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Japanese film night comes to Civic Theatre

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
October 31st, 2013

The City of Nelson’s Cultural Development Committee is pleased to announce Nelson’s first ever Japanese Film Night, sponsored by the Japan Foundation, presented by the Consulate General of Japan, with support from the Civic Theatre and the CDC.

The double-feature will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday (November 6) at the Civic Theatre. Admission is free.

“We’re excited to collaborate with the Japan Foundation and the Japanese Consulate to present a taste of Japanese contemporary culture in Nelson,” says Councillor Donna Macdonald.

“We’ve been working towards this presentation with the Consulate for the past year, since they visited Nelson, and it’s thanks to the community’s work in revitalizing the Civic Theatre that we’re able to make this happen!”

The evening will feature two recent Japanese hit films:

BRAVE STORY(animation, Japanese with English subtitles, 111 minutes)

Start time: 6 p.m.

A primary school pupil, Wataru, lives with his divorced mother who slips into critical condition. His new classmate, Mitsuru says, “If you go to the other side of that door, you can change your fate.” Wataru follows his words and sets off on a journey into the world of Vision. There he searches for a hidden treasure with the power to change everything. Based on a fantasy masterpiece by best-selling author Miyabe Miyuki.

ALWAYS -Sunset on Third Street- 3 (Japanese with English sub-titles, 142 minutes)

Start time: 8:05 p.m.

As Japan prepares to host the 1964 Olympics, drama, conflict and humour unfold as two Tokyo working-class households face a rapidly changing modern Japan and their own personal life struggles. The popularity of temperamental serial writer Chagawa is threatened by a new accomplished rival writer, and he faces pressure from his publisher while he tries to push his adolescent son toward university.

Meanwhile, Mitsuko, the migrant country-girl who became a mechanic at the neighbouring Suzuki auto repair shop, puts on the make-up each morning and hangs out on the corner with the hope of ‘accidentally’ bumping into a certain young doctor.

The Japan Foundation is Japan’s public institution dedicated to sharing Japanese culture and language with people throughout the world. By presenting diverse aspects of Japanese culture, the Foundation creates platforms of communication and understanding between the peoples of the world and Japan.

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