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Old Man River (film)


Filmed version of Cynthia Gates Fujikawa's one-woman play of the same name about her search to unearth the secrets in the life of her father, actor Jerry Fujikawa. The play premiered in New York in 1997. Gates and documentary film director Allan Holzman filmed her performances during the run of the play in Los Angeles in early 1998. To try to recapture the effect of Fujikawa talking directly to the audience, Holzman positioned cameras on stage that she could talk into and added additional historic photographs and video. Premiering later in 1998, the film version went to play in various film festivals, community screenings and Days of Remembrance in succeeding years. The DVD version of the film also includes Fujikawa's 2003 documentary, Day of Remembrance .

Authored by Brian Niiya , Densho

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Media Details
Release Date 1998
Runtime 74 minutes
Director Allan Holzman
Producer Cynthia Gates Fujikawa
Writer Cynthia Gates Fujikawa
Starring Jerry Fujikawa, Cynthia Gates Fujikawa
Music Susan Justin
Cinematography Allan Holzman
Editing Allan Holzman
IMDB Link http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0220678/
For More Information

For More Information

Mori, Darryl. " Behind the Scenes of 'Old Man River' (DVD). " Discover Nikkei , Aug. 25 2010.