LIVES INTERRUPTED: The Takuma Ito & Go Matsuura Story

Welcome to the official Ito-Matsuura film website!

On Tuesday, October 16th again in the Commons at 7 PM will be “Finding Sara” the feature length version of “Vegas in the Aftermath” which played at last year’s Ito-Matsuura Film Series, 

written and directed by Bruce Schwartz.  Guests will include Max Trumpower and Theresa Moriarty, who starred in the film.

Lastly on Thursday, November 15th again in the Commons at 7 PM will be the premiere of  “The Vegas Kid and the Drifter” produced by Travis Lance Sosa and written and directed by Bruce Schwartz

This is a dark  tale about the underside of Las Vegas with invited guest actors Gloria John and Travis Sosa who will be interviewed in a  Q & A by the director.

Please let your students know about these films and looking forward  to answering any questions you might have.

Trailers from each of these films will be posted on their websites shortly.  “Finding Sara” can be found currently on Facebook by typing in that title.

Bruce R. Schwartz
Chair, Ito-Matsuura Film Series

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.