Event Information
A Song Film by Kishi Bashi: Omoiyari
IFC Center
Saturday, Oct 7, 2023 12:35 PM
Event Pricing
Admission General Admission - $18.00
Admission Child - $15.00
Admission Senior - $15.00

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Ticket Selection
Ticket Availability

Special sneak preview, with Q&A and extended musical performance by Kishi Bashi (tickets at $25/$20 members) on Thursday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m.! 
Regular engagement Q&A and acoustic performance by Kishi Bashi on Friday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m.

Violinist and songwriter Kaoru Ishibashi travels on a musical journey to understand WWII era Japanese Incarceration, assimilation, and what it means to be a minority in America today.

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, Ishibashi 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 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.

Official Selection: SXSW

Additional showtimes for Oct 6-12 available Monday, October 2.

Film Details
Running Time:74
Director:Kishi Bashi
Accessibility:Assistive Listening