REDONDO BEACH — “The Manzanar Fishing Club” will open at the South Bay Galleria 16, 1815 Hawthorne Blvd. (at Artesia) in Redondo Beach, on Friday, Aug. 31.

Showtimes and admission on Saturday, Sept. 1, only are 11:15 a.m. ($6 general); 1:20 and 3:30 p.m. ($9.50 for adults and seniors, $8.50 for children); 5:40, 8:30 and 10:35 p.m. ($11.50 for adults, $10.50 for seniors, $8.50 for children).

Filmmakers Cory Shiozaki and Richard Imamura at the Fred Hall Show in Long Beach.

Director Cory Shiozaki and writer Richard Imamura will hold a Q&A with the audience on Saturday after the 5:40 p.m. show and will introduce the documentary before the 8:30 p.m. show.

Screenings will continue until Sept. 6. Daily showtimes are 11:15 a.m., 1:20 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:40 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.

For tickets and theater information, click here.

“The Manzanar Fishing Club” is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the World War II internment of Japanese Americans from a unique perspective: through the eyes of those who defied the armed guards, barbed wire and searchlights to fish for trout in the surrounding waters of the Eastern Sierra. By emphasizing the evacuees’ personal stories, the film shows how a courageous few were able to take back moments of dignity and freedom through the simple act of fishing.

The filmmakers have ties to the South Bay. They attended Gardena High School, and their history teacher, Mas Okui, a former Manzanar internee and an expert fly fisherman, is featured in the film.

For more information on the film, visit or the “Manzanar Fishing Club” page on Facebook.

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