Scribe Video Center’s Producers’ Forum
95 and 6 to Go
Dir. Kimi Takesue, USA, 2016, 85 min.
With filmmaker Kimi Takesue in person
In this affectionate portrait, Kimi Takesue finds an unlikely collaborator in Tom, her 90 year old widowed grandfather in Hawai’i. Tom’s memories become intertwined with the fictional screenplay his granddaughter is writing, revealing the fine line between life and art, rumination and imagination. Shot over six years, this meditation on absence and family expands the vernacular of the “home movie” to consider how history is accumulated in the everyday.
Kimi Takesue received the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Her films have screened extensively at festivals and museums, including Sundance, New Directors/ New Films, Locarno, Rotterdam, SXSW, the Walker Art Center, and the Museum of Modern Art. They have aired on PBS, the Independent Film Channel, and the Sundance Channel. Takesue, a graduate of Temple University’s MFA program, is Associate Professor in the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media at Rutgers University.
Producers’ Forums are supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Philadelphia cultural Fund, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.