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A film by Kimi Takesue

Filmmaker Kimi Takesue turns her camera on her resilient grandfather who has lived in Honolulu for nearly a century. As she captures the cadence of Grandpa Tom’s daily life he shares his story of immigration, love, loss, and endurance.

Unexpectedly, he becomes intrigued by her stalled romantic screenplay and offers advice that is as shrewd as it is surprising. Shot over six years, this intimate meditation on family and absence expands the vernacular of the “home movie” to consider how history is accumulated in the everyday and how sparks of humor and creativity can animate an ordinary life.

CREDITS

Director/Producer:                                  Kimi Takesue

Producer:                                                 Chiemi Karasawa

Co-Producer:                                           Richard Beenen

Cinematographer/Editor:                       Kimi Takesue

Colorist:                                                   Gabriele Turchi

Re-recording Sound Mixer:                   Tom Efinger

Sound Editor:                                         Jeff Seelye

Additional Music:                                  Paul Brill

Key Art/Design:                                      Eddie Chu

Production Coordinator:                       Meera Aiyagari

Post & Publicity Assistants:                  Minna Son & Sophie Luo

Screening Format:                                 DCP, Blu-ray, Apple Pro-         Res

Length:                                                    85 minutes

Music for Trailer:                                    Trio Noir

Altosax - Rudi-Renoir Appoldt; Accoustic Guitar - Carlos Ramirez; Upright Bass - Daniel Stocker

Funding & Support:  The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, Rutgers University-Newark, Women Make Movies - Production Assistance Program, The Corporation of Yaddo.