This screening includes To Be Takei
- Date and time:
- Tues, Sept 19, 2017, From 3–4:34 pm
- 1 hr 34 min
- Free, but ticketed
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.