Tuesday, May 6, 2008

A Special Movie Night: AFTERLIFE

In celebration of the 80th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and Japan, the Canada Japan Society, the Consul General of Japan, and the National Film Board of Canada are very proud to present a special screening of Hirokazu Koreeda’s 1998 film “After Life”.

The storyline follows five “case workers” who work with the recently deceased, asking them the deceptively simple question, “What single memory of your life would you take into eternity?”

Winner of the 1998 FIPRESCI Prize at the San Sebastián International Film Festival and best film at the Beunos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema “After Life” transcends the borders of language, culture and religion in a film that makes you glad to be human.

The screening of “After Life” will be proceeded by the Genie and Cannes Award winning and Oscar nominated animated short film “Madame Tutli Putli” directed by Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, and produced by the National Film Board of Canada.

Following the films there will be a wine and cheese reception at the NFB. Please note this will be our big bash for the end of this season's movie nights. Our final movie night in June will not have a reception.

Admission: $15.00 ($12.00 for CJS members)
* Advance tickets will be available only at JAVA pub night, this Thursday at ALIO (108 Dundas Street West) from 8pm to 11pm.
*There will be limited tickets at the door. Please RSVP to jeff@cjst.org for more information, or to RSVP.

The Canada Japan Society would like to thank the Consul General's Office of Japan and The National Film Board of Canada for helping make this event possible.

Friday, May 16, 2008
6:30pm - 10:30pm
National Film Board of Canada
150 John Street
Toronto, ON

Email: jeff@cjst.org

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