Fools' Dance (DVD)
Directed and produced by Robert Nakamura. Produced by Karen Ishizuka.
Mako and Esther Rolle star in this early (1983) award-winning film by Robert Nakamura (who is featured in the Drawing the Line exhibition at the Museum). Set in a convalescent home, a mysterious patient with a penchant for Shakespeare reaffirms the joys of living despite the presence of old age and death. He proves that there is method to his "madness" and teaches staff and residents that life, even in the shadow of death, is to be enjoyed and lived to the fullest.
--CINE Golden Eagle Award
--Best of Show, Oswego International Film Festival
--First Place, Drama, Herland Film & Video Festival
--Retirement Research Foundation Award
Running time: 30 min.