Film – Linda Linda Linda at Freer Gallery Dec. 3 via DC Asian Pacific American Film

Linda Linda Linda
Date Friday, December 3, 2010, 7 pm
Categories Films
Venue Freer Gallery
Event Location Meyer Auditorium
Details Nobuhiro Yamashita’s dryly witty films have earned him comparisons to Jim Jarmusch and Aki Kaurismaki, but his droll portraits of provincial life constitute a singular vision of contemporary Japan. In Linda Linda Linda, an exchange student (Korean actress Bae Doo-na) and three classmates form an all-girl band to perform at their school’s rock festival. With gentle humor and sympathy for the foibles of high school life, the film follows the girls through strained friendships, budding romances, and exhausting rehearsals, finally culminating in an exuberant rendition of the catchy title song (a classic originally performed by the Blue Hearts) that invariably sends audiences out the door singing along. This film was hailed as one of 2005’s “most unexpected pleasures” by Jeannette Catsoulis of the New York Times. (Dir.: Nobuhiro Yamashita, Japan, 2005, 114 min., Japanese with English subtitles)

Image © LINDA LINDA LINDA partners (Covers and Co., Vap, Bitters End, Cave).

Part of the series Foreign Exchange: Two Views of Japan

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