AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US
American documentary photographer Dorothea Lange was hired to capture images of the lives of Japanese-Americans who were forcibly interned during WWII. Using her starkly moving photographs to tell their stories, Lange bore witness to those who were imprisoned. Until now, this body of work was buried in the National Archives. Featuring actor George Takei (best known for his role in Star Trek), who was interned in the camps with his family as a small child, these timely portraits speak volumes in support of activism against racism today.
In Person: Director Abby Ginzberg; Co-Director/Editor Ken Schneider; Executive Producer Jonathan Logan; Film Subjects Satsuki Ina, Karen Korematsu
BRILLO BOX (3¢ OFF)
Art-market enlightenment is guaranteed as award-winning filmmaker and former Bay Area resident Lisanne Skyler muses about the once emerging Andy Warhol and his sculpture Brillo Box (3¢ off), purchased in 1969 by her parents during the heyday of abstract expressionism and pop art. This highly personal and irreverent film follows the artwork's 40-year journey from her parent’s’ living room to the auction block where, in 2010, it fetched an astounding sum.