The Okinawa Film Series celebrates the diverse and rich culture of Okinawa. The next program in this series are two feature films that take place in the beautiful southern islands of Okinawa. These two very different films will shed light on the diversity of the people and stories in the OKINAWA FILM series.
Kitanaka Sketch is courtesy of the generosity of the Okinawa Visitors Bureau and Okinawa Film Office.
Thur. Dec. 12, 2:00 PM & Tues. Dec. 17, 6:30 PM
KITANAKA SKETCH きたなかスケッチ
Directed by Tsukasa Kishimoto (2018) 60 min
Manga artist Misaki struggles to produce a story set in a rural Okinawa village called Kitanakagusuku. She then decides to join a local youth group seeking to revive the traditional Fenushima dance, which is usually reserved only for men.
Thursday Dec. 5, 2:00 PM & Monday Dec. 9, 6:30 PM
Directed by Takeshi Kitano (1993) 94 min.
Murakawa, a hard-boiled, aggressive Yakuza gangster, is getting tired of his way of life. Prodded by his boss, he agrees to go to Okinawa to help out a gang struggling with a rival mob.
Violent & disturbing scenes, viewer discretion is advised.