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  • Like Father, Like Son

    Like Father, Like Son

    The life of workaholic architect Ryota (Masaharu Fukuyama)—one of comfort and quietly ordered affluence with his wife Midori (Ono Machiko) and son Keita (Keita Ninomiya)—is overturned when hospital administrators reveal the unthinkable: Keita is not his biological son. Due to a mistake made by a negligent nurse, his “true” son has been raised in the disheveled but warm-hearted home of working-class shopkeeper Yudai (Lily Franky) and his wife (Yôko Maki). The different approaches of both couples to their excruciating dilemma…

  • I Wish

    I Wish

    This subtly powerful family drama-turned-road movie follows two young brothers living apart who desire nothing more than to be reunited. Following their parents’ separation, Koichi lives with their mother and Ryunosuke with their father. Played by real-life brothers Koki and Ohshiro Maeda, the boys recruit a group of friends to accompany them on an expedition to find the point where two passing trains will meet, in hopes of orchestrating a miracle. Kore-eda returns to his perennial themes of childhood yearning, evoking the transformative and world-making bond between siblings with his signature mode of gentle yet unflinching realism.

    Playing on November 21 & 22 in 35mm.

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  • The Other Side of the Wind

    The Other Side of the Wind

    Cinema lovers around the world have been waiting to see this legendary movie for more than 40 years. Orson Welles started shooting in 1970 with a precarious funding scheme, an ever-mutating script, and the lead role of Jake Hannaford, an old-guard macho Hollywood director at the end of his tether, yet to be cast. When he died fifteen years later, the film was not only unfinished but in legal limbo. Almost 50 years after Welles started shooting, Other Wind (as…

  • Maborosi

    Maborosi

    Hirokazu Kore-eda made his narrative feature debut with this delicate portrait of loss and regeneration. Five years after a young wife and mother loses her husband in an unforeseen tragedy, she remarries and moves to a small rural fishing village. She adapts gradually, but still finds herself subject to an ache she can’t soothe or name. Like Yasujiro Ozu before him, Kore-eda has a rare sensitivity to the place of individuals within the natural world, a cautious faith in the…