Documentary about Women in Taiko to Screen at DOC NYC

Finding Her Beat

Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 17 at noon

IFC Center – 323 6th Avenue (at W. 3rd Street)

Tickets: $19 General Admission | $17 Seniors and Children | $16 IFC Center Members
In-person Screenings before 5:00 p.m.: $12 General Admission | $10 IFC Center Members

Online Screenings: Thursday, November 17 through Sunday, November 27
Online Tickets: $12 General Admission | $9 IFC Center Members

DOC NYC, the largest documentary festival in the US, is currently celebrating its 13th anniversary with in-person and online screenings, including the New York premiere of Finding Her Beat.

Finding Her Beat

About Finding Her Beat

A drum master from Japan and a Korean adoptee from Minnesota boldly convene an all-female troupe to perform Taiko, the Japanese drumming art that has been off-limits to women for centuries. As the early menace of Covid rumbles in the background, the group faces down hurdles to prepare for a historic performance in snowy St. Paul. Buoyed by dynamic drum performances and do-or-die spirit, directors Dawn Mikkelson and Keri Pickett create an energizing and uplifting story of music, cultural expression and sisterhood. – Karen McMullen

Check out the film’s trailer.


Filmmakers Dawn Mikkelson and Keri Pickett, subjects/producers Jennifer Weir and Megan Chao Smith, and field producer/cinematographer Caroline Stucky will attend the 7pm show on Wednesday, November 16 at the IFC Center for a Q&A after the screening.

Discount for JCNYC Readers

DOC NYC is generously offering our community a discount of $3 off tickets for in-person and online screenings. Enter promo code DOCNYC_PTNR_22 at checkout for the discounted price. To purchase tickets, please visit DOC NYC’s website.