In 1966, George Takei made his debut as Lt. Sulu on the cult television series Star Trek. But while he’s best known to fans as a member of the USS Enterprise, the role counts as just one of many fascinating accomplishments in his life. This month, the Hollywood Theater will screen To Be Takei, a film about the golden voiced actor’s career and his work as a representative for Japanese Americans and LGBTQ rights.
Directors Jennifer M. Kroot and Bill Weber crafted this feature documentary about a sci-fi icon turned public figure. Over seven decades, the television star and activist boldly journeyed from a WWII internment camp, to the helm of the starship Enterprise, to the daily news feeds of five million Facebook fans. Join him and his husband Brad on this playful and profound trek for life, liberty, and love.
To Be Takei will screen on September 20th at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., on September 21st at 7 p.m., and on September 23rd at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for the September 20th shows, $6 to $8 for the following shows. Tickets are available for purchase at Showclix.