Screening of Momoko Iko's "The Gold Watch"



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The Gold Watch Screening and Live Event

Saturday, September 24 at 4:30 p.m.

Museum of the Moving Image – 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, Queens

Admission: $12/Free Museum members at the Film Lover and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above

Written by Momoko Iko and based on her childhood experience, The Gold Watch tells the story of Japanese immigrants in a West Coast farming community as they cope with racism and internment in the aftermath of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Depicting a chapter of the American past that has been sadly neglected, the movie, though aired in 1978 and set in the 1940s, has special resonance today in light of our continuing national conversation on immigration and racism.

The film stars Mako, Philip Baker Hall, Richard Narita, Shizuko Hoshi, and Jesse Dizon. The screening is part of the museum’s series Visions: TV Dramas by Maya Angelou and Momoko Iko & Changing the Picture and will feature executive producer Barbara Schultz and story editor Sandra Schulberg in person.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Museum of the Moving Image’s website.