American: An Odyssey to 1947

The film begins by exploring the early rise of Orson Welles, from his rise as a prodigy at the Todd School for Boys, to his arrival in Hollywood to direct Citizen Kane. As the story approaches World War II, a Japanese American boy named Howard Kakita travels abroad, and an African American soldier named Isaac Woodard enlists in the army. The film explores topics such as the Japanese internment camp, the Atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the emergence of the Civil rights movement, and the beginnings of the Cold War. In the end, as one American returns home, another American is forced to exile.

MPAA Rating:NR
Directed By:Danny Wu
Written By:Danny Wu
Cast:Satsuki Ina, John Houseman, Simon Callow, Orson Welles, Richard France, Catherine L. Benamou
In Theaters:Sep 08, 2023
Runtime:1 hour 42 minutes
Production:Maple Road Pictures
Available On:Itunes
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