Oh Lucy! (short) + Short Film Collections
Comedy Drama • 22 min
Setsuko is a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman, seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo. At least until she's convinced by her niece, Mika to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named "Lucy." This new identity awakens something dormant in Setsuko, and she quickly develops romantic feelings for her American instructor. When the instructor suddenly disappears, Setsuko must come to terms with what remains--herself.
Drama 10 mins 50 secs
Cast: Kenny Pallone, Rick Kamazawa, Michael Gmur, Arthur Roberts.
Writer and Director: Derek Pike
Producer: Sam Dunkley
Plot: Two Japanese American men escape from the Gila River internment camp.
Drama 3 mins 5 secs
Cast: Hannah Sharp, Olyvia Scott, Lauren Schultz, Erik Nesteruk, Mark Pittman B, Carol Adams.
Director: Ayaka Kurukawa
Producer: Joyce Louis-Jean
Documentary 10 mins 58 secs
Cast: Kyoko Takenaka
Writer and Director: Kyoko Takenaka
Producer: Kyoko Takenaka
Summary: Through original song and poetry, artist and filmmaker Kyoko Takenaka creates a multimedia statement on how the affirmation of culture, resistance and resilience can disrupt enduring myths of Asian-Americans.
Drama 15 mins
Cast: Hideo Kurihara, Yusuke Oishi, Yasumi Yajima.
Writer and Director: Yusuke Oishi
Producers: Yusuke Oishi and Akihiro Sawaguchi
Plot: A father and a son return from the crematory. The rice ball made by the father was round and too big, and it was different from the mother's rice ball flavor.
4 mins 2 secs
Director: Luis Grané
Producer: Tomás Basile
Summary: A visitor immersed in Tokyo considers how the heavy set of implicit rules might take a toll on the individual psyche and mess with human instincts.
Drama 6 mins 40 secs
Cast: Riku Saito
Director: So Watanabe
Producer: Dogwood International Productions
Documentary 15 mins 40 secs
Cast: Erika Endo, Haru Shimazaki, Kazu Shimazaki.
Writer and Director: Kazuhito Takazawa
Producer: Kazuhito Takazawa
Summary: The Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku on March 11, 2011 completely changed our values and the way we see things.
Drama 4 mins 48 secs
Cast: Oji Asuga, Rin Amikawa, Ichiro Murata, Kouki Agena, Yuto Domon.
Writer and Director: Keiya Ando
Producer: Mami Akara
Plot: Story about man who has a special gift of sharing one week of his life to other people.
Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi
Cast: Kaori Momoi
In English and Japanese
Saturday, August 18 | 1:00 PM