About To Be Takei

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All tickets have been distributed for this screening. IU Cinema will recognize a standby line at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, and seat patrons as space is available. Patrons with tickets must be seated by 2:55 p.m. to be guaranteed a seat. A second event with George Takei will take place on September 19 at IU Auditorium: An Evening with George Takei. DIVERSITY DIFFERENCE OTHERNESS   Actor George Takei is scheduled to be present.  

This brisk, humorous, and sometimes poignant documentary presents a wide-ranging portrait of the jovial actor and activist George Takei, who spent four years of his childhood imprisoned in a U.S. internment camp for Japanese-Americans during World War II, starred in the groundbreaking role of Mr. Sulu in the original Star Trek series, and jumped out of the closet in 2005. Through a vibrant social-media presence, television interviews highlighting homophobia, and projects such as the Broadway play Allegiance, about Japanese-American internment and its long-term ramifications for one family, Takei has emerged as a leading civil-rights champion while he and his husband have become the poster couple for marriage equality. (2K DCP Presentation)

George Takei’s appearance is co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences; Union Board; The Media School; the Arts & Humanities Council; and the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs. Arrangements for the appearance of George Takei made through Greater Talent Network Inc., New York, NY.

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