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Japan Film Festival Los Angeles: Oh Lucy! (short) + Short Film Collections

Japan Film Festival Los Angeles

Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:48 PM (PDT)

Japan Film Festival Los Angeles: Oh Lucy! (short) +...

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Oh Lucy!
Comedy Drama • 22 min

Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi


Cast: Kaori Momoi

In English and Japanese


Setsuko is a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman, seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo. At least until she's convinced by her niece, Mika to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named "Lucy." This new identity awakens something dormant in Setsuko, and she quickly develops romantic feelings for her American instructor. When the instructor suddenly disappears, Setsuko must come to terms with what remains--herself.



2018 Short Film Collections


Drama 10 mins 50 secs
Cast: Kenny Pallone, Rick Kamazawa, Michael Gmur, Arthur Roberts.
Writer and Director: Derek Pike
Producer: Sam Dunkley
Plot: Two Japanese American men escape from the Gila River internment camp.

Rice Ball

Drama 15 mins
Cast: Hideo Kurihara, Yusuke Oishi, Yasumi Yajima.
Writer and Director: Yusuke Oishi
Producers: Yusuke Oishi and Akihiro Sawaguchi
Plot: A father and a son return from the crematory. The rice ball made by the father was round and too big, and it was different from the mother's rice ball flavor. But the son finished eating the first one and reached out for the second one.

Documentary 10 mins 58 secs
Cast: Kyoko Takenaka
Writer and Director: Kyoko Takenaka
Producer: Kyoko Takenaka
Summary: Through original song and poetry, artist and filmmaker Kyoko Takenaka creates a multimedia statement on how the affirmation of culture, resistance and resilience can disrupt enduring myths of Asian-Americans.

Drama 3 mins 5 secs
Cast: Hannah Sharp, Olyvia Scott, Lauren Schultz, Erik Nesteruk, Mark Pittman B, Carol Adams.
Director: Ayaka Kurukawa
Producer: Joyce Louis-Jean

4 mins 2 secs
Director: Luis Grané
Producer: Tomás Basile
Summary: A visitor immersed in Tokyo considers how the heavy set of implicit rules might take a toll on the individual psyche and mess with human instincts. People co-exist with animated cartoon characters and have imaginary interactions with ancestors by honoring traditions. Pachinko balls represent the influence from American culture.

Mental Sketch
Drama 6 mins 40 secs
Cast: Riku Saito
Director: So Watanabe
Producer: Dogwood International Productions

Documentary 15 mins 40 secs
Cast: Erika Endo, Haru Shimazaki, Kazu Shimazaki.
Writer and Director: Kazuhito Takazawa
Producer: Kazuhito Takazawa
Summary: The Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku on March 11, 2011 completely changed our values and the way we see things. It seems people are reconsidering their lifestyles, shifting the focus of happiness away from financial gain to feeling a connection with nature and with other people. One couple moved to Sagamiko in Kanagawa Prefecture to start over, leaving their city life in Tokyo behind. Their new lifestyle would be half agriculture and half unknown.

Drama 4 mins 48 secs
Cast: Oji Asuga, Rin Amikawa, Ichiro Murata, Kouki Agena, Yuto Domon. 
Writer and Director: Keiya Ando
Producer: Mami Akara
Plot: Story about man who has a special gift of sharing one week of his life to other people.

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National Center for the Preservation of Democracy at Japanese American National Museum
100-198 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:48 PM (PDT)

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