Free film screening “Remembrance of the Tohoku Earthquake” Nov 13 at Chinese Theatre

Remeberance of Tohoku Tokyo Fire Department

Nov 13 (Sunday) 1:40 pm

Mann Chinese 6 Theatres at Hollywood and Highland Center

Theatre 2

6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

Free film screening

“Remembrance of the Tohoku Earthquake –Our Gratitude for Bonds of Friendship of the World”

Director: Hiroshi Nakashima

Documentary / 52 min / 2011 / Japan

This documentary on the aftermath of the Tohoku earthquake is jointly commissioned by the Japan Foundation, the Meteorological Research Institute, and the Asia-Pacific Tourism Exchange Center.

While the earthquake and its aftermath are fresh in our minds, this film seeks to show significant efforts made in the following months at relief and reconstruction.

Specifically, it is a token of appreciation to the many volunteers and charities who donated their time, money, and compassion to help Japanese families and communities recover from this unbearable tragedy.

Director Nakajima gets up close to many of those working in Sendai and surrounding areas for revealing interviews with both volunteers and residents of these devastated towns and villages.

Though the reconstruction of the Tohoku area has not received much media attention in the Western press, this documentary provides a sober reminder of what was suddenly – and for many irretrievably – lost but, with the efforts of tireless workers, will hopefully be recovered.

Screening of “Remembrance of the Tohoku Earthquake –Our Gratitude for Bonds of Friendship of the World” is a part of LA EigaFest from Nov 11-13.

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The Japan Film Society presents the First Annual LA EigaFest from Friday, Nov 11 to Sunday, Nov 13, at the Mann Chinese 6 Theatres at Hollywood and Highland Center, 6801 Hollywood, Hollywood, CA 90028.

The festival will showcase the latest and reputable films in Japanese shorts and feature genre, opening with “Milocrorze: A Love Story” (2011) from Director Yoshimasa Ishibashi and ending with “Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai 3D” (2011) by the legendary Takashi Miike.

www.laeigafest.com

Schedule of LA EigaFest Screening

Nov 11 (Friday) at the Mann Chinese 6

7:30 pm: “Milocrorze: A Love Story”

Nov 12 (Saturday) at the Mann Chinese 6

9:30 am: “The Volunteer, For Real?”

11:40 am: Admission free “Rootless Heart” “Tide Up” “Cat Shit One”

1:15 pm: “Food and the Maiden”

3:15 pm: Admission Free “Heaven’s Island” “Smile Bus” “Super Star” “Tourism Hokkaido – City”

5:05 pm: “Cannonball Wedlock”

7:25 pm: “Hard Romanticker”

9:50 pm: “Underwater Love”

0:00 am: “Helldriver”

Nov 13 (Sunday) at the Mann Chinese 6

9:30 am: “Door to the Sea”

11:15 am: “A Man with Style”

1:40 pm: Admission free “Remembrance of Tohoku Earthquake – Our Gratitude for Bonds of Friendship of the World”

3:05 pm: “Someday”

5:15 pm: “Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (in 3D)”

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