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Stardust Over the Town
(102mins, 2020)
Directed by Taiichi Sugiyama

In Japanese with English subtitles

Wednesday, July 21, 7PM – Thursday, July 22, 7PM(PDT)
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©2020 Movie "Stardust Over the Town" Film Committee

 

A film adaptation of the 25 year long-running, identically titled stage production performed by theatre troupe Hoshikuzu no Kai which was formed by playwright and stage director Ryuji Mizutani. The story depicts the sorrows of an obscure ballad chorus group who tour nothing but rural areas.
 

Chorus group "Yamada Osamu and the Hello Nights" head for a rural town in Osamu's (Takayasu Komiya) birthplace of Tohoku. Waiting there is Osamu's younger brother Eiji (Daikichi Sugawara) who still holds a grudge against him. Meanwhile Ai (Non), the childhood friend of Eiji's son, dreams of becoming a singer while she helps out at her mother's bar.

 

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This screening is partnershipped with Filmination which is a Japanese trading company specialized in selling Japanese movies to global VODs.