Screening of documentary ‘Lloyd & Marion’ at CST

The Claremont School of Theology will host a screening of the documentary film Lloyd & Marion, including a Q&A session with the film’s subjects, Lloyd and Marion Wake, as well as filmmaker Amelia Chua.

The screening will take place on Sunday, August 10 at 4 p.m. at Mudd Theater, located on the CST campus. A reception will take place immediately afterwards.

Lloyd & Marion depicts the story of Lloyd and Marion Wake—a Japanese American couple whose relationship blossomed following their experiences in internment camps located in the American west during World War II.

Rev. Wake enjoyed a long and distinguished career as an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. He became recognized as a theologian and activist as a founding member of the Pacific Asian-American Center for Theology and Strategies in Berkeley.

While Rev. Wake answered the call to pastoral ministry and civil rights activism, Ms. Wake devoted her life to serving ethnic minorities as a mental health counselor. Ms. Wake’s effort to expand mental health services to ethnic minorities led to the founding of Richmond Area Multi-Service Center in San Francisco.

The film follows Lloyd and Marion’s journey building a life together from the ground up as they struggle for justice and equality for all.

“I made this documentary to weave the Japanese-American strand into the American story,” Amelia Chua, the director and producer of Lloyd & Marion, said. “Lloyd and Marion will challenge Asian Americans stereotypes. They speak out, they’re funny, they show their emotions and they’re on the forefront of social justice work. This is not your typical love story.”

To learn more about Lloyd & Marion and to watch a trailer visit


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