N.A. Premiere. The second feature of director Yukiko Sode (Aristocrats, JC 2021), Good Stripes stars Akiko Kikuchi as free-spirited model/actress Midori and Ayumi Nakajima as her city-bred partner Mao. Four years into their relationship, the couple’s dynamic has become stale and dull and the two contemplate breaking up. A surprise pregnancy results in a shotgun wedding when they decide to stick it out for the baby’s sake. An ode to romantic rediscovery and second chances, Sode’s story is insightful and charming.
Dir. Yukiko Sode, 2015, 119 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. With Akiko Kikuchi, Ayumu Nakajima, Asami Usuda.
Part of the ACA Cinema Project, The Female Gaze: Women Filmmakers from JAPAN CUTS and Beyond
November 11—20, 2022
Image: © 2015 “Good Stripes” Production Committee
ACA Cinema Project, The Female Gaze: Women Filmmakers from JAPAN CUTS and Beyond is Co-presented by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan.
Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and Shiseido Americas. Film programs are generously supported by ORIX Corporation USA, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and endowment support from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund. Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, David Toberisky, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, Geoff and Fumi Matters, Laurel Gonsalves, and David S. Howe. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film.
- Sunday, November 13, 2022
- 1:00 pm
- In-Person Event
- Reserved Tickets