LU OVER THE WALL Cinema For Kids! Free for kids 12 and under



Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Sat, Jun 16, 2018 11:00 AM


Cinema for Kids


Saturday, June 16 at 11am

$7 Members | $12 Public | Free for kids 12 and under

A  joyously hallucinogenic but family-friendly take on the classic fairy tale about a little mermaid who comes ashore to join a middle-school rock band and propel them to fame. A feel-good story of how misunderstanding can lead to conflict and prejudice, and how these can be overcome by the power of friendship and family.

Young Kai is a gloomy and quiet boy trying to cope with his parent’s separation while adapting to a new life in his father’s hometown, a sleepy fishing village. His only joy is uploading songs he writes to the internet. When his classmates invite him to play keyboard in their band, their practice sessions bring an unexpected guest: Lu, a young mermaid whose fins turn to feet when she hears the beats, and whose singing causes humans to compulsively dance – whether they want to or not. Though Kai and his bandmates attempt to keep Lu’s presence a secret, she is soon discovered by the rest of the town, and age-old animosities begin to manifest themselves. (Japan, 2018, 107 min., NR, English| Dir. Masaaki Yuasa)