Matthew Fox (WORLD WAR Z, I, ALEX CROSS, "Lost") joins with Academy Award (R) winner Tommy Lee Jones (LINCOLN, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, THE FUGITIVE, HOPE SPRINGS), newcomer Eriko Hatsune and award-winning Japanese star Toshiyuki Nishida (GET UP!, TSURIBAKA NISSHI 14, TSURIBAKA NISSHI 6, GAKKO, DUN-HUANG) to bring to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender. As General Douglas MacArthur (Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture - and psychological warfare - General Bonner Fellers (Fox), to covertly investigate the looming question hanging over the country: should the Japanese Emperor, worshiped by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved? Caught between the high-wire political intrigue of his urgent mission and his own impassioned search for the mysterious school teacher (Hatsune) who first drew him to Japan, Fellers can be certain only that the tricky subterfuge about to play out will forever change the history of two nations and his heart.
BONUS! Director Peter Webber will appear in person for Q&As after the movie this Saturday.
DINNER BEFORE THE MOVIE
UPDATE: ONLY THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE INDICATED THEY WILL ATTEND TONIGHT BY 4:00 P.M. ARE GUARANTEED A SEAT IN THE RESTAURANT AT OUR TABLE.
Join us for dinner at Jaipur, a small but wonderful Indian restaurant located within a block of the theater (10916 West Pico Boulevard) at 5:30 p.m.
The movie starts at 7:35 p.m. We'll leave for the theater about fifteen minutes prior to showtime. The seating at the Landmark is reserved, so you'll want to purchase your ticket in advance to ensure theater access and a good seat. I'm in seat J2.
POST MOVIE DISCUSSION
After the movie (approximately 9:15 p.m.), we'll gather for coffee and dessert at a location TBD (perhaps Islands or the new deli that has taken the place of our beloved Junior's).
Hope you can join us. Hope to see you Saturday!
If you have any questions, feel free to call Tim at (562) 230-3191.