Public showing of Japanese film Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball

2013 Global Reel: Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball (for more details: see

Join Primary Source and filmmaker Alex Shear for a special screening of Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball, the first English-language documentary about Japan's national obsession with the sport. The film follows the fortunes of two high school teams as they compete in regional games and then head for the annual "Koshien" tournament. "In Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball, we wanted to capture the unique aspects of Japanese-style baseball and the way Koshien marks a rite of passage for the nation's youth,” says writer/producer Shear. "It's really unlike anything in the United States, and the way Japanese kids approach this rite is also quite a contrast to youth culture—especially sports culture—in America." Q&A with Mr. Shear will follow the screening.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Brattle Theatre (40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Tickets available online ($15)
Open to the public.

Note: I am posting this for information only and may not attend myself.  Please see website above for directions on buying tickets online.

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