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Still from Persona Non Grata

Film: Persona Non Grata

Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2 pm

Join us for the Philadelphia premiere of Persona Non Grata (Japan, 2015, 139 min.) with director Cellin Gluck in attendance. This narrative film tells the compelling and little-known story of the only Japanese Righteous Among the Nations, Chiune Sugihara*, who saved thousands of Jewish lives during World War II.

$10/Free for NMAJH and JACL Members

Presented with the Philadelphia Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League and the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival.

*Click here to learn more about Chiune Sugihara.

Cellin Gluck grew up in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, and began his film career with Ridley Scott’s Black Rain (1989). While he specializes in producing/directing US-Japan co-productions, he continues to work as an assistant director on Hollywood productions, such as Michael Bay’s Transformers (2007), Boaz Yakin’s Remember the Titans (2000), and Robert Zemeckis’ Contact (1997), and production manager on films like Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) and Godzilla (2014). He also directed US segments for Shinji Higuchi’s Lorelei (2005), Hideyuki Hirayama’s Oba: The Last Samurai (2011), and the 20th Century Boys trilogy (2008-2009) by Yukihiko Tsutsumi. In 2009, he made his debut as a film director with Sideways and Persona Non Grata is his second feature film.

Event type:Films & Filmmakers