City of Fullerton
Public Information Office

303 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: (714) 738-6317


Subject :

Library to Host Oscar-Winning Director for "Farewell to Manzanar" Q&A
Contact :Chaunacey Dunklee    (714) 738-6327
Fullerton City Manager’s Office    (714) 738-6317

A rare screening of the film “Farewell to Manzanar” will be highlighted by an appearance by director John Korty.  On Saturday, October 27, at 1 p.m. Korty will attend Fullerton Public Library’s screening of his movie “Farewell to Manzanar” and participate in an audience question-and-answer session at the conclusion of the film.  Korty’s haunting depiction of the Manzanar internment camp garnered several Emmy nods, and won the Humanitas Prize in 1976. He won an Oscar for his feature documentary “Who are the DeBolts (and Where Did They Get 19 Kids)?” the following year.

This event is part of Fullerton Reads, an initiative aiming to get the city of Fullerton to read and discuss one book. “Farewell to Manzanar” is this year’s choice for Fullerton Reads.

Further information about the program may be obtained by calling the Fullerton Public Library at (714) 738-6327.  Persons requiring special accommodations to attend the program are asked to notify the library staff prior to October 26.