NY Asian Film Festival: LOVE STRIKES! +Striking Love Japan Cuts Opening Party!



I will be volunteering at the fest so if there are questions I'll be around.  You can also leave a comment on this board and I will answer as soon as I can.

U.S. Premiere
Co-presented with The New York Asian Film Festival
July 14 screening features an introduction and Q&A with Masami Nagasawa, this year's recipient of NYAFF's Rising Star Asia Award!!

Hitoshi Ohne's romantic comedy, based on a hugely popular manga and TV series, became a massive hit in Japan and was selected for the Top Films of 2011 by The Japan Times, Kinema Jumpo and Eiga Geijutsu. Love Strikes! is the hopelessly endearing tale of Yukiyo Fujimoto (Mirai Moriyama), a diffident, nowhere guy who suddenly becomes the ultimate hot chick magnet. Yukiyo lands a job at a webzine devoted to pop culture, but his forced celibacy is the butt of all his colleagues' jokes. Yukiyo gives full vent to his self-pity via Twitter feed, and hooks up with a fellow user who seems to share his tastes in pop subculture. They arrange to meet but instead, shockingly cute Miyuki (Masami Nagasawa, who took home the 2012 Japanese Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her part) shows up. Then, as Yukiyo's "moteki"--a Japanese slang term referring to a period of unexplained romantic popularity with the opposite sex--begins to hit full swing, Miyuki might not be as unattainable as he thought. He meets and makes quick progress with the reserved Rumiko (Kumiko Aso); ditzy bar hostess Ai (Riisa Naka); and feisty coworker Motoko (Yoko Maki)...

Japan. 2011. 118 min., 35mm, in Japanese with live English subtitles. Directed by Hitoshi Ohne. With Mirai Moriyama, Masami Nagasawa, Kumiko Aso, Riisa Naka.

Part of JAPAN CUTS 2012

Saturday, July 14 with party: $25/$20 Japan Society members, seniors and students
Sunday, July 22: $12/$9 Japan Society members, seniors and students

Buy Tickets Online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212)[masked], Mon. - Fri. 11 am - 6 pm, Weekends 11 am - 5 pm.

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  • Tiffanny

    Thanks for inviting me Earl :) By the way, I finally joined this meetup. That only took, what two years LOL

    July 15, 2012

  • Shirley

    Awesome! I will look for you around 7pm!

    July 14, 2012

  • Earl

    Im seeing the movie before that so we can meet at the center!

    July 14, 2012

  • Shirley

    Hi Earl - I have ticket and is there a place to meet up with everyone? I am familiar with JS location. Please let me know!

    July 14, 2012

  • Earl

    Tickets are no longer sold out! Buy them quick!

    June 20, 2012

  • Earl

    Tickets are sold out! If you're still interested there will be a standby line before the movie starts.

    June 18, 2012

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