On the anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, which changed the lives of Japanese Americans forever, the Arkansas Arts Center is presenting the film "Cats of Mirikitani" documenting artist Jimmy Mirikitani who survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness.
When 9/11 threatened his life on the New York City streets, a local filmmaker brings him to her home. In the movie, the two embark on a journey to confront Jimmy's painful past. An intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of friendship and art, this documentary won the Audience Award at its premiere in the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.
The film running in conjunction with the "Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066" exhibit, will be screened at 6 p.m. today (Feb. 19) and a reception will follow.
For more information, click here or call (501) 372-4000. See the trailer of the movie below.