Filmmaker Jennifer Kroot’s collaboration with the Japanese American Museum of San Jose has led to creation of To Be Takai, a documentary about actor and activist George Takai, who is known to many fans as the Star Trek helmsman. Kroot’s film explores Takai’s evolution as an activist on behalf of marriage equality and his formative experiences as a child in an internment camp. Her collaborators at the Museum provided rich background about Japanese internment during the Second World War.
To Be Takai is receiving a centerpiece screening at Frameline 39: The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival on Tuesday, June 24, at 6:00 p.m. in the Castro Theater. Rush tickets are available at the venue. George Takai also is receiving the 2014 Frameline Award.