Directed by Mitchell Matsumura
The Holiday Bowl: a gathering place for a community and a generation, where all peoples came together in urban Los Angeles. It was a refuge for the stresses of life. The community celebrated its opening in 1958 until it closed in disbelief in 2000.
Mitchell Matsumura is a Sansei third-generation Japanese American born and raised in urban Crenshaw Los Angeles. He wrote articles for Gidra, the Asian American newspaper based in Los Angeles. He is the creator of Facebook community pages Asian Retro and Sansei Legacy whose goal is to tell stories of Asian American culture and experience.
Director: Mitchell Matsumura
Writer: Mitchell Matsumura
Producer: Mitchell Matsumura
Shorts Programs / 107 minsVisual Communications' Digital Histories program engages the passion of our elders to tell their stories in movie form. This year the seniors transformed an illness into a triumphant narrative, unearthed a forgotten jazz club in Little Tokyo, and explored how the first Japanese American Buddhist Taiko group came to be. - Gary Gabisan
In This Program: ABANDONED FABRIC, THE ARTS DISTRICT WITHOUT ARTISTS, A CENTENARIAN PLUS SIX, DANCING THROUGH LITTLE TOKYO, THE FINALE CLUB, HOLIDAY BOWL, JEFF IMADA: BREAKING BARRIERS BY DESIGN, KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS, GIVING IS AN ADDICTION, NOTE TO SELF, “ON MY HONOR…” BILL SHISHIMA VOLUNTEER EXTRAORDINAIRE, RAY ROCKS WITH HAIR, TAP, AND HIP-HOP, SAY YES TO YOUR HEART, TAIKO REFLECTIONS, THE TRAVELING RICE POT, WITHIN THE OPEN DOORS OF A SHINTO CHURCH IN BOYLE HEIGHTS