Outdoor Screening: City of Ghosts (JANM)
Want to learn about LA's history? What better way than to hear it from the city's former residents: ghosts! The Japanese American National Museum hosts a special, family-friendly outdoor screening of the Netflix series City of Ghosts.
The event includes a conversation with creator Elizabeth Ito, director and writer Ako Castuera, and episode stars Atomic Nancy, Zen Sekizawa, Honor Calderon, Tina Calderon, and Jessa Calderon telling stories related to their histories and their communities will be held before the screening.
About the Show: Featuring a charming blend of animated characters and live-action settings, City of Ghosts is a documentary-style series about a group of ghost-loving kids in Los Angeles who learn about the rich history of their city through encounters with friendly neighborhood ghosts. In each episode - which is based on and voiced by real residents from different neighborhoods - the members of The Ghost Club help others learn to inhabit the present by communicating with the ghosts of the past.
Screening attendees can come early to visit JANM’s galleries for free from 11am to 5pm, last admission at 4:30pm, and then picnic on the plaza before the screening.
A limited number of chairs will be set up, available first-come, first-serve. Guests are welcome to bring their own chairs and blankets, but please be mindful of blocking others’ views of the screen and maintaining social distancing. Masks are required at all times indoors regardless of vaccination status.
Photo: courtesy of Netflix