May 15, 2015/ 7:30 PM
UCLA Fowler Museum Lenart Auditorium Film Screening: Waltz in Starlight
With Director Shingo Wakagi
Join us for the special screening of Waltz in Starlight ("星影のワルツ"), part of the double film screening event of director Shingo Wakagi's films presented by the Terasaki Center in partnership with the Fowler Museum, Japan Foundation LA, and the Yanai Initiative.
Photography student Nobuto has just finished his studies and returned to the village of Hamamatsu to be with his family. Nobuto's grandfather is a once-popular manzai performer known by the stage name of Takuji who is enjoying his twilight years in the company of his family. As Takuji reaches the end of his life's journey and Nobuto prepares to carve his own path, the affectionate interactions between grandfather and grandson provides the young shutterbug with memories that will last a lifetime.
The film will be introduced by UCSD professor Daisuke Miyao.
Please also join us on Thursday May 14th at 7:30pm for the screening of the first U.S. screening of Wakagi-san's most recent film Asleep.
Sponsors: Fowler Museum, Japan Foundation Los Angeles, The Yanai Initiative
Free and open to the public.
$12 parking at Lot 5
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