San Francisco Bay Area Screenings

The Birth Of California Shamisen comes to the San Francisco Bay Area for two shows in June. The San Francisco screening will feature a live performance by Kevin Kmetz, while Kevin's band God Of Shamisen will open for a short set in El Cerrito. The director will be present at each show and will be signing autographs!

  • Wednesday, June 18th, 2008
  • Climate Theater
  • 285 9th Street @ Folsom, San Francisco
  • 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, June 19th, 2008
  • Cerrito Speakeasy Theater
  • 10070 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito
  • 9:15 pm

New Improved Audio

Nao is in the sound studio with John Greenham. They are remixing the audio for the film in preparation for an upcoming SF Bay Area screening this spring. Stay tuned!

John Greenham Mixing

Boulder Asian Film Festival 2007

The Boulder Asian Film Festival (August 15, 17 - 19, 2007) will be screening The Birth Of California Shamisen on Saturday, August 18th in Boulder Colorado. For more information about the festival please check out or call 303-910-5782

  • Saturday, August 18th, 2007
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • Kurasawa's Tunnel (Downstairs)
  • 1426 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado

Birth of California Shaimsen World Premiere!

On April 27th, The Birth of California Shamisen will be playing at Santa Cruz Film Festival (April 19th - 28th). This will be the World Premier of this film. The star of this documentary film, Kevin Kmetz will be performing and Q&A with the director will follow the program. For more information about the festival, please visit

  • Friday, April 27th 2007
  • 8:30PM
  • Cayuga Vault
  • 100 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, California
  • Map and directions