Join us at the Cinetopia International Film Festival for a screening and discussion of To Be Takei, a film about actor and activist George Takei.
As a child forced into Japanese-American internment camps, the actor-turned-activist reveals the ways in which racism affected him well into his early acting career, where he played stereotypical Asian stock characters in film and television shows. Even after landing the iconic role of Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek, Takei’s sharp eye, coupled with his wicked sense of humor, continued to challenge the status quo well into the twenty-first century.
Created for the people of southeastern Michigan, the Cinetopia International Film Festival features the best feature-length dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the world’s best film festivals like Sundance, Cannes, Venice, & SXSW.
WDET members have an opportunity to register for a limited number of tickets to view To Be Takei at the Cinetopia International Film Festival and participate a post-film Q&A with WDET's Jerome Vaughn (News Director and Host of All Things Considered) and Pat Batcheller (Host of Morning Edition).
To learn more about the Cinetopia International Film Festival or to purchase tickets visit www.cinetopiafestival.org.
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