september, 2018

21sepAll Day2395 and 6 to GoSPECIAL SCREENINGS! FILMMAKER IN PERSON!Anthology Film ArchivesCountry:USA

Event Details

Directed by by Kimi Takesue

In 95 AND 6 TO GO, a resilient widower’s memories become intertwined with the fictional screenplay his granddaughter is writing, revealing the fine line between life and art, rumination and imagination. Filmmaker Kimi Takesue captures the cadence of daily life for Grandpa Tom, a retired postal worker born to Japanese immigrants in Hawai’i in the 1910s. Amidst the solitude of his home routines – coupon clipping, rigging an improvised barbecue, lighting firecrackers on the New Year – we glimpse an unexpectedly rich inner life. As his granddaughter queries his history of love and loss, a stalled film project becomes a collaborative inquiry into mortality and how one constructs a personal narrative with memories that span almost a century. Shot over six years in Honolulu, this intimate meditation on absence and family expands the vernacular of the ‘home movie’ to consider how history is accumulated in the everyday and how sparks of humor and creativity can animate an ordinary life.

“What initially feels like a conducive format for a miseof meta proportions, in which a speculative fiction is scaffolded within a documentary, reveals itself as an affectionate and occasionally circumspect portrait of familial discovery, a version of the home movie that reaches back a century to reveal a backstory ripe with love and loss but absent any shattering disclosures. […] The film is in many ways a mutually somber homecoming; the proverbial return to care for one’s elders becomes an active accounting of the past and provokes an unforeseen source of humble creativity. The subject of Japanese American identity during the war is broached as a matter of course, thus rendering the now quotidian gestures of this resilient nonagenarian all the more affecting.” –Jay Kuehner, CINEMA SCOPE

“95 AND 6 TO GO is the home movie as subtle, multi-layered, self-reflexive work of art.” –Peter Keough, THE BOSTON GLOBE

Schedule

    • Day 1
    • Day 2
    • Day 3
    • September 21, 2018
    • 7:30pm 95 and 6 to Go7:30pm - 8:55pm“95 AND 6 TO GO is the home movie as subtle, multi-layered, self-reflexive work of art.” –Peter Keough, THE BOSTON GLOBE

    • September 22, 2018
    • 7:30pm 95 and 6 to Go7:30pm - 8:55pm“95 AND 6 TO GO is the home movie as subtle, multi-layered, self-reflexive work of art.” –Peter Keough, THE BOSTON GLOBE

    • September 23, 2018
    • 7:30pm 95 and 6 to Go7:30pm - 8:55pm“95 AND 6 TO GO is the home movie as subtle, multi-layered, self-reflexive work of art.” –Peter Keough, THE BOSTON GLOBE

Time

september 21 (Friday) - 23 (Sunday) EDT

Location

Anthology Film Archives

32 Second Avenue

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