In partnership with the Office of Community Affairs at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), we are proud to present three screenings designed to spark cross-cultural conversations through film. All screenings are free and open to the public, with registration required.  Exact showtime and venue location at IIT will be announced after September 5.  

Saturday, October 6, 1:00 PM @ Auditorium MTCC of IIT, 3201 S State Street, Chicago, IL 60616

ANY WAY THE WIND BLOWS – U.S. PREMIERE 

Director: Yuichiro Sakashita

Starring: Miho Nakanishi, Shiori Higuchi, Mantaro Koichi, Kazuya Tachibana, Daisuke Matsuki, Shohei Tanabe

Japan | 2016 | 75 Minutes | Blu Ray DVD

In Japanese w/English subtitles

Genre: Comedy-Music

Film Source: Shochiku Broadcasting Co. Ltd.

Instead of a famous orchestra, a townhall employee mistakenly invites the lesser-known Tokyo Wind Orchestra to Yakushima island. The ensemble members attempt to leave the island, but the employee is desperate to cover up her error, convincing them to pretend they’re the real deal. This film is the third original film production from Shochiku Broadcasting, which also produced Three Stories of Love by award-winning director Ryōsuke Hashiguchi. Through comedy skits and plenty of wit, first-time film director Sakashita depicts the chaos of the amateur group in the most enjoyable manner.  

Director's BIO