SOLD OUT: Special Fourth Screening: Santa Barbara Premiere of George Takei's Allegiance
Friday, July 28, 2017
Reception 5:30 PM | Screening 6:30 PM
2017 marks the 75th anniversary of FDR’s Executive Order 9066, which initiated the forced internment of an estimated 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry, most of whom were United States citizens. To mark this anniversary SBTHP’s Asian American History Committee has selected a fourth film highlighting this important history as part of its annual Asian American Film Series. Join us for the Santa Barbara premiere of the filmed version of the new Broadway musical Allegiance (2017, 2 hours 30 minutes, directed by Stafford Arima).
Inspired by the true life experience of its star George Takei (Star Trek, Heroes), Allegiance follows one family’s extraordinary journey in this untold American story.
Their loyalty was questioned, their freedom taken away, but their spirit could never be broken. Rejoice in one family’s triumphant story of hope, love, and forgiveness in Allegiance.
Allegiance is the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events of Pearl Harbor. Sam Kimura seeks to prove his patriotism by fighting for his country in the war, but his sister, Kei, fiercely protests the government’s treatment of her people. An uplifting testament to the power of the human spirit, Allegiance follows the Kimuras as they fight between duty and defiance, custom and change, family bonds and forbidden loves. Legendary performer George Takei, who was himself an internee as a child, stars alongside Tony® winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Mulan) in this enthralling and epic new musical.
Special guests: original cast members Janelle Dote and Momoko Sugai!
914 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara
Limited seating -- SOLD OUT!
For more information: call (805) 965-0093 or visit sbthp.org/aafs
*Free parking in lot at the corner of Santa Barbara and Canon Perdido Streets
Join SBTHP at the reception before the screening for complimentary appetizers and light refreshments.
The Asian American Film Series is made possible by the generous support of the George H. Griffiths and Olive J. Griffiths Charitable Foundation.