Contemporary Asian Theater Scene

Contemporary Asian Theater Scene

Next up from CATS

Growing up Sansei


Saturday, Oct 21st, 1pm - 4pm

Featuring a live reading of Soji Kashiwagi' "Garage Door Opener", a Japanese American dysfunctional family play. This play will bring smiles and laughter to baby boomer Sansei who grew up in a uniquely JA family environment. Post -reading discussion facilitated by Dr. Satsuki Ina

Bay Area Premieres
Saturday, Oct 21st, 1pm - 4pm
SJ Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 N 5th Street (x Jackson)

Sunday, Oct 22nd, 3pm - 6pm
Buddhist Church of San Francisco, 1881 Pine St (x Octavia)

SJBCB - 408/ 293-9292
BCSF - 415/776-3158

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A Grateful Crane Ensemble Event

3rd Annual Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest
(Formerly, San Jose J-Town Filmfest)

New name, new look!

Click here for updates.

ALLEGIANCE - The Broadway Musical

Join George Takei on Tue, Dec 13th to see the Broadway production of "Allegiance" for their one night showing in participating movie theaters in the Bay Area!   This special evening includes the production plus behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and creators.

Tickets just went on sale for local screenings in San Jose, Fremont, Cupertino, Mountain View, Dublin and more.

Click here for details and tickets! 

Congrats! CATS Board Member Adrienne (Reiko) Iwanaga

Reiko was one of four very deserving individuals who was honored at the JACL13th Annual Community Recognition Dinner on Saturday, November 5th, 2016. The individuals that were honored are Vernon Hayashida, Adrienne (Reiko) Iwanaga, Stan Kawamata, and Rich Saito. The 2016 theme was Kansha (gratitude)

Documentary Film Screening: PAPER LANTERNS

The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) in Mountain View presents a

special screening of the documentary film Paper Lanterns on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:30pm. 

This exclusive event will be held in Tateuchi Hall at the Community School of Music and Arts, located at 230 San Antonio Circle in Mountain View.  This screening is FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited; please arrive early.  Doors open at 7:00pm.

For more info:  650-917-6800, ext 305

CAAMFEST San Jose 2016

Thank you for joining us at the 2016 CAAMFest San Jose opening evening showing of Mele Murals. 

We hope you enjoyed Mele Murals and special guest Director Tadashi Nakamura.   

Let CAAMFest know which film you think should win the 2016 CAAMFest San Jose Audience Award by submitting your vote online at SurveyMonkey. Submit your vote by Friday, October 21st.

Digging to Chinatown

the story of San Jose's Chinatowns


Please join us for a special VIP reception and screening of the film, “Digging to Chinatown” at the California History Center, De Anza College on Friday, September 16th, 6:30 p.m.  

The creators of the film,  historian Connie Young Yu and videographer Barre Fong will be in attendance. DVDs of the film will be available at the event.

Please RSVP to Tom Izu, [email protected], or call 408-864-8986.


After "The Wash" screening, Dr. Jerry Hiura, founder of CATS, presented the Image Hero Award to Phillip Kan Gotanda.

Diane Takei Gotanda, Victoria Taketa, Phillip Kan Gotanda, LaDonna Yumori-Kaku

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