[partly in Japanese with subtitles]
Apr 24 - 26, 6:00 & 8:15
This charming film is both an offbeat comedy and an oddball drama about a clash of cultures. Setsuko is a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman stuck in a dull life in Tokyo who is convinced by her niece to enroll in an unorthodox English class. Taught by an American instructor (Josh Harnett), she must wear a blonde wig and take on an alter-ego “Lucy.” With this new identity, she discovers her inner spirit as well as romantic feelings for her teacher. When he unexpectedly stops coming to class, she discovers he’s returned to southern California and she follows him.