Nobuko Miyamoto: A Song in Movement: Opening Night Screening & Reception

Co-presented by Asia Society

Directed By Tadashi Nakamura, Quyên Nguyen-Le

USA | Documentary | 60 min

East Coast Premiere

For the 47th Annual Asian American International Film Festival’s opening screening, Asian CineVision is proud to present Nobuko Miyamoto: A Song in Movement, co-presented with the Asia Society. This event will be held on Thursday, August 1 at the Asia Society (725 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021) in New York City.

With Nobuko Miyamoto: A Song in Movement, filmmakers Tadashi Nakamura and Quyên Nguyen-Le deftly explore Nobuko Joanne Miyamoto’s life and career. As a singer, dancer, and long-time activist of the AAPI community, there is no better person to encapsulate this year’s theme of memory, reconnection, and vibrant community of Asian American creatives across the country.

All are welcome to join us at the Lila Acheson Wallace Theater for this film screening, which will run 60 minutes and will be immediately followed by a live performance by Nobuko Miyamoto herself, accompanied by Derek Nakamoto. There will then be a Q&A with Nobuko Miyamoto and filmmakers Tadashi Nakamura and Quyên Nguyen-Le.

Afterwards, we’d like to invite you to Asia Society’s 8th Floor for a reception. Light refreshments will be provided by AAPI vendors in the NYC area. Details to follow.

— About Nobuko Miyamoto: A Song in Movement

After decades of groundbreaking cultural work that unites communities and sets the bar for Asian American storytelling, Miyamoto reflects on a life that has bridged coasts, industries, families, and history.

Featuring rare archival footage, NOBUKO MIYAMOTO: A SONG IN MOVEMENT is a story of a changing community told through the singular life of one of its most beloved storytellers.

Event Details

  1. Doors Open to Public, Red Carpet

    Asia Society, Lobby

  2. Opening Remarks

    Asia Society, Lila Acheson Wallace Theater

  3. Screening of Nobuko Miyamoto: A Song in Movement

    Asia Society, Lila Acheson Wallace Theater

  4. Performance by Nobuko Miyamoto, accompanied by Derek Nakamoto

    Asia Society, Lila Acheson Wallace Theater

  5. Filmmaker Q&A

    Asia Society, Lila Acheson Wallace Theater

  6. Reception

    Asia Society, 8th Floor

This event is recommended for ages 14 and up.


    • Date and Time

      Thursday, August 01 2024

      7:00 PM to 11:30 PM

    • Venue

      Asia Society

      725 Park Ave
      New York, NY 10021

    Film Details

    1. English

    2. N/A
    3. East Coast Premiere

    4. 2024

    5. 60 minutes

    6. Documentary

    7. USA

      1. Tadashi Nakamura

        Quyên Nguyen-Le

      Tadashi Nakamura is an Emmy-award-winning filmmaker and the Director of the Watase Media Arts Center, a production company of the Japanese American National Museum. Tadashi was named CNN’s “Young People Who Rock” for being the youngest filmmaker at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Now with over 20 years of filmmaking experience, his films include MELE MURALS (2016), JAKE SHIMABUKURO: LIFE ON FOUR STRINGS (2013), A SONG FOR OURSELVES (2009), and PILGRIMAGE (2006). He is currently working on THIRD ACT, about his pioneering filmmaker father, Robert A. Nakamura. Quyên Nguyen-Le (they/them) is a daytime emmy nominated queer vietnamese filmmaker born to refugee parents where Chumash and Tongva lands meet (San Fernando Valley, Los Ángeles). Quyên's work focuses on the ways histories are deeply felt in the quotidian everyday. Their short documentary, The Morning Passing on El Cajón Boulevard (2019) opened the 20th San Diego Asian Film Festival. Quyên was Associate Producer for Sundance award winning films Free Chol Soo Lee and The Accidental Getaway Driver. They hold B.A. degrees from USC in Santiago and a M.A. in Visual Studies from UC Irvine.

      1. Nic Cha Kim

        Tadashi Nakamura

        Quyên Nguyen-Le

      1. Iliana Garcia

        Quyên Nguyen-Le

      1. Nobuko Miyamoto

      1. EPs: Stephen Gong, Tamara Gould, Angela Boisvert

        DPs: Corey Cao Nguyen, Jess X Snow

        Editor: Iliana Garcia

        Score: Derek Nakamoto

        Sound Designer: Jon Oh

        Featuring Music from: Nobuko Miyamoto

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