The Program in Film Studies at Bryn Mawr College presents A Screening and Discussion Session with REA TAJIRI

Posted March 23rd, 2010 at 1:19 pm.

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The Program in Film Studies at Bryn Mawr College presents
A Screening and Discussion Session with REA TAJIRI

Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 7pm
Carpenter 21, Bryn Mawr College
Free and open to the public

Rea Tajiri is a Japanese American video artist and filmmaker. The daughter of Vincent Tajiri, a prominent photo editor at Playboy during the 1950s and ’60s, she was raised in Chicago before leaving home to attend the California Institute of the Arts. Her video art has been included in the 1989, 1991, and 1993 Whitney Biennials. She has also been exhibited at the New Museum for Contemporary Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, The Walker Art Museum and the Pacific Film Archives. She is currently Associate Professor at Temple University’s School of Communications and Theater.

Tajiri will screen her film HISTORY AND MEMORY: FOR AKIKO AND TAKASHIGE, an internationally acclaimed essay documentary about the Japanese American internment which premiered at the 1991 Whitney Biennial and won the Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Documentary Association, among many other accolades. She will also show clips from other films, including an excerpt from a new work in progress. The screening is followed by a discussion session with the director.

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