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Ocean Waves

Ocean Waves

Rarely seen outside of Japan, OCEAN WAVES is a subtle, poignant and wonderfully detailed story of adolescence and teenage isolation. Taku and his best friend Yutaka are headed back to school for what looks like another uneventful year. But they soon find their friendship tested by the arrival of Rikako, a beautiful new transfer student from Tokyo whose attitude vacillates wildly from flirty and flippant to melancholic. When Taku joins Rikako on a trip to Tokyo, the school erupts with rumors, and the three friends are forced to come to terms with their changing relationships.

OCEAN WAVES was the first Studio Ghibli film directed by someone other than studio founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, as director Tomomi Mochizuki led a talented staff of younger employees in an adaptation of Saeko Himuro’s best-selling novel. Full of shots bathed in a palette of pleasingly soft pastel colors and rich in the unexpected visual details typical of Studio Ghibli’s most revered works, Ocean Waves is an accomplished teenage drama and a true discovery.

Saturday, February 18
Doors 1:00 pm | Movie 1:30 pm

Single tickets $10 in advance HERE | $12 at the door

Sunday, February 19
Doors 12:45 pm | Movie 1:15 pm

Single tickets $10 in advance HERE | $12 at the door

*All ages welcome! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK for any single film! Please redeem at the door.

OCEAN WAVES (Tomomi Mochizuki, 1993 / 72 mins / PG / English subs) At Kichijōji Station, Tokyo, Taku Morisaki glimpses a familiar woman on the platform opposite boarding a train. Later, her photo falls from a shelf as he exits his apartment before flying to Kōchi Prefecture. Picking it up, he looks at it briefly before leaving. As the aeroplane takes off he narrates the events that brought her into his life…

 

 

Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine

A complex portrait of a contemporary American marriage, BLUE VALENTINE tells the story of David (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams), a couple who have been together for several years but who are at an impasse in their relationship. While Cindy has blossomed into a woman with opportunities and options, David is still the same… Continue Reading

Y tu mamá también

Y tu mamá también

Before breaking into Hollywood with films like CHILDREN OF MEN and GRAVITY, director Alfonso Cuarón made his name with arthouse audiences thanks to the sexy roadtrip movie Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN (which he also co-wrote). Gael Garcia Bernal (NERUDA, THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES) and Diego Luna (ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY) star as two Mexican teenagers… Continue Reading

Singin’ in the Rain

Singin’ in the Rain

Given all the accolades and attention being given to Damien Chazelle‘s LA LA LAND (currently up for 14 Oscars!), it seemed like the perfect time to give some much-deserved attention to one of the inspirations for it – and one of the most beloved musicals of all time – SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN. Gene Kelly… Continue Reading

La La Land

La La Land

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in what is now one of the most Osar-nominated films (including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Best Song) of all time, Damien Chazelle‘s (WHIPLASH) enchanting nod to Hollywood’s musical heyday, LA LA LAND. Mia (Stone), an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian… Continue Reading

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

“Random thoughts for Valentine’s Day, 2004…. Today is a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make people feel like crap.” Featuring the uniquely imaginative and whimsical visual aesthetic of director Michel Gondry, a story from the genius mind of Charlie Kaufman (BEING JOHN MALKOVICH), and career-high performances from Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet as… Continue Reading

When Harry Met Sally…

When Harry Met Sally…

“I’ll have what she’s having.” In the pantheon of romantic comedies, is there any more universally beloved (not to mention hilarious, sweet, infinitely quotable, sincere, and completely relatable) than director Rob Reiner‘s landmark classic WHEN HARRY MET SALLY…? The characters of Harry and Sally were heavily influenced by the real-life dating and relationship experiences of… Continue Reading

Sid & Nancy

Sid & Nancy

Gary Oldman is spellbinding in his breakthrough performance as Sex Pistol Sid Vicious in Alex Cox‘s landmark look at one of the most notoriously dysfunctional (not to mention tragic) takes on one of rock ‘n roll’s most well known love stories, SID & NANCY.  Borderline Shakespearean in its arc, the film follows the breakout success… Continue Reading

The Apartment

The Apartment

“Shut up and deal.” In 1960, iconic filmmaker Billy Wilder (DOUBLE INDEMNITY, SUNSET BOULEVARD, SOME LIKE IT HOT, SABRINA, THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH) became the first person to win Academy Awards as producer, director and screenwriter for the same movie. That movie was  THE APARTMENT, starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray. A critical and… Continue Reading

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Nuns, lonely goat herds, Christopher Plummer, raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens are just a few of the things that makes Robert Wise’s classic THE SOUND OF MUSIC one of our favourite things! Join us on Friday, December 23 for an all-ages-welcome showing of one of the most hand-down beloved big-screen musicals of all… Continue Reading

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