Marymount California University Kicks Off 2018 Season of Ito-Matsuura Film Series with Documentary on Skid Row

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA – Marymount California University kicks off its 2018 season of the Ito-Matsuura Film Series on September 25 with a free public screening of “Lost Angels,” a feature documentary about the homeless on Skid-Row. The series memorializes two Marymount film students, Takuma Ito and Go Matsuura, who were tragically killed in 1994.  

The screening of “Lost Angels” will take place Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at The Commons on Marymount California University’s Oceanview campus in Rancho Palos Verdes. The film’s executive producer, Susan Klos, will be at the screening as a special guest. 

Each fall, Marymount California University host this series of three free film screenings in memory two film students, Takuma Ito and Go Matsuura, who lost their lives in a 1994 carjacking. The series began in 1995 and has been running for 24 years. It is currently organized by Bruce Schwartz, associate professor and Ito/Matsuura Film Chair at Marymount California University. 

“Lost Angels” is the first screening of the series, followed by a screening of “Finding Sara” on October 16 and the premiere of “The Vegas Kid and the Drifter” on November 15

“Finding Sara” was written and directed by Schwartz. Guests at the October screening will include Max Trumpower and Theresa Moriarty, who starred in the film.  Also attending will be the editor-cinematographer Mason T. Howard, a former Marymount student.  View the film’s trailer at  

The screening of “The Vegas Kid and the Drifter”  will take place in the spring of 2019 and we’ll share information about the exact date when it is set. The film is a dark tale about the underside of Las Vegas life, produced by Travis Lance Sosa and again written and directed by Schwartz. Go to for more information.  

All screenings of the Ito-Matsuura Film Series will be free, open to the public and held at 7:00 p.m. at The Commons @ Marymount California University’s Oceanview campus, 30800 Palos Verdes Dr. East, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

For more information about this series, visit or the event pages on Marymount California University’s website: 

About Marymount

Marymount California University has two distinct campuses in Los Angeles County, each offering a unique set of learning opportunities.

  • Oceanview Academic Campus, Palos Verdes
  • The Villas Residential Campus, San Pedro