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Film

I Was a Simple Man

 
New York Premiere
 
Jun 23—Jun 29, 2021
 
 
LOCATION:

Virtual

Tickets: $10; $7.50; $5
All-access pass: $30; $22.50; $15
BAM Members: Levels 1-3 get 50% off highest suggested price with discount code; free for Level 4 and above.

Films available to stream in the US only

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Part of Film series BAMcinemaFest 2021

Dir. Christopher Makoto Yogi | 2021, 100min
With Steve Iwamoto, Constance Wu, Tim Chiou, Kanoa Goo

An elderly man in Hawai'i confronts his imminent death and the ghosts of his past as his family bears witness. Christopher Makoto Yogi (August at Akiko’s) wrote and directed this meditative American family drama about dying and how we remember the past, starring Steve Iwamoto as the transitioning protagonist and Constance Wu as the specter of his late wife. Drawing largely on local talent for both cast and crew and capturing the vast expanses of O’ahu as the spiritual backbone of the film, I Was a Simple Man is an affecting, beautifully crafted new work by an exciting voice in the indie film scene.

Post-screening Q&A with writer/director Christopher Makoto Yogi and actor Constance Wu.

This event includes closed captioning.


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All BAMcinemaFest films are available until Tue, Jun 29 at 11:59pm. Please ensure you have time to complete your film viewing.

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