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Directed by Denmei Suzuki

Cast: Betty Inada, Saburo Nakagawa

SAPFF is thrilled to partner with UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) for a special presentation of the digitally restored film, WHISPERING SIDEWALKS, featuring Sacramento-born jazz vocalist and actress Betty Inada, who made her mark in the U.S., and went on to establish a name for herself on the Japanese singing and dancing circuit.

WHISPERING SIDEWALKS illuminates a forgotten current in the history of jazz and tap dance in Japan, following the story of a singer and dancer, Betty Yoshida (Betty Inada), recently arrived from the U.S. to go on tour in Japan. Prey to unscrupulous managers, Betty becomes the darling of a group of struggling musicians who live and work together in typically impoverished digs.

Content Warning: Smoking.

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