Made in Japan (followed by a live performance from Tomi Fujiyama!)

On November 9, 1964, an unlikely performer received a standing ovation at The Grand Ole Opry: Tomi Fujiyama, a then-21-year old Japanese country singer. As the legend goes, Tomi (the first Japanese musician to grace the stage at the historic venue), performing in a lineup that included Johnny Cash, received the only standing ovation of the night. Made in Japan, narrated by Elijah Wood, tells her story, from her performance at the famed mecca of American Country Music, to her career in Japan, where country music’s popularity waned. Join Tomi and her husband, as she sets out to perform at the Grand Old Opry one last time.

After the screening, Tomi Fujiyama will perform a short live set!

Dir. Josh Bishop, 2015, DCP, 90 min.

Watch the trailer!