Enjoy the Opening Night Recap with intros by Bronwyn Poole, Sophia Wong Boccio, Mark Schilling and Director Shinobu Yaguchi.

With special partnership with Harold Washington Cultural Center, we are doing one free Educational Outreach screening for the CPS Highschoolers Wednesday March 29th 10 AM.  Teachers who are interested, please contact Executive Director: Jimalita Hunter @ Harold Washington Cultural Center.  (Video & Edit Credits - Carrie Graham)


Wednesday, March 1st 7:00 PM @ AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois Street)


SURVIVAL FAMILY (サバイバルファミリー)

Director: Shinobu Yaguchi

Starring: Fumiyo Kohinata, Eri Fukatsu, Yuki Izumisawa, Wakana Aoi

Film Source: Pony Canyon International

Japan | 2017 | 117 Minutes | Japanese w/ English Subtitles | Genre: Comedy | DCP

Synopsis: A family living in Tokyo struggles to survive in a world where all electricity has suddenly stopped.


Guest Emcee: Mark Schilling, Writer from Japan Times Tokyo and Expert in Japanese Cinema

Director's Bio: Shinobu Yaguchi specializes in feel-good "zero to hero" films, where a group of people take up an unlikely activity, face a number of obstacles, but finally succeed. His film Waterboys was particularly successful and led to a TV series which entered its third season in 2005. He was awarded Best Screenplay at the 2005 Yokohama Film Festival for his film Swing Girls. 


Please click here to read Mark Schilling, Japan Times' review published Feb 8th, 2017.  

“…a family drama with thinly veiled morals and plentiful fish-out-of-water humor to boot.” - The Hollywood Reporter


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