Archive for November, 2010

JAPAN FOUNDATION & THE AGH PRESENT TWO FREE SCREENINGS TODAY: THE BATTERY (PG) + ALWAYS – SUNSET ON THIRD STREET (PG)

November 28, 2010

Takumi is a star pitcher of a junior baseball team, but his younger brother Seiha’s illness forces the family to go live with their grandfather.  His grandfather, a legendary coach, refuses to teach Takumi how to pitch a curve ball, so Takumi trains by himself at a local shrine, where he is befriended by other baseball players. However, Takumi’s arrogance threatens his relationships with friends and family, as well as his promising baseball career. Director Yojiro Takita was the first Japanese director to win the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, for 2008’s Departures.

THE BATTERY
Sunday 1:00 PM

The year is 1958. The government had declared in 1955 that the “postwar” period is over and Japan is starting a period of tremendous growth. Tokyo Tower is being built as a symbol of a recovered Japan, and not far from it, in the working-class area called shitamachi, people are trying their best to improve their lives.

Based on a comic by Saigan Ryohei that began publication in 1974, Always rode the wave of a nostalgia boom for 1950s Japan and became a box-office hit.

ALWAYS – SUNSET ON THIRD STREET
Sunday 3:30 PM

MORNING GLORY (PG) starts Wednesday November 10th

November 10, 2010

A hotshot television producer is set the challenge of reviving a struggling morning show program, despite the constant feuding of its high-profile anchors.

MORNING GLORY (PG)

Fri & Sat 7:00 & 9:10 PM
Sun 7:00 PM
Tue, Wed, Thur 7:00 & 9:10 PM

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THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (18A) + RED (14A) starts Friday Nov 5th

November 5, 2010

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet’s disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from almost forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vanger’s are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves. Written by Music Box Films

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (18A)
Fri, Sat 6:45 PM
Sun 7:00 PM
Tue 6:45 PM

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Based on the cult D.C. Comics graphic novels by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, RED is an action-comedy starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren. Frank (Bruce Willis), Joe (Morgan Freeman), Marvin (John Malkovich) and Victoria (Helen Mirren) used to be the CIAs top agents but the secrets they know just made them the Agencys top targets. Now framed for assassination, they must use all of their collective cunning, experience and teamwork to stay one step ahead of their deadly pursuers and stay alive. To stop the operation, the team embarks on an impossible, cross-country mission to break into the top-secret CIA headquarters, where they will uncover one of the biggest conspiracies and cover-ups in government history. (imdb.com)

RED (14A)
Fri, Sat 9:30 PM
Sun 4:30 PM
Tue 9:30 PM

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