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A Road, preceded by Born With It
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A Road, preceded by Born With It

あるみち (Aru Michi)
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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North American Premiere

Prompted by a film school assignment to capture an episode of his life on video, Daichi (played by director Daichi Sugimoto) searches his memory for a moment when he felt most like himself. He settles on his childhood hobby of catching lizards, something that used to bring him the kind of pure joy he finds missing from his life as a young adult now entering his college years. With this simple premise, first-time filmmaker Sugimoto creates a refreshingly inspired take on a contemporary coming-of-age story that gracefully blends documentary footage within an autobiographical narrative feature. An earnest exploration of the possibilities of cinema to capture, preserve, and represent the truth of personal experience.

2015. 85 min. HDCAM, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Daichi Sugimoto. With Daichi Sugimoto, Yuta Katsukura, Rika Sugimoto, Masato Ikariishi, Yoji Kondo.

Grand Prize, Pia Film Festival Award Competition 2015

    Preceded by
Born With It
New York Premiere

Introduction with director Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Jr.

Young Keisuke moves from Tokyo to rural Japan where, for the first time, he encounters classroom prejudice due to his dark skin. Unsure how to respond, he turns to his mother for answers.

2014. 16 min. Directed by Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Jr.
 

Part of JAPAN CUTS 2016.
 
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