95 AND 6 TO GO
A film by Kimi Takesue
Filmmaker Kimi Takesue turns her camera on her resilient grandfather who has lived in Honolulu for nearly a century. As she captures the cadence of Grandpa Tom’s daily life he shares his story of immigration, love, loss, and endurance.
Unexpectedly, he becomes intrigued by her stalled romantic screenplay and offers advice that is as shrewd as it is surprising. Shot over six years, this intimate meditation on family and absence expands the vernacular of the “home movie” to consider how history is accumulated in the everyday and how sparks of humor and creativity can animate an ordinary life.
Director/Producer: Kimi Takesue
Producer: Chiemi Karasawa
Co-Producer: Richard Beenen
Cinematographer/Editor: Kimi Takesue
Colorist: Gabriele Turchi
Re-recording Sound Mixer: Tom Efinger
Sound Editor: Jeff Seelye
Additional Music: Paul Brill
Key Art/Design: Eddie Chu
Production Coordinator: Meera Aiyagari
Post & Publicity Assistants: Minna Son & Sophie Luo
Screening Format: DCP, Blu-ray, Apple Pro- Res
Length: 85 minutes
Music for Trailer: Trio Noir
Altosax - Rudi-Renoir Appoldt; Accoustic Guitar - Carlos Ramirez; Upright Bass - Daniel Stocker
Funding & Support: The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, Rutgers University-Newark, Women Make Movies - Production Assistance Program, The Corporation of Yaddo.