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Jennifer M. Kroot

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    'To Be Takei' Director Jennifer Kroot on George Takei's "Singular Personality" and the Takeis' "Functional-Dysfunctional" Marriage

    "I really admire that George has faced a range of obstacles (internment, discrimination against Asian American actors, being "closeted" for most of his career) throughout his life and that he's remained relentlessly optimistic."

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    August 2014 Film Preview

    New films with Robin Wright, Patricia Clarkson, Paula Garces, Christina Ricci, and more.

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    Cruising With George Takei

    Leave it to George Takei to host a Trans-Atlantic premiere of the film about his life on a glamorous cruise ship in the middle of the ocean.

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    Trailer Watch: It's Not Easy (But It Sure Looks Like Fun) "To Be Takei"

    Small-screen legend George Takei leaps to the big screen in a new documentary.

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    Human Rights Watch FF Women Directors: Meet Jennifer M. Kroot (To Be Takei)

    "This film covers his experiences being imprisoned in Japanese American internment camps during his youth, his acting career, and his choice to 'come out' later in life and advocate for LGBT civil rights. It's also a romantic comedy!"

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    Sundance Review: Breezy Doc 'To Be Takei' Views George Takei As Modern Gay Icon

    Jennifer M. Kroot’s decently entertaining if somewhat one-note portrait “To Be Takei” tracks the Asian-American actor’s transition from supporting player to major pop culture figure.

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    Sundance Women Directors: Meet Jennifer M. Kroot

    "I was always a fan of 'Star Trek: The Original Series.' I was very intrigued and impressed with George when he came out in 2005 at age 68. He instantly became an LGBT spokesperson known for his quick wit and eloquence."

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