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Spotlight on Japan

AFTER THE STORM
海よりもまだ深く
Japan 2016 | 117 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Asian Cinema, Drama, Family

Award-winning director Hirokazu Kore-eda returns with a powerful tale of family ties broken and remade. The brilliant Hiroshi Abe stars as Ryota, a struggling novelist who works as a private...

Fri, Nov 04 - 8:30PM  Dole Cannery B

Sat, Nov 12 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery B

THE BOOK PEDDLER
Umi Suzume
Japan 2016 | 108 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Asian Cinema, Drama, Family Friendly, Self-discovery

Uwajima is a picturesque island city in southern Japan with a rich history. Suzume provides one of the city’s most unique services: library book bicycle delivery. Along with her fellow ‘book...

Thu, Nov 10 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery H

Sat, Nov 12 - 11:30AM  Dole Cannery H

Sun, Nov 13 - 12:30PM  Regal Kapolei

A BRIDE FOR RIP VAN WINKLE
リップヴァンウィンクルの花嫁
Japan 2015 | 178 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Asian Cinema, Drama, Magical Realism, Mystery, Self-discovery

The latest film from acclaimed director Shunji Iwai (ALL ABOUT LILY CHOU-CHOU, HANA & ALICE) is an ethereal tale of life, love, and loneliness in modern Japan. 20-something Nanami is floating...

Sat, Nov 05 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery H

Mon, Nov 07 - 7:45PM  Dole Cannery E

CINEMA ANGEL
シネマの天使
Japan 2015 | 93 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Asian Cinema, Drama, Family Friendly, Magical Realism, Supernatural

Asuka works in the oldest movie theatre in Japan. But, after 122 years, difficult times are forcing the cinema to close its doors. During the final week, staff and patrons muse over its impact on the...

Sun, Nov 06 - 12:00PM  Dole Cannery B

Mon, Nov 07 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery E

Sat, Nov 12 - 3:00PM  Regal Kapolei

Sat, Nov 19 - 3:30PM  Hilo Palace Theater

Sun, Nov 20 - 3:00PM  Kauai Waimea Theater

DESPERATE SUNFLOWERS
嫌な女
Japan 2016 | 105 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Asian Cinema, Comedy, Drama, Self-discovery, Women

Straight-laced attorney Tetsuko (Yo YOSHIDA) is unsatisfied with both her work and personal life. One day, her cousin Natsuko (Yoshino KIMURA) visits Tetsuko to demand financial compensation for...

Fri, Nov 04 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery D

HARMONIUM
淵に立つ
Japan 2016 | 118 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Asian Cinema, Crime, Drama, Family

Internationally-acclaimed filmmaker Koji Fukada (HOSPITALITE) returns with an intimate and disturbing portrayal of a family come undone. Toshio (Kanji Furutachi) and his wife live a quiet life with...

Sat, Nov 05 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery A

Fri, Nov 11 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery H

MY KOREAN TEACHER
いきなり先生になったボクが彼女に恋をした
Japan 2016 | 98 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Asian Cinema, Romance, Romantic Comedy

Yesung of SUPER JUNIOR makes his film debut in an Okinawan romantic comedy with a Korean twist! While on a business trip to Okinawa, Young Ung suddenly learns he is out of a job. Feeling lost, he...

Tue, Nov 08 - 6:15PM  Dole Cannery B

Fri, Nov 11 - 3:30PM  Dole Cannery B

OVER THE FENCE
Japan 2016 | 112 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Asian Cinema, Drama, Romance, Self-discovery

From director Nobuhiro Yamashita (LINDA LINDA LINDA, LA LA LA AT ROCK BOTTOM) comes a quirky romance starring Yu Aoi and Joe Odagiri. Loner Shiraiwa is a bit on the down and out. Unemployed and...

Thu, Nov 03 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery H

Fri, Nov 11 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery H

RASHOMON
羅生門
Japan 1950 | 88 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Asian Cinema, Drama, Period/Historical, Shogun/Samurai

Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of truth, RASHOMON is perhaps the finest film ever to investigate the philosophy of justice. Through an ingenious use of camera and...

Sun, Nov 06 - 2:00PM  Dole Cannery A

TWISTED JUSTICE
日本で一番悪い奴ら
Japan 2016 | 134 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Asian Cinema, Crime & Gangster, Crime Thriller, Drama

Director Kazuya Shiraishi (THE DEVIL’S PATH) presents this sweeping crime thriller about the blurred lines of justice in snowy Hokkaido. Based on the true story of the biggest police scandal in...

Thu, Nov 10 - 8:45PM  Dole Cannery A

Sat, Nov 12 - 8:15PM  Dole Cannery D

WHAT A WONDERFUL FAMILY!
家族はつらいよ
Japan 2016 | 108 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Asian Cinema, Comedy, Drama, Family

The latest film from renowned director Yoji Yamada is a joyful, comedic tale of family life in modern Japan. Retired curmudgeon Shuzo lives a life of relative peace with his doting wife Tomiko, their...

Sun, Nov 06 - 5:00PM  Dole Cannery B

Sat, Nov 12 - 3:30PM  Dole Cannery B

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