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7.28.2009

caam presents special outdoor screening of kamikaze girls


This is for everyone in San Francisco... My friends at the Center for Asian American Media and the Japantown Merchants Association invite to special outdoor screening of Tetsuya Nakashima's Kamikaze Girls on Friday, August 14 at Japantown Peace Plaza. Here are the details:
CAAM and the Japantown Merchants Association welcome New People to San Francisco with a special outdoor screening of

KAMIKAZE GIRLS
A film by Tetsuya Nakashima


FRIDAY, AUGUST 14TH
8:15PM

Japantown Peace Plaza
Post Street at Buchanan Street
San Francisco, CA

SEATING IS ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.
EARLY ARRIVAL HIGHLY SUGGESTED.

Kamikaze Girls
103 mins | Japanese w/ E.S.

Momoko (Kyoko Fukada) yearns to live in 18 century Versailles than in her back-country hometown of Shimotsuma, heartland of the Yakuza. To escape, she loses herself in the dreamy, doll-like fashions of the "Lolita" scene. Her idol is Akinori Isobe, chief designer of Baby, The Stars Shine Bright, her favorite Lolita design house. She travels all the way to Tokyo to shop at their store.

One languid summer, to help fund her expensive hobby, Momoko runs a classified ad for brand-name knock-off clothes for sale. She encounters a buyer named Ichiko (Anna Tsuchiya), super-rebel member of the Ponytails motorbike gang. Somewhat against Momoko's will, she and Ichiko slowly develop a strong friendship as they share their feelings on the odd going-ons around them.
If you haven't seen this movie, it's a crazy, fun ride -- unlike anything you've probably ever seen. This should be a really fun evening. Seating is first-come, first-served, so mark your calendars and get there early. For more information about the screening, visit the CAAM website here.