Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June 11/10: CJS Movie Night: “Fine, Totally Fine”

The Canada Japan Society continues its series of Movie Nights at the National Film Board of Canada with a showing of Yosuke Fujita’s acclaimed quirky comedy “Fine, Totally Fine”.

Life is more fun when you’re an idiot” sums up this touching comedy about a 30-something part-timer with dreams of opening up the world’s scariest haunted house. He inadvertently finds himself in a love triangle with one of his friends, and the hilarity ensues.

The film features the first leading role of the unforgettable YoshiYoshi Arakawa, whom we’ve previously seen in past screened films like Ping-Pong, Survive Style 5, and Kamikaze Girls. Arakawa, paired with Fujita’s impeccable comic timing, combine for a subtly funny and moving film.

The plot unfolds as a collage of visual and quirky comic turns that are so deftly delivered and effective you'll be laughing so hard you never stop for one moment to question where the film is headed. And yet beneath the slapstick there's a genuine sense of warmth and affection for the eccentric characters that populate this oddball world.”
= Jasper Sharp, Midnight Eye

Fine, Totally Fine
Friday, June 11th, 2010
7 P.M
National Film Board Theatre
150 John Street (at Richmond)
$5 for CJS Members
$10 for Non-Members

As always, we will also be having a post-screening party at Everest after the film. The informal get-together is a great way for attendees to practice their English/Japanese while discussing the film and meeting some new people.

Hope to see you there!

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