HITO HATA: RAISE THE BANNER
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15 at 7:30 PM – FRED HARVEY ROOM, UNION STATION
Metro Art Presents showcases an exciting array of free arts and cultural programs at historic LA Union Station….
The second installment of Metro Art’s fall film series in collaboration with Echo Park Film Center features a landmark project, “Hito Hata: Raise the Banner,” the first feature-length film made by and about Asian Pacific Americans. Capturing the contributions and hardships of Japanese Americansfrom the turn-of-the-20th century, the film centers on Oda, a feisty issei (first generation Japanese American) and elderly single laborer living in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo. Through a series of flashbacks, the story traces Oda’s life as a laborer on the transcontinental railroad to his struggle to save the home of Little Tokyo’s residents when the community is threatened with redevelopment. Watch clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFIGJFPnHJg 7:30pm Doors open with games and prizes 8:00pm Program begins with special introduction by film director Robert Nakamura. Show Metro TAP card at check-in and gain access to preferential seating. Guests are welcome to bring food and drink (no alcohol is permitted). The event is free and all ages, and will take place in LA Union Station’s Fred Harvey Room. Still from Hito Hata: Raise the Banner (1980). Courtesy Visual Communications Photographic Archive. More information: metro.net/unionstationeventsNo Events