OKKO'S INN

CINEMA FOR KIDS/DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR
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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 3 Sat, Jun 8 11:00 AM

Description

CINEMA FOR KIDS/DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR

OKKO'S INN


Sat., June 8 at 11 am
Members $7 | Public $12
Free for Kids 12 and Under!

With Drag Queen Story Hour, we’ve purposefully selected a foreign-language film for this installment of Cinema for Kids. Proven to not only improve literacy and reading comprehension skills, watching foreign-language films has been shown to increase patience and empathy.


After losing her parents in a car accident, Okko goes to live with her grandmother, who runs a traditional Japanese inn. Okko soon discovers there are spirits that only she can see – welcoming ghosts who keep her company and help her navigate her new environment. The inn's motto is that it welcomes all and will reject none, and this is soon put to the test as guests challenge Okko's ability to be a gracious host. Ultimately, Okko discovers that dedicating herself to others is the key to taking care of herself. (Japan, 2019, 94 Mins, PG, Japanese with English subtitles| Dir. Kitaro Kosaka).


After the film: The fabulous BELLA NOCHE returns to the Sky Room with Drag Queen Story Hour! DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.