A Song Film by Kishi Bashi: Omoiyari

  • Date: November 17, 2023 - November 19, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: $8 general, $7 seniors & students, $6 members
  • Presented by: Park City Film
  • Location: Park City Film

November 17-19 | Not Rated | 93 mins | Directed by Kishi Bashi and Justin Taylor Smith | Friday and Saturday 7:00 PM and Sunday 6:00 PM

When a media interview links the muslim ban and the immigration crisis at the USA-Mexico border with the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during WWII, Kaoru Ishibashi (aka Kishi Bashi) goes on a journey to learn about this history and its relevance. Along the way, he improvises and writes music in an effort to better understand his own identity as a bi-cultural American. Using never before seen archival footage from the Japanese Internment camps, mixed with breathtaking visual storytelling, Kaoru weaves a story using history, music and current events to create a portrait of America from the perspective of someone caught between two worlds.

“An uplifting documentary about a musician, but also about sympathy, compassion, and basic humanity” – Screen Zealots

Post-film discussion with directors Kishi Bashi and Justin Taylor Smith and producer JJ Gerber on Sunday, November 19th. Part of the Raising Voices Film Series supported with grant funding from Park City Chamber and Summit County RAP Tax.