'To Be Takei', directed by Jennifer M. Kroot at Out Twin Cities Film Festival hosted by Theatres at Mall of America
'To Be Takei'. directed by Jennifer M. Kroot (USA) RT: 90 min. Sponsored by Twin Cities Pride.
Included with the ticket will be a coupon good for $3.00 off on admission to STAR TREK THE EXHIBITION at Mall of America. (For more information about the exhibition, copy and paste the link into your browser. http://www.mallofamerica.com/attractions/view/star-trek-the-exhibition)
George Takei doesn't shy away from digging into his remarkable career and personal life in Jennifer Kroot's delightful and incisive film 'To Be Takei'. As a child forced into Japanese-American internment camps, the actor-turned-activist reveals the ways that racism affected him well into his early acting career, where he played stereotypical Asian stock characters in film and television shows. Even after landing the iconic role of Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek, Takei's sharp eye, coupled with his wicked sense of humor, continued to challenge the status quo well into the twenty-first century. Now at 76, nine years after formally coming out of the closet, Takei and his husband, Brad, have become the poster couple for marriage equality, highlighting homophobia through television interviews and hilarious skits, many of which have gone viral and garnered widespread attention. Whether dishing on William Shatner or parodying the now-infamous comments made by Tim Hardaway, Takei proves time and again why his presence in popular culture remains as fresh and necessary as ever.
2014 | USA | 90 min.
DIRECTOR JENNIFER M. KROOT CO-DIRECTOR BILL WEBER PRODUCERS GERRY KIM, MAYURAN TIRUCHELVAM EDITOR BILL WEBER CINEMATOGRAPHER CHRIS MILLION SOUND LORA HIRSCHBERG MUSIC MICHAEL HEARST
Theatres at Mall of America (View)
401 South Avenue
Bloomington, MN 55425
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