Cherry Blossom Festival, Free Movies / Lectures

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There will be Free Films and lectures at Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival!

11am - 1 pm, "Surrounding Go," documentary on the Game of Go. "Krischner's Dream," a documentary of our committee member, Chris who has the passion of teaching and playing the Game of Go.

1:15 - 2 pm pm Lecture of "Adventures of Blonde Geisha," by Lisle Wilkerson She is a Voice Actress who will talk on living in Tokyo.

3 pm - 5 pm Consulate General Office of Japan will present the Japanese Comedy film, "Thermae Romae." (2012) With subtitles.
Directed by: Hideki Takeuchi.
Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Aya Ueto, Kazuki Kitamura.

Ancient Roman architect Lucius is too serious. His inability to keep up with the fast-moving times costs him his job. When a friend takes the dejected Lucius to the public bathhouse to cheer him up, Lucius accidentally slips through time and resurfaces in a modern-day public bath in Japan. There, he meets aspiring young manga artist Mami, along with others of the "flat-faced clan". Shocked by the many inventive aspects of Japan's bathing culture, Lucius returns to ancient Rome and garners tremendous attention when he implements these novel ideas back in Rome. As he time-slips back and forth between ancient Rome and modern-day Japan, Lucius' reputation as the ingenious, new bath architect begins to grow.

Hiroshi Abe is Tall and handsome. Hiroshi Abe was born on June 22, 1964 in Kanagawa, Japan. He is an actor, known for Godzilla 2000 (1999), Thermae Romae (2012) and Still Walking (2008).

Award of the Japanese Academy Best Actor Hiroshi Abe
Nominee Award of the Japanese Academy:
Best Art Direction Mitsuo Harada