In Theaters Sun, Feb 19
George Takei's ALLEGIANCE
The Broadway Musical on the Big Screen
Back by popular demand, George Takei’s Broadway musical returns to cinemas on Sunday, February 19 – the Japanese American Day of Remembrance, and 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 which gave way to the internment of Japanese-Americans.
Their loyalty was questioned, their freedom taken away, but their spirit could never be broken. Inspired by true events, Allegiance is the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events of Pearl Harbor. Sam Kimura seeks to prove his patriotism by fighting for his country in the war, but his sister, Kei, fiercely protests the government’s treatment of her people. An uplifting testament to the power of the human spirit, Allegiance follows the Kimuras as they fight between duty and defiance, custom and change, family bonds and forbidden loves. Legendary performer George Takei stars alongside Tony Award®-winner Lea Salonga in this enthralling and epic new musical.
Run Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Best known for his portrayal of Mr. Sulu in the acclaimed series Star Trek. He’s an actor, social justice activist, social media mega-power, and subject of To Be Takei, a documentary on his life and career.