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PBS Short Film Festival | Episode | Atomic Cafe

In the late 1970s, when L.A.’s punk rock scene was exploding, an unlikely family-owned restaurant in Little Tokyo, started by Japanese Americans returning from America’s WWII concentration camps, became one its most popular hangouts. That’s when “Atomic Nancy,” with her “take-no-prisoners” punk makeup and demeanor, took over the café from her parents and cranked up the jukebox.

S2021 E1 | 0:10:24 | AIRED: 7/12/2021 | EXPIRES: 7/12/2023 |
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