Asian American Film Series Closing Night

July 26, 2024

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

General: $5
SBTHP members: FREE

Join El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park for their  fourth and final night of their 15th annual Asian American Film Series where they will be screening, “Finding Her Beat.”

For thousands of years, women have been locked out of Taiko drumming. Not anymore. In the dead of a Minnesota winter, Asian drumming divas smash gender roles and redefine power on their terms. FINDING HER BEAT dives into the rhythms and struggles that lead to an electrifying historic performance that changes everything. 

A special taiko drumming performance will follow the screening.

Since 2010, SBTHP has presented the Asian American Film Series, a free event held on Fridays in July at the Alhecama Theatre. In an effort to explore the history and cultures of the Asian communities that once thrived in and around the Santa Barbara Presidio area, the series includes films that speak to the Asian American experience in the US. The films have addressed a broad range of historical and modern topics, such as the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII, Chinese American adoptions, and the contributions of key Asian American figures.

This film series is made possible by the generous support of the George H. Griffiths and Olive J. Griffiths Charitable Foundation.

Asian American Film Series Closing Night

215A Canon Perdido Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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