"CAST ME IF YOU CAN" SCREENING followed by a Q&A WITH WRITER-DIRECTOR ATSUSHI OGATA
7:00PM ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 AT JFLA HALL
5700 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Admission Free (Open to the Public)
One Ticket per person
If you need more tickets, please register multiple times.
(Capacity: 70 seats)
Parking: street parking is available
13th Shanghai International Film Festival (Asian New Talent Competition)
11th San Diego Asian Film Festival
33rd Mill Valley Film Festival
41st International Film Festival of India in Goa
9th Boston International Film Festival (Special Recognition Award)
13th California Independent Film Festival (Best Actress Award)
Photographs courtesy of 2010 Dream On Productions ©
Hiroshi is an actor, who always plays supporting roles and lives in the shadow of his famous playwright father. Often mistaken for someone else, even occasionally for a kidnapper, Hiroshi struggles daily with his marginalized existence.
But one day, luck changes.Hiroshi gets cast in a Woody Allen remake. He meets his muse Aya, an energetic aspiring actress, who doesn’t mistake him for anyone else. Hiroshi falls for Aya head over heals, but Hiroshi is his own worst enemy for getting a date, or keeping the lead role… A sweet, subtle romantic comedy for all generations that will leave you smiling…
For General Audience. 97 minutes. In Japanese, with English subtitles
Movie info: http://wakiyakuthemovie.com/en/
ATSUSHI OGATA (Writer-Director)
Graduate of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Ogata has worked in Holland, Germany, Japan, and the US as a film director, screenwriter, video artist and actor. His screenplays have received funding from ZDF German national public television, Nordrhein Westfalen Film Fund (Germany) and the Dutch National Film Fund. His films have been screened and awarded at numerous international film festivals including the New Directors/New Films Festival 2007 in New York (MoMA & Lincoln Center) and the Shanghai International Film Festival Asian New Talent Competition 2010 in China. CAST ME IF YOU CAN, his debut feature, was released theatrically in Japan and San Francisco, released on DVD in North America and turned into a novel in Japan. Ogata currently lives and works in Los Angeles.