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Giant Robot premiers to sold out Artbound audience at JANM

Giant Robot screened to a sold out audience at the Japanese American National Museum's Democracy Center. The screening was attended by the cast and crew and followed a lively discussion.




ABOUT THE EPISODE:

Giant Robot created an appetite for Asian and Asian American pop culture, exploring Sawtelle Boulevard as a Japanese American enclave, and ultimately resulted in a lasting legacy of Asian American artists that achieved worldwide recognition. Founded in 1994, Giant Robot was a bimonthly magazine covering Asian popular culture and soon featured Asian American artists such as David Choe and James Jean.  Featuring interviews with Margaret Cho, Takashi Murakami and Daniel Wu among others. Directed by Dylan Robertson and Dennis Nishi. Produced by Radiant Features.

Giant Robot: Asian Pop Culture and Beyond – Wed., Oct. 26 at 9 p.m. on KCET / Fri., Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. PT on PBS SoCal / Tues., Nov. 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV


ABOUT ARTBOUND:

The critically acclaimed weekly television series and online destination ARTBOUND captures the spirit of the burgeoning arts and culture community in California and explores how it's shaping California as the creative capital of the world. The KCET Original series explores and illuminates the cultural issues of our times, providing critical in-depth analysis of how arts and culture affect society. The series and the online stories that are found at kcet.org/artbound are the result of cultural tastemakers throughout the region and collaborations with LA’s top cultural institutions. Since its inception in 2012, the series has earned high industry praise including Emmy® Awards, Southern California Journalism awards, Golden Mike awards and a National Arts & Entertainment Journalism award, among others. ARTBOUND has been recognized with the prestigious ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor / Virgil Thomson Multimedia Award for outstanding music.

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