2015 / Short film about 1950s Japanese American entertainment club to be shown, July 30


Directed by David Osako

Film Remembering Rafu Mandolin Club

Short film “Remembering Rafu Mandolin Club” by David Osako

The discovery of old reel-to-reel tape recordings exhumed from the back of a closet leads to the resurrection of musical treasures from the Japanese American musical culture of the 1950s-60s, recorded by a Los Angeles band called the Rafu Mandolin Club.

The film presents a selected sample of these recordings — highlighting the extraordinary female Japanese vocalist, Harumi — along with some moments captured from a 50-year reunion of the original music group members and family at a gathering in a Little Tokyo restaurant.

David Osako’s Little Tokyo Series “Remembering Rafu Mandolin Club” will be screen at “VC#TBT” film program on Thursday, July 30 at 7:00 pm at East West Players – David Henry Hwang Theater -, 120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012   Map & Directions


$15 at the door

$12 presale online

$10 Visual Communications Members, students, and seniors

Phone: (213) 680-4462
Email: anisa@vconline.org

Website:  http://bit.ly/1eJFIH1

VC#TBT: After a four-year absence, Visual Communications welcomes the return of the summer screening, curated and organized by its intrepid group of summer interns. VC#TBT is featuring ten new short films by Asian Pacific American artists that showcase a diverse variety of stories and styles.

Stick around afterwards for a post-screening reception in the Aratani Courtyard with free food and drinks, good company, and an opportunity drawing for cool prizes.