Monday, October 11, 2010

October 22/10: CJS Movie Night/Wine & Cheese Reception Features GREEN MIND, METAL BATS

The Canada Japan Society is proud to continue our 2010/2011 season of Movie Nights at the National Film Board with Kazuyoshi Kumakiri’s nihilistic look at modern youth: “Green Mind, Metal Bats”.

This often dark comedy/drama tells the intertwining tale of three broken young people, whose lives are all seriously affected, good and bad, by their love of baseball. It is not a sports movie, but is instead an unpredictable and unsettling look at the sometimes negative influence of sport on daily lives of some modern young Japanese.

The film is directed by the up and coming Kumakiri, who has won praise for Hole in the Sky, Antenna, and Non-ko, and is based on the manga by Tomohiro Koizumi. It features an eclectic cast with newcomer Takehara Pistol, rising actor Ando Masanobu (Aegis, A Big Bang Love: Juvenile), and TV actress Sakai Maki (Kisarazu Cats Eye) in the lead roles. Look closely and you’ll see prolific pink film director Wakamatsu Koji appearing in a cameo as the spirit of Babe Ruth.

The event features the return of the ever-famous CJS RECEPTION following the movie. After the film, continue the fun with an all-inclusive wine and cheese party where you can meet lots of new people and talk about the film. It’s a perfect way to keep warm on a cold October night!

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING, PLEASE RSVP to We need and accurate count of numbers for the food and drinks.

Green Mind, Metal Bats
Friday, October 22nd, 2010
National Film Board Theatre
150 John Street (at Richmond), 2nd Floor
6:30 PM start time
CJS Members $15, Non-Members $20
*Admission includes film and wine and cheese reception

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