A Song Film by Kishi Bashi:
7:00 PM FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 - THE ELLEN THEATRE
BFS welcomes Co-Director Justin Taylor Smith
to the Ellen Theatre stage following this special Premiere!
In A SONG FILM BY KISHI BASHI: “OMOIYARI,” internationally acclaimed composer and songwriter K Ishibashi (professionally know as “Kishi Bashi”) embarks on a personal quest by creating his music in locations relevant to the Japanese American Incarceration during WWII. It is on this journey in which Kishi Bashi comes to terms with his own identity and uncovers a myriad of social issues that have gripping modern relevance. OMOIYARI is a genre-breaking, artistic exploration that fuses history, music, and the complexities of the human condition. Directed by Kishi Bashi and Justin Taylor Smith. 93 min. OFFICIAL WEBSITE
“A STUNNING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT KISHI BASHI’S OWN PERSONAL JOURNEY IN EXPLORING HIS PAST AS HE LOOKS FOR INSPIRATION FOR HIS LATEST MUSICAL PROJECT.” THE AU REVIEW
Justin “Chip” Taylor Smith is a self-taught filmmaker based in Bozeman, Montana. Growing up in California, he began using his family’s camcorder to make short surfing and skateboarding films, going on to work as a producer for DC Shoes. He eventually made his way to Jackson Hole, where he worked with Travis Rice on the seminal snowboarding film The Fourth Phase. Over the last decade, Smith has worked on some of the action sports industry's largest film projects, including Ty Evans' We Are Blood, Jetman’s Young Feathers, Robbie Maddison's AIR.CRAFT and Rice's Depth Perception. He aspires to deliver visceral, authentic film experiences. Smith is the director of IKIGAI (Mountainfilm 2019), co-director of 2019 Mountainfilm Commitment Grant winner Omoiyari - A Song Film by Kishi Bashi (Mountainfilm 2022) and co-director of FABRIC – A Documentary Series by Robin Van Gyn – Episode 1 "Knowledge" (Mountainfilm 2022