May 14, 2015/ 7:30 PM

UCLA Fowler Museum Lenart Auditorium


Film Screening with Director Shingo Wakagi

The Terasaki Center is proud to announce the first U.S. screening of Asleep ("白河夜船"), a film adaptation of the novel by acclaimed writer Banana Yoshimoto. Directed by Shingo Wakagi, Asleep tells the story of a woman who finds herself unable to stay awake after she becomes romantically involved with a man whose wife is in a coma.

There will be a reception held at the Fowler Museum Terrace at 6:00pm. Following the screening, director Shingo Wakagi will discuss the film with Michael Emmerich, translator of the novel and a professor of Japanese literature in the UCLA Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. 

The first U.S. screening of Asleep is part of the double film screening event of Mr. Wakagi's films. Please also join us for the screening of Waltz in Starlight (星影のワルツ) on the following evening, Friday May 15th at 7:30pm.






Free & open to the public! $12 parking at Lot 5

Download file: alseep-u2-ksr.pdf

Sponsor(s): Japan Foundation Los Angeles, The Yanai Initiative

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Film Screening: Waltz in Starlight