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The Japan Foundation
 Film Series 2000
'Coming of Age'

7:00-9:00 at  L108 Lafayette, University of Vermont

3/2(Th)  Night on the Galactic Railroad  1985.  Animated.  Directed by
Gisaburo Sugii
Giovanni is a poor boy whose life is filled with hardship. But while
staring into the starry sky, a mysterious galactic train appears and takes
him on a wonderful voyage of inner discovery.  Based upon the 1927 Japanese
literary classic by Miyazawa Kenji.

3/9 (Th) Muddy River 1981.  Directed by Kohei Oguri
In 1956, eleven years after the war, near the mouth of the muddy Aji River
in Osaka there is a modest eatery run by Shinpei, a World War II veteran
demoralized by the experience of soldiering in Manchuria, seeing his
comrades die, and surviving the war only to eke out a marginal existence in
Japan.  His love for his son is his strongest motive to keep on living.

3/16 (Th) After Life  1998. Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
What if you had to choose one memory to take with you into the afterlife?
This moving and original film is set at a way station between Heaven and
Earth, where guides help the newly dead shift through their memories for a
defining moment to take with them into eternity.

Refreshments Served
Call 802-656-5765 for further information
Sponsored by: Japan Foundation, UVM Asian Studies Program,  and
Japan-America Society of Vermont

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Emily Burrill
Asian Studies Program
University of Vermont
479 Main Street
Burlington, VT  05405-0078

(802) 656-5765

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