Kimi Takesue, an associate professor in the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media at Rutgers University–Newark, won the 2018 Chicken & Egg Pictures Breakthrough Filmmaker Award, which is given each year to five women documentarians. The recipient of Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellowships, Takesue was selected for 95 and 6 to Go, her 2016 film about the daily rhythms of life for her grandfather, a retired postal worker born in the 1910s to Japanese immigrants living in Hawaii. He is widowed and keeps his loneliness at bay through the small joys that come with the routines of domestic life. As Takesue, who was raised in Hawaii and Massachusetts, asks him about love and loss, his recollections jump-start her own stalled screenplay as they enter a collaboration that reveals “the fine line between life and art, rumination and imagination.” The feature-length film, shot over the course of six years in Honolulu and screened at more than 25 international film festivals, reveals the rich inner life of Grandpa Tom in presenting a personal narrative of memories spanning nearly a century. For more information, visit