FILM SCREENING: "Emperor"

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Film & Other Media

Mar 20133
2:00p.m.

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
Aratani Theater
244 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, California, 90012
United States


Join the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center & the Consultate-General of Japan - Los Angeles for a special FREE preview screening of "EMPEROR" starring Matthew Fox and Oscar-winner Tommy Lee Jones, directed by Peter Webber.

Running Time: 106 Minutes
Rated: PG-13

Q&A/Discussion with the film's producers to follow

Free and open to the public

More about the film:
Matthew Fox (WORLD WAR Z, ALEX CROSS, “Lost”) joins with Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones (LINCOLN, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, THE FUGITIVE, HOPE SPRINGS), newcomer Eriko Hatsune and award-winning Japanese star Toshiyuki Nishida to bring to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito’s World War II surrender. As General Douglas MacArthur (Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture – and psychological warfare – General Bonner Fellers (Fox), to covertly investigate the looming question hanging over the country: should the Japanese Emperor, worshiped by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved? Caught between the high-wire political intrigue of his urgent mission and his own impassioned search for the mysterious school teacher (Hatsune) who first drew him to Japan, Fellers can be certain only that the tricky subterfuge about to play out will forever change the history of two nations and his heart.

The film will be released in Los Angeles and most major cities in the U.S. on March 8.

www.emperor-themovie.com

 

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