures from the Japanese-American musical culture of the 1950s-1960s, recorded by a Los Angeles band called the Rafu Mandolin Club.


Director's Bio

David Osako is a Sansei Japanese American lawyer/photographer/filmmaker. His work focuses on bringing Little Tokyo’s characters and stories to life. He strives to preserve Japanese American history in Southern California.



Precedes

  1. DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL

    John Pirozzi / Feature, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA/Cambodia/France / 2014 / Documentary / 105 mins
    During the '60s and early '70s, a new music scene emerged in Cambodia that took Western rock and roll and stood it on its head — creating a sound like no other. But this artistic movement, and its artists, were nearly wiped out when the Khmer Rouge rose to power. This film is a celebration of the incredible music that came from Cambodia and explores how important it is to Cambodian culture both past and present.

    Preceded by: BLOOD MOON ORCHESTRA – MOVING TRAIN, REMEMBERING RAFU MANDOLIN CLUB, SENDAI ERA – DOWNFALL 


Dates & Times

Precedes:
DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL

Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
February 20, 2016 8:30 pm