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663114

Sat, Feb 9, 2013
at 1 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Sun, Feb 17, 2013
at 12:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

663114

DIRECTOR: Isamu Hirabayashi - JAPAN

The Japanese tsunami and earthquake from the perspective of a 66-year-old cicada. (8 mins.)

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KEY OF LIFE

Thu, Feb 14, 2013
at 6 PM (Regal Fox Tower 6)
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Wed, Feb 20, 2013
at 8:45 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)
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KEY OF LIFE

DIRECTOR: Kenji Uchida - JAPAN

“Kenji Uchida’s brilliantly entertaining comedy-drama is essentially a riff on Trading Places, but it takes the notion that we all play roles every day much further than John Landis ever dreamed. A failed actor, unlucky in love, steals the identity of an accident victim and finds himself prey to the attentions of the mob—he discovers that he’s now a famously ruthless fixer for the underworld. Meanwhile the actual fixer wakes in the hospital with amnesia and has to learn to live anew as a failed actor. Perhaps fortunately, a needy woman executive (having set herself a two-month deadline to get...

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A LETTER TO MOMO

Sun, Feb 10, 2013
at 12 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 6 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)
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A LETTER TO MOMO

DIRECTOR: Hiroyuki Okiura - JAPAN

From anime master Hiroyuki Okiura comes this touching, fantastical tale of a young girl’s grief and the three mischievous spirits sent to look after her. After the death of her father, 13-year-old Momo and her mother move from Tokyo to the remote island of Shio. Here, Momo is haunted by the discovery of an unfinished letter her father was writing to her—and plagued by the presence of three heaven-sent goblins whose bumbling efforts to protect her tend to cause more chaos than good. “As gorgeous as Momo is to behold, the film’s sensitive portrayal of a teenager dealing with grief...

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OUR HOMELAND

Thu, Feb 21, 2013
at 6:30 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)
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Sat, Feb 23, 2013
at 9 PM (Cinema 21)
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OUR HOMELAND

DIRECTOR: Yong-hi Yang - JAPAN

This year’s Japanese submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar tells the moving story of a family divided by the historic political conflicts between Korea and Japan. During Japan’s colonial rule of Korea before World War II, thousands of Koreans were brought to Japan where they suffered painful discrimination. After the war, thousands chose to be repatriated to North Korea in hope of a better life. Few managed to escape their fateful choice. Japanese-Korean director Yong-hi Yang, born in Japan but from a North Korean family, tells the story of her brother Son-ho, who after living in North Korea...

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