To Be Takei (2014)

Thursday, November 09, 2017
9:30-11:10 p.m.
The Marquee Cinema, Union South
USA | 94 mins | NR/PG-13 | Blu-Ray | Dir. Jennifer M. Kroot, Bill Weber Over seven decades, actor and activist George Takei boldly journeyed from a WWII internment camp, to the helm of the starship Enterprise, to the daily news feeds of five million Facebook fans. Join George and his husband Brad on this star's playful and profound trek for life, liberty, and love. (Official Website)   "To Be Takei is a celebration of a man of great resilience, infectious humor, a voracious appetite for the richness of the human experience, and the best laugh in the history of laughing." - Richard Roeper (Chicago Sun-Times)   The  Hyphenated-Americans Film Festival  will feature 11 films about Americans with intersecting identities informing their unique experiences of being American. The films will highlight that being American is being a hyphenated-American. This film festival is a response to the current political moment and celebrates the diversity vital to the American experience. This festival has films ranging from documentaries and dramas to a comedy special.   This event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests.