The Harimaya Bridge - Film Showing & Discussion

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Venue:Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Film Showing & Discussion Friday, February 21, 2014 Time: 6:30pm, museum doors will reopen at 5:45pm Discussion led by Director Aaron Woolfolk

"The Harimaya Bridge is a drama about an American man who must travel to Japan to claim some important items belonging to his late son, from whom he was estranged. While there, he learns several secrets his son left behind. The story takes place in Kochi Prefecture, a deeply rural part of Japan where traditional customs remain strong.The movie addresses the bond and conflict between father and son, as well as the prejudices that often exist between people of different backgrounds. In addition to theatrical releases in Japan and the United States and several festival appearances, The Harimaya Bridge was invited to screen at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

The San Francisco Examiner named it 'one of the best films of the year,' while Los Angeles Times called it 'powerful' and 'a unique complex, consciousness-raising accomplishment.'"

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