Academy Award Winner "Departures" Premiere with Director and Actor

Special Advance Premiere of
Academy Award® Winner - Best Foreign Language Film

(Japan / 2008 / 131 min. / color / Japanese w. English subtitles)

with Guest Appearance by Director Yojiro Takita
and Main Cast Masahiro Motoki

Friday. May 01, 2009
Door 6:15pm, Film 7:00pm
Chelsea Cinemas: 260 West 23rd Street, NYC
Admission Free. Need RSVP to:

We are happy to announce the special advance premiere screening of Academy Award® winner for Best Foreign Language Film, DEPARTURES, with guest appearance by director Yojiro Takita and main cast Masahiro Motoki. This is the first time a Japanese film won an Academy Award making it a splendid achievement in Japanese film history. The film is a delightful journey into the heartland of Japan as well an astonishingly beautiful look at a sacred part of Japan's cultural heritage.

After the screening, we will conduct a Q&A session with the the director and actor for all attendees.

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