An expert in Asian film, Tom Vick is the curator of film at the Freer and Sackler. He holds a BA in literature from Purchase College in New York and an MFA in film/video from California Institute of the Arts. Formerly Tom was the coordinator of film programs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He is a consultant for the International Film Festival Rotterdam and has served on the juries of the Korean Film Festival in Los Angeles, the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, and Filmfest DC. He has contributed essays to World Cinema Directory: Japan, Film Festival Yearbook, Asian Geographic, and other publications. His book, Asian Cinema: A Field Guide (2008) provides an insightful overview of the dynamic world of Asian cinema. He is currently working on a book about Japanese filmmaker Seijun Suzuki.
On April 6, in honor of this year’s National Cherry Blossom Festival, the Freer Gallery of Art will host the third after-hours event in our new Freer Film Fridays series. The evening will include food, drink, and a performance by up-and-coming jazz drummer Tomohiro Mori’s trio—all leading up to a classic Japanese movie about dueling jazz drummers, The Stormy Man.