Los Angeles Poverty Department’s Movie Nights at the Museum

Los Angeles Poverty Department’s Movie Nights at the Museum



2018-06-22 19:00:00
7:00 p.m. June 22
Free movie screenings, free popcorn, free coffee & free conversation. Every first and third Friday of the month, we screen movies about issues that are important to our Skid Row and downtown community at the #skidrowmuseum.

On Friday, June 8, we screen Harry Hook's The Last of His Tribe (1992, 130 min.), based on Theodora Kroeber's book relating the experiences of her husband, Alfred L. Kroeber, who made friends with Ishi, the last of the Yahi tribe. The movie is based on Native American Ishi as he tries to adjust to 20th-century society. In 1800 there were 300,000 Native Americans living in California; by 1900 only 20,000 remained. In 1911, Dr. Kroeber (Jon Voight) and his wife Henriette (Anne Archer) discover the homeless Ishi (Graham Greene). Ishi carries the secrets of his people, and Dr. Kroeber makes it his mission to uncover them before they are gone forever.

On Friday, June 22, we screen Justin Chon's Gook (2017, 94 min.). In the film, Eli and Daniel, two Korean-American brothers who own a struggling women's shoe store, have an unlikely friendship with 11-year-old Kamilla. On the first day of the 1992 L.A. Riots, the trio must defend the store while contemplating the meaning of family and thinking about personal dreams and the future.
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