REMEMBERING RAFU MANDOLIN CLUB (8 minutes)
Directed 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
Phone: (213) 680-4462
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.