JICC Film Series Presents: Kamikaze Girls

Feb 12th 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Embassy of Japan

JICC Film Series Presents: Kamikaze Girls
Directed by Tetsuya Nakashima
Showing at the Japan Information and Culture Center
Thursday, February 22, 2007 @ 6:30 P.M.

Kamikaze Girls tells the tales of two very different girls and their
lives in
the small town of Shimotsuma in the Ibaraki prefecture of Japan, an
hour
northwest of Tokyo. Momoko is the spoiled daughter of a small time
Yakuza
member who sells counterfeit clothes. She dresses in the Lolita fashion
and is
always trying to find new ways to finance her expensive taste. Ichigo
is the
tomboy head of a local motorcycle gang. After Momoko is forced to move
away
from posh Kobe, the pair become unlikely friends in their small town.
It
features j-pop stars Kyoko Fukada and Anna Tsuchiya as Momoko and
Ichigo.

The movie borrows generously from manga and anime and features a
memorable and
entertaining supporting cast. There are many surreal scenes, camera
tricks and
special effects that make the film a wild ride into a side of Japanese
youth
culture rarely seen overseas. See kamikazegirls.net for more
information on the
film.
Supported by the DC Anime Club

Reservations required, admission is free.
Please email: [email protected] for reservations

Japan Information and Culture Center Embassy of Japan
1155 21st Street NW; Washington, DC 20036
www.embjapan.org/jicc Picture © Shimotsuma Story Media Partners

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