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The Screening Room
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 5:30 PM
Drawing deeper than ever on his personal memories and experiences, acclaimed filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda delivers a beautifully subtle but powerful film of family ties and expectations with this father-son story.
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General Admission Adult Evening - $9.00
General Admission Children (12 and younger) - $6.50
General Admission UI Student (with valid ID) - $6.50
General Admission Seniors (60+) - $6.50

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"Beautifully balanced. The filmmaking is exquisite." -The Hollywood Reporter

"Hirokazu Kore-eda only makes good movies, but this tender, accessible drama is one of his very best." -Indiewire

"Even long-standing fans of the Japanese filmmaker might be taken aback by the supreme subtlety of his latest, achingly beautiful ode to the quiet complexities of family life." -Robbie Collin, The Daily Telegraph

Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother (Kirin Kiki) and beautiful ex-wife (Yoko Make) seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son (Taiyo Yoshizawa) -- until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.