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‘Kamikaze Girls’ screening Nov. 4 will complete ‘Young Starlets’ film series

October 31st, 2011

The “Young Starlets of Japanese Cinema” film series will hold its final screening this Friday, Nov. 4, featuring “Kamikaze Girls” at 7 p.m. at the Bijou Cinema in the Iowa Memorial Union. The event is free and open to the public.

This 7th Annual Japan Foundation Film Series is devoted to introducing young female actresses from films released in the 2000s. Previous screenings featured the films “One Million Yen Girl,” “Harmful Insect” and “Yunagi City Sakura Country.”

A display of award-winning furoshiki designs will be featured at each screening as well. The Japan Foundation’s annual furoshiki design contest for college students serves as an opportunities for people overseas to learn about furoshiki, a Japanese wrapping cloth that can be used as gift wrapping, a shopping bag, and décor, among many other uses.

This series is sponsored by the Center for Asian Pacific Studies, the Institute for Cinema and Culture, UI International Programs and the Japan Foundation.

For more information, contact Yume Hidaka, UI’s Japanese Outreach Coordinator, at 319-384-2259.