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AsianAm Media Spotlight: AUGUST AT AKIKO’S
October 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
AUGUST AT AKIKO’S
Sat., Oct. 6 | 7:00 PM
4070 Vilas Hall
USA | 2018 | DCP | 75 min.
Director: Christopher Makoto Yogi
Cast: Alex Zhang Hungtai, Akiko Masuda, Kinuko Arakaki
After a period of estrangement, a jazz musician returns to his Hawaiian island home and takes up residence at a retreat run by an older Buddhist woman. Trading therapeutic techniques and music, the two develop a spiritual bond. Director Makato Yogi’s debut is “a soul-deep love letter to a state that Hollywood tends to more glibly romanticize…its breezy, benevolent warmth stays with you after its immediate details begin to fade” (Guy Lodge, Variety). Screening with the support of the 2018 Asian-American Media Spotlight.