Asian Pop-Up Cinema is proud to bring SURVIVAL FAMILY back with a limited run at the Wilmette Theater as part of Season V program.  The film will be shown starting September 22 (Friday).  Please check www.wilmettetheater.com for updated showtimes and tickets sales info.  

Fri Sep 22    2:30 PM | Sat Sep 23    3:30 PM | Mon Sep 25    2:15 PM | Tue Sep 26    1:45 PM | Wed Sep 27    2:15 PM | Thu Sep 28    2:15 PM

Due to popular demand, we are arranging one last screening at the Japan Information Center, 737 N Michigan Ave, Ste 1000, Chicago
Fri Sept 29  7:00 PM.  FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  LIMITED SEATING.  REGISTRATION OF YOUR SEATS IN ADVANCE ARE REQUIRED.
  

ASIAN POP-UP CINEMA PRESENTED THE U.S. PREMIERE ON MARCH 1, 2017 AS THE OPENING NIGHT OF SEASON IV.  THE FILM ENDED UP BEING THE WINNER OF SEASON IV "AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD".  

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.  When Dad decides to escape from Tokyo with his wife and two tech obsessed teenagers in search of electricity, hilarious chaos ensues and surprising tactics are revealed.  

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. 

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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

Reel Honest review:  “Survival Family” takes us on a comedic journey into an apocalyptic world where money becomes meaningless and water is gold.  While it poses many serious and sometimes frightening questions, it never loses its humor.  This is an exceptional comedy with outstanding performances and a rich story that is absolutely captivating." - click here to read the full article.  

Below are some Press materials when the film was first released in Japan in February (In Japanese only).