April 15, 2020
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Film past event

Wednesday, April 15, 7 PM 
PLEASE NOTE: To ensure the safety of all in our community, this film series and screening has been canceled and our building temporarily closed to the public. Please visit our COVID-19 page for information on ticket refunds, donations, and our virtual program initiatives.

Initially lured by the prospect of getting close to a beautiful new coach, five awkward students at an all-boys high school sign up for a synchronized swimming club despite having little athletic ability and even less coordination, finding some help from an eccentric dolphin trainer along the way. Known for hit commercial fish-out-of-water comedies, Swing Girls (2004) director Shinobu Yaguchi landed his first major success with this teen comedy, a heartwarming crowd-pleaser that maximizes the pleasures of the sports film genre—including unconventional training sequences and a show-stopping finale—while providing playful commentary on masculinity and traditional gender roles. .

2001. 91 min. DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Shinobu Yaguchi. With Satoshi Tsumabuki, Hiroshi Tamaki, Akifumi Miura, Kondo Park.

Tickets: $14/$11 seniors, students and persons with disabilities/$10 Japan Society members.

3-Film Pass: $2 off each ticket when you purchase three films in the same transaction.

All-Access Pass: $77 ($7 per ticket for all 11 films in the series)

This program is part of our Aim for the Best: Sports in Japanese Cinema series.

Program subject to change. For updated info and special offers, please visit: japansociety.org/film

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  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020
  • 7:00 pm