DisOrient 2015 - Closing Night Film - To Be Takei and Awards Gala
Feature Documentary (2014) 93 min ENGLISH USA
Directed by Jennifer Kroot
Co-Directed and edited by Bill Weber
Produced by Gerry Kim & Mayuran Tiruchelvam
Featuring: George Takei, Brad Takei, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Howard Stern, Dan Savage
George Takei was always searching for the perfect role - only to find it within himself.
Jennifer Kroot's TO BE TAKEI follows Takei and his husband Brad, capturing their day-to-day as they prepare for Takei's dream project, ALLEGIANCE, a musical based on his harrowing childhood experiences inside a Japanese American internment camp during World War II.
Intertwined with this narrative is a look into Takei's life history, from his rise to fame as helmsman Hikaru Sulu on the iconic television series, STAR TREK, to his advocacy for marriage equality and civil rights across the United States. What emerges is a portrait of an outspoken activist who utilizes wit, whimsy, grace and humor to bring attention to the sorrows of his past and the joys of love and creativity in his present.
Featuring interviews with STAR TREK's William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, and Walter Koenig, plus journalist Dan Savage and radio host Howard Stern, TO BE TAKEI shows Takei as he's never been seen before.
Q&A with Producer Mayuran Taruchelvam 20 min
This ticket stub provides admission to the catered Closing Night Awards Gala at the University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art 10 pm - 11:30 pm
The Bijou (View)
492 East 13th Avenue Eugene
Eugene, OR 97401
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|