Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Cats of Mirikitani

SHR and I were completely engrossed by this documentary. It tells the story of Jimmy Mirikitani, an eighty-something Japanese-American artist living on the streets of NYC.

The film begins shortly before 9/11. After 9/11, Mirikitani has an even more difficult time of making ends meet so the filmmaker Linda Hattendorf takes him in.

Mirikitani is a fascinating subject. He and his family were interned during World War II and he had been separated from his family since the war. Hattendorf tracks down a relative and Jimmy is able to reunite with surviving family members. But for some reason, PBS edited this part out. In fact, they edited 15 minutes from the 75 minute runtime. I liked this movie so much that I want to make sure to see the whole thing at some point.

Directed by Linda Hattendorf

1 comment:

youthlarge said...

yeah, full edit please.