KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A discussion about the United States policy of incarcerating Japanese Americans during World War II will be discussed before a showing of the film “Allegiance” Thursday, Dec. 7, at Pelican Cinemas.
A brief discussion will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the film at 7:30. Admission to the theater is $18. A limited number of half-price tickets are available for $9 each at the Klamath County Museum, 1451 Main St.
The feature-length movie was filmed as the musical “Allegiance” was being performed at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway in New York City. It recounts the story of a Japanese American family that was incarcerated.
The discussion will include a brief overview of the Japanese American segregation center at Tule Lake, and how seeing the story presented on stage might appeal to a wider audience.
“People learn about history in a wide variety of ways, from reading books to interviewing elders,” said Kenneth Doutt, outreach coordinator for the Klamath County Museum. “This film gives us yet another perspective on this dark chapter in American history.”
“Allegiance” is being shown at hundreds of cities across the country on Dec. 7. There will be only one showing in Klamath Falls.
The discount price for tickets is made possible by funding provided by the Klamath County Cultural Coalition, the Klamath County Museum, the Shaw Historical Library, and the Tule Lake Committee.
For more information contact the Klamath County Museum at (541) 882-1000.