Over the Fence

July 20, 2017
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Introduction and Q&A with star Joe Odagiri, with CUT ABOVE Award ceremony, followed by the Home Run Party with live music by Miyachi and DJ Uki!

SOLD OUT. A waitlist will begin one hour prior to the screening at the Box Office. Being on the waitlist does not guarantee admission.

Third in a trilogy of film adaptations (following Sketches of Kaitan City, The Light Shines Only There) from Yasushi Sato’s collection of short stories of hard-living in the northern port city of Hakodate, Nobuhiro Yamashita’s humorous, minimalist aesthetic in Over the Fence may suggest a softer approach. Yet this tale of a divorcé enrolled in carpentry vocational school to receive unemployment checks beginning a relationship with a bar hostess becomes a powerful story of damaged creatures clinging to one another, revealing human bonds as both salve and irritant as they face addiction, depression and past traumas. Boasting an inventive score and subtly masterful portrayals by Joe Odagiri and Yu Aoi, Over the Fence fakes a bunt before hitting it out of the park.

2016. 112 min. DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita. With Joe Odagiri, Yu Aoi, Shota Matsuda, Yukiya Kitamura, Shinnosuke Mitsushima.

Winner, 2016 Tama Cinema Awards for Best Film, Best Actor (Joe Odagiri), Best Actress (Yu Aoi).

Part of JAPAN CUTS 2017.

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$20/$17 seniors & students / $16 Japan Society members

Box Office Policy

Over the Fence © 2016 “Over the Fence” Production Committee

  • Thursday, July 20, 2017
  • 7:00 pm