Wednesday, July 06, 2016

July 20: J-Film: My Little Sweet Pea

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The JICC and the Japan Commerce Association of Washington, D.C. Present
- The J-Film Series -
J-Film: My Little Sweet Pea
My Little Sweet Pea | July 20, 2016 | Wednesday at 6:30PM
Japanese w. English subtitles | Not Rated | 95 min | 2013
Picture © 2013 "My Little Sweet Pea" Production Committee
The more you smile, the happier you will be tomorrow.
The more you cry, the more you will be kind to someone.

Mugiko is an anime geek ("otaku" in Japanese) who lives with her brother.  She dreams of becoming a voice actress but life takes an unexpected turn when her estranged mother, Ayako, appears at their doorstep and asks to move in.  Having been abandoned by her mother many years ago, Mugiko struggles with this new arrangement.  

However, just as suddenly as she arrived, Ayako passes away. Mugiko, still unsure of her own feelings, decides to travel to her mother's hometown to bury her ashes. She is surprised by the warm reception of the townsfolk and learns that Ayako had been almost like a well-loved idol. Gradually, Mugiko begins to uncover her mother's past and understands who she truly was.

Starring Maki Horikita, Ryuhei Matsuda, Kimiko Yo
Presented in cooperation with the Japan Foundation
Japan Foundation
You are invited to
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan
1150 18th Street Northwest
Suite 100
Washington DC 20036 US
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This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. 

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Doors open 30 minutes before the program. Program begins at 6:30PM.
No admittance after 7:00PM or once seating is full, whichever occurs first.

Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee a seat.
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