Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Good Luck Soup

November 18, 2016 @ 7:40 pm - 9:15 pm

$6 – $8

After years of rejecting his Japanese heritage, filmmaker Matthew Hashiguchi sets out on a sometimes humorous, yet insightful journey to discover what it means to be Japanese American, and how that identity changes over time. Along the way, we learn about the life of his grandmother, a former incarceree at a WWII Relocation Camp, and how other family members also struggled with their Japanese American identities in a predominantly White neighborhood in the Midwest. The family’s various experiences have produced unique perspectives on race, identity, religion and
heritage that continues to change as the family assimilates deeper into the American fabric. However, as time changes the cultural and ethnic makeup of the family, they still look to the past in an attempt to learn from and preserve their Japanese heritage.

A thoughtful reflection on multiracial identity, mixed race families, and the legacy of intergenerational trauma. Director Matthew Hashiguchi expected in attendance for post-film Q&A and discussion of Good Luck Soup Interactive online transmedia database.

Screens with All The Way, a short doc about a Japanese American seniors bowling league in Salt Lake City. Director Alli Nakamura expected in attendance.

Facebook Event Page 


November 18, 2016
7:40 pm - 9:15 pm
$6 – $8
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, , , , , , , , , ,


Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine St
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
+ Google Map