PBS Short Film Festival

Atomic Cafe

Season 2021 Episode 1 | 10m 24s | Video has closed captioning.

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.

Aired: 07/12/21

Expires: 07/12/23

Rating: NR

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