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2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

WHY THE FOOLS DANCE

Directed by Benjamin Michel

Shorts Competition / Japan, USA / 2017 / Documentary, History, International, Music / 18 mins / English, Japanese with English subtitles / World Premiere

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Plays In:
Beyond Our Memories

CGV Cinemas - Theatre 3
May 10, 2018 3:45 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

Description

Follow four Japanese performers as they find their cultural place in America through the Awa Odori, a 17th century dance of self-proclaimed fools, inviting audiences to drop their guard and be fools too.


Director's Bio

Benjamin Michel was born in Irvington, New Jersey, USA. His early passions were in the fine arts, primarily drawing and painting. He eventually gravitated towards cinema and graduated with a BA in Film from the University of Central Florida. Making films has played a defining role in shaping his work as a critical and socially aware artist.


Credits

Director: Benjamin Michel
Producer: Benjamin Michel, Mao Sakurada Reich
Editor: Anna Nishibayashi
Cast: Naohiro Matsuzawa, Reiko Ono, Keiji Ohshita, Mao Sakurada Reich


Plays in

  1. Beyond Our Memories

    Shorts Programs / 102 mins
    FREE PROGRAM. Whether reflecting on a successful career, continuing traditions from home in a new country, or seeking a better tomorrow in their own way, these non-fiction portraits show that a life worth living creates more than just memories. - Sheryl Santacruz

    In This Program: A SECOND CHANCE, ALICE AT THE STORE, THE HUMAN FACE, MR. LAU GOES HERBAL, STRAWBERRIES WILL SAVE THE WORLD, TAILORED TO FIT, WHY THE FOOLS DANCE


Dates & Times

Plays In:
Beyond Our Memories

CGV Cinemas - Theatre 3
May 10, 2018 3:45 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets