February 12 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for the Philadelphia premiere of Persona Non Grata (Japan, 2015, 139 min.) with director Cellin Gluck in attendance. This narrative film tells the compelling and little-known story of the only Japanese Righteous Among the Nations, Chiune Sugihara, sometimes referred to as the “Japanese Schindler” who saved thousands of Jewish lives during World War II.
Presented in partnership with Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) – Philadelphia, and National Museum of American Jewish History.
$10 General Admission
Free for JACL or NMAJH Members
ABOUT CELLIN GLUCK
Cellin Gluck grew up in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, and began his film career with Ridley Scott’s Black Rain (1989). While he specializes in producing/directing US-Japan co-productions, he continues to work as an assistant director on Hollywood productions, such as Michael Bay’s Transformers (2007), Boaz Yakin’s Remember the Titans (2000), and Robert Zemeckis’ Contact (1997), and production manager on films like Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) and Godzilla (2014). He also directed US segments for Shinji Higuchi’s Lorelei (2005), Hideyuki Hirayama’s Oba: The Last Samurai (2011), and the 20th Century Boys trilogy (2008-2009) by Yukihiko Tsutsumi. In 2009, he made his debut as a film director with Sideways and Persona Non Grata is his second feature film.
For more details on Chiune Sugihara visit: