Two Cool Japanese Film Events at New People Next Week

FUNUKE: Show Some Love, You Losers!
( 2007, 113min., With English Subtitles, Directed by Daihachi Yoshida)
Reviewed as “amusing Japanese dramedy” by Variety, FUNUKE was in Cannes Film Festival 2008 Official Selection. This dark comedy centers around a dysfunctional family with a history of dark secrets. When both parents die in a car accident, actress-wannabe Sumika returns home from Tokyo and takes the opportunity to harass her aspiring manga artist sister Kiyomi, whom she still blames for her own failures in life for strange some reason. More info at:

Film plays to the public:

9/18 (Fri) 5:30, 8:00

9/19 (Sat) & 9/20 (Sun) (12:30), 3:00, 5:30, 8:00

9/21 (Mon) (3:00), 5:30, 8:00

9/22 (Tue) (2:00) only!

9/23 (Wed) & 9/24 (Thu) (3:00), 5:30, 8:00

Second is:


(2008, 89min., With English Subtitles, Directed by Katsuhito Ishii & Nice Rainbow)
Take this rare chance to see visionary Katsuhito Ishii's latest work SORASOI, a “delightfully goofy summer-camp comedy. (-Variety)”! The story unfolds in a small beach side hostel called “SORASOI” where a group of college students practice their dance routine day and night for the upcoming competition. Meanwhile, a mysterious girl named Yuri shows up and stays in “SORAROI” and one of the male students falls in love with her at first sight. More info at:

Film plays to the public:

9/25 (Fri) 6:00, 8:30 – with special appearance of Directors & Actors!

9/26 (Sat) & 9/27 (Sun) (12:00), 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00

9/28 (Mon) – 10/1 (Thu) (4:00), 6:00, 8:00

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