Kimi Takesue
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Kimi Takesue is an award-winning filmmaker and the recipient of Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Kodak, and NYFA Fellowships in Film. Takesue’s films have screened extensively at film festivals and museums internationally including Sundance, New Directors/ New Films, Locarno, Rotterdam, SXSW, Mar del Plata, Thessaloniki, London’s ICA, the Walker Art Center, and the Museum of Modern Art-NYC and have aired on PBS, IFC, Comcast, and the Sundance Channel.  Takesue’s recent feature documentary 95 AND 6 TO GO is nominated for the 2017 European Doc Alliance Award. The film screened in competition at CPH:DOX, BAFICI, Doclisboa, Krakow International, Hawaii International, CAAM Fest. and the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival where it was awarded a Special Jury Prize. Takesue’s critically acclaimed Ugandan feature documentary WHERE ARE YOU TAKING ME? was commissioned by the International Film Festival Rotterdam and premiered at the festival, followed by screenings at the Museum of Modern Art-NYC, LA Film Festival, and festivals in Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Uganda, Poland, Portugal and India. WHERE ARE YOU TAKING ME? was theatrically released by Icarus Films, was a Critics’ Pick by Time Out-New York and LA Weekly and was described by The New York Times as, “Fascinating…an unusual visually rich visit to the nation.”   Takesue's films are distributed by Women Make Movies and Icarus Films. She is Associate Professor in the Dept. of Arts, Culture, and Media at Rutgers University-Newark.

  • 95 AND 6 TO GO (Trailer)