This James Shigeta film festival features the actor who gave hope for Asian males to cross into lead actor roles in the Hollywood studio. Tonight’s film, “Bridge to the Sun,” tells of the struggles of a Caucasian Gwen Terasaki (Carroll Baker), married to Japanese diplomat Hidenari Terasaki (Shigeta) during WWII. Released in 1961, “Bridge to the Sun” is also the actor’s favorite film. The final film in the festival is the 1960’s Western “Walk Like A Dragon,” starring Shigeta as Cheng Lu opposite actress Nobu McCarthy, and is not to be missed. Among Shigeta’s other well-known films includes the musical “Flower Drum Song.”
Please RSVP by Wednesday, December 5
Co-sponsored by: Co-sponsored by the Japanese American National Museum, the Japanese American Citizen’s League, Asian Cinevision and series co-sponsor NYU Center for Media, Culture and History/Center for Religion and Media.