IU CINEMA: "To Be Takei"
- September 19, 2017
- Indiana University Cinema
- 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
- 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
- Free, but ticketed
Actor George Takei is scheduled to be present.
This brisk, humorous, and sometimes poignant documentary presents a wide-ranging portrait of the jovial actor and activist George Takei, who spent four years of his childhood imprisoned in a U.S. internment camp for Japanese-Americans during World War II, starred in the groundbreaking role of Mr. Sulu in the original Star Trek series, and jumped out of the closet in 2005. Through a vibrant social-media presence, television interviews highlighting homophobia, and projects such as the Broadway play Allegiance, about Japanese-American internment and its long-term ramifications for one family, Takei has emerged as a leading civil-rights champion while he and his husband have become the poster couple for marriage equality. (2K DCP Presentation)