Upcoming event at the Morikami in Delray Beach
Morikami Speakers Series Presents:
Film Showing & Discussion
Friday, February 21, 2014
Time: 6:30pm, museum doors will reopen at 5:45pm
Discussion led by Director Aaron Woolfolk
The Harimaya Bridge is a drama about an American man who must travel to Japan to claim some important items belonging to his late son, from whom he was estranged. While there, he learns several secrets his son left behind. The story takes place in Kochi Prefecture, a deeply rural part of Japan where traditional customs remain strong.The movie addresses the bond and conflict between father and son, as well as the prejudices that often exist between people of different backgrounds. In addition to theatrical releases in Japan and the United States and several festival appearances, The Harimaya Bridge was invited to screen at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
The San Francisco Examiner named it “one of the best films of the year,” while Los Angeles Times called it “powerful” and “a unique complex, consciousness-raising accomplishment.”
About the Director
Aaron Woolfolk is an American film director and writer. For his first film, the short Rage!, Woolfolk won a Director’s Guild of America award. His short films Eki and Kuroi Hitsuji won several awards, screened in international film festivals, and played on cable television. Woolfolk was the recipient of an ABC Talent Development Grant, and was later a Walt Disney Studios/ABC Entertainment Writing Fellow. His first co-written play, Bronzeville, premiered in Los Angeles to a sold-out extended engagement and was an Ovation Award nominee in the catergory of Best Playwriting for an Original Play. Woolfolk recently directed and co-wrote the award-winning short film Nico’s Sampaguita.
With his feature debut The Harimaya Bridge, Woolfolk became the first African American to make a feature film in Japan, and one of the few non-Asians to direct a movie in the Japanese entertainment industry. His next feature film projects will be the American southern dramedy Summer SOULstice and the Japan-set comedy The Christmas Lights of Tosa. He is also presently writing his first novel.
Cost: $10 (Members $7) (Advance ticket purchase required)
Please note that the Cornell Café and Gardens will be closed for the evening.
Museum doors will reopen at 5:45pm.
Advance purchased tickets will be held at the door, under your name.
To purchase tickets for the lecture please visit www.morikami.org or call 561-495-0233 x. 235.