Welcome to the official Ito-Matsuura film website!
Three of the best indie narrative films that played at the L.A. Int'l Film Festival 2013 are scheduled to be brought to Marymount California University for the fall edition of the Ito-Matsuura Film Series.
adjacent to the Warner Grand Theatre.
The directors of these films will speak after the screening in an extended Q & A.
Click one of the films above to learn more. On each site you'll find a press kit and trailer.
Save the dates to these free events for all students, faculty, and residents on the South Bay community as we celebrate the memory of Takuma Ito and Go Matsuura whose journey into the world of filmmaking was tragically interrupted.
Bruce Schwartz's poignant documentary examines the life and death of two film students
from Japan who were attending Marymount College back in 1994 and lost their lives in a car
jacking in San Pedro, CA. The shooter, Raymond Butler, was caught, tried and has been
on Death Row in San Quentin Prison since 1995. Schwartz, who chairs an annual film series
which honors the two boys, traveled to Japan in 2012 to interview the families of
the boys to set their shortened lives into perspective. Also featured are interviews with the
president of the College at the time, friends, and colleagues. The surge of violence in America
is explored and compared to the absence of violence in Japanese society. This film was honored
by the United States Congress with a certificate of commendation.
Tune in Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 6 at 5 a.m. to PBS So Cal Plus (Channel 50.2). Also screening on the following channels: Time Warner Channel 235, Cox 810, Verizon Fios 470, and Charter 314.