When you're a middle school student all you want to do is be normal and fit in. But 11-year-old schoolgirl Kikuko is burdened with a loud, boisterous, and very overweight single mother, Nikuko, who seems to live to embarrass her daughter. This wonderful comedy-drama is a slice-of-life film exploring the alternately loving and difficult relationships between a single parent and a preteen child. From director Ayumu Watanabe (Children of the Sea) and STUDIO 4°C (Tekkonkinkreet, Mind Game).
Not rated; 97 minutes; Japanese with English subtitles
ANIME AT THE MODERN
Join us as we celebrate the Japanese anime genre -- films that are visually stunning and imaginative, with poetic stories that will pull at your heartstrings.
We are excited to screen several recent releases, including the US premiere of Inu-Oh. The Modern Shop will have Japanese-inspired snacks and exclusive merchandise for purchase.
Anime otakus will not want to miss this one-of-a-kind experience at the Modern!
All screenings will be held in the Modern's auditorium. Tickets are $10; $8 for Modern members; and $7 for Reel People members. Cinematics who are enjoying the weekend’s entire selection of films will receive a discount for pre-purchasing all of their tickets together. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 19. Tickets may be purchased in advance online at www.themodern.org/films or by visiting the museum’s admission desk.
All films feature introductions by Dr. Marc Hairston, with Dr. Christine Veras joining him for the showing of Inu-Oh.