Sab Shimono: Acting “As If”
2017, 9:55 minutes

single-channel digital video with sound

On the eve of his eightieth birthday, acclaimed Japanese American actor Sab Shimono reflects on his lifelong commitment to the craft of acting, his struggles against racism and homophobia, and how his life was transformed by gay bars and marriage equality.

Reelout Queer Film and Video Festival, Kingston, Ontario, 2023;

Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, 2017;