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Starshine & Clay

IN DEVELOPMENT

Written by
KENDRA ARIMOTO
Executive Produced by
ALEXIS STERLING
CORI-ANNE GREENHOUSE

A debut feature film script from playwright Kendra Arimoto, Starshine and Clay is a story about a Japanese American family struggling with identity, love, and transgenerational trauma in a story spanning 75 years, from WWII to present day.  Starshine and Clay is a remembrance and a reminder; a warning and a prayer. It is a personal attempt at forging the language and space that is necessary in order to process the pain and suffering of queer people of color (specifically queer Japanese Americans) as they navigate straight, white American ideals and culture. More so, it is a universal story about The Other's desire to not only survive oppressive cultures, but to also thrive by daring to break cycles of silence. 

 

DIVERSE VOICES Spring 2018 Semi-Finalist​

2018 OUTFEST Screenwriting Semi-finalist