A  film series sponsored by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and the Japan Foundation  includes three recent films from Japan that will be shown on September 21st, October 5th , and October 19th, 2018.

All films will be shown in Pugh 170, the Buddy and Ann McKay Auditorium, start at 5:10 pm.

The films are free and open to the public.  In Japanese with English subtitles.

Sep 21: Oyster Factory –  (牡蠣工場 Kaki kōba) – Directed by Kazuhiro Soda, 2015, 145 minutes
A documentary depicting the world of fishermen and workers in the fresh oyster business as they face inevitable changes brought by depopulation and globalization.
Introduced by Dr. Christopher Smith, Assistant Professor of Japanese Language and Literature

Oct  5: A Story of Yonosuke – (横道世之介 Yokomichi Yonosuke) – Directed by Shuichi Okita, 2013, 160 minutes
This comedy-drama follows Yonosuke, a distinctly unpolished guy from a small town in Nagasaki, as he goes to big-city Tokyo to attend college and makes a surprising impact on a variety of people.
Introduced by Dr. Matthieu Felt, Assistant Professor of Japanese Language and Literature

Oct 19: The Mohican Comes Home – (モヒカン故郷に帰 Mohikan kokyō ni kaeru) – Directed by Shuichi Okita, 2016, 125 minutes
Eikichi, frontman for a death metal band with no future, returns to his hometown island with his pregnant girlfriend after seven years away from his family. Comedy and tragedy ensue as he tries to reconcile with his father.
Introduced by Dr. Matthieu Felt, Assistant Professor of Japanese Language and Literature

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