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“BY GEORGE!” Film about Grace Pastries by Janice Tanaka

By April 11, 2024April 27th, 2024Programs, Uncategorized


Greater Los Angeles JACL presents:

Sunday, April 14 – 1pm-2pm

Virtual film screening on Zoom

Free screening

The film profiles George Izumi, owner of Grace Pastries in Los Angeles’ Crenshaw District. Director Tanaka’s WIP project will tell the story of the Black/Japanese America intersection that took part during the 1960s/1970s, where African Americans and Japanese Americans alike found a place of shared identification. Approx 10 mins.

Janice D. Tanaka, has an MFA from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Janice is currently a freelance video and event producer/director/writer for Asian American Advancing Justice-SoCal, Go For Broke National Education Center and a number of other community groups. Janice has worked for 10 years as a script evaluator for ABC and Disney. She is a member of the USC Delta Phi Kappa Alumni Board and is a board member of the Ventura County JACL.

After the film there will be Q&A and a presentation of “Signposts of the Japanese American community of Crenshaw.”

Moderator: Mitchell Matsumura

To RSVP and to receive zoom link.