Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wintersburg, a movie premiere, La Habra, etc.

Information of premiere film screening. Click to enlarge image.
The short film "Lil Tokyo Reporter" -- based on the life of newspaper publisher and civil rights leader Sei Fujii -- is a page more from Los Angeles' history than from Orange County. But the premiere screenings in Huntington Beach in November will raise funds to help save what is likely the most important Asian-American historical site in Orange County: The Furuta/Japanese Presbyterian Church site at Wintersburg. Click the image above for more information about this event. Advanced ticket sales will be available soon at

Each screening will include the chance to meet the producers, directors and cast of the film. The cast includes  Oscar winner Chris Tashima (Visas and Virtue), Keiko Agena (Gilmore Girls), and Eijiro Ozaki (Letters from Iwo Jima).

For more information about Wintersburg, see or search my previous posts. For more information about the movie see  (I also heartily recommend a visit to "Little Tokyo" in Downtown L.A. -- it's a fascinating and extremely historic place that is too often overlooked.)
The La Habra Historical Museum, next door to the library.
The La Habra Historical Museum has opened a new exhibit, "Defenders of Our Freedom," in honor of our military, past and present.  The exhibit features uniforms from WWI through today, and memorabilia on loan from over 40 different individuals. It also features a tribute to Sgt. 1st Class William T. Brown, the La Habra Green Beret who was MIA in the Vietnam War and whose remains were only recently recovered.  The museum is open at 201 E. La Habra Blvd., Saturday, noon-4pm.  For special tours or more information call Suzette Eschberger at (562) 999-6453.  The exhibit runs through March 16, 2013.


Derek Krycek said...

This sounds like one of the many great singles events in Orange County. Thank you so much for sharing!

Sallygadoola said...

2Correction on the address of the La Habra Historical Museum. It is 215 E. La Habra Blvd., La Habra, CA 90631