Fri, Dec 01|
Art & Sake: Japanese Movie Night
Join us for a Japanese movie double feature, supported by the Japan Foundation New York!
Time & Location
Dec 01, 2023, 5:30 PM – 9:40 PM
Phoenix, 1125 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003, USA
About the Event
Join us for a Japanese movie double-feature!
This iteration of our Art & Sake series features a special Movie Night collaboration with the Japan Foundation New York. We have carefully selected two captivating films for your enjoyment:
"Jigoku-no-Hanazono: Office Royale" (『地獄の花園』) Runtime: 102 minutes Trailer and more details: Link
Story: Seki Kazuaki, who directs music videos for popular artists, helms this wild comedy with Bakarhythm about office ladies feuding throughout Japan. Naoko (Nagano Mei) wants nothing more than to enjoy her life as an OL, or office lady. The badass and charming Ran (Hirose Alice) gets newly hired, which results in Naoko's company becoming the target of OLs nationwide. This sparks Warring States Period-worthy battles for the position of most powerful OL in the land.
"Its a Summer Film!" (『サマーフィルムにのって』) Runtime: Approximately 90 minutes Trailer and more details: Link
Story: a coming-of-age story that brings in scifi elements to portray a high school girl who belongs to her school's cinema club and obsesses over samurai movies. TV drama, CM and music video director Matsumoto Soushi takes the megaphone with a screenplay by Theater Troupe LOLO director Miura Naoyuki.
High school senior Barefoot (Ito Marika) reveres the actor Katsu Shintaro and resents the fact that she can't shoot a samurai action film. Then she meets Rintaro (Kaneko Daichi), a perfect match for the samurai role. Barefoot immediately cranks in her film production, aiming for a guerrilla screening at the school's cultural festival.
During the movie night, we invite you to indulge in our authentic selection of Sake and other beverages. Additionally, a variety of delectable snacks will be available for purchase to complement your movie experience.
We look forward to sharing this delightful evening of cinema and culture with you. Join us for a night of Japanese cinema and flavorful treats!