Sister City Film Festival: "Big Man Japan"
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Takaoka, Japan - “Big Man Japan” 2007, comedy, directed, written by Hitoshi Matsumoto, also starred in, 113 min., PG-13
"3.5/4 Stars. Very funny in an insidious way." Roger Ebert
A middle-aged slacker is shocked by bolts of electricity that transform him into a stocky, stick-wielding giant several stories high who must defend Japan from a host of bizarre monsters. But while his predecessors were national heroes, he is a pariah among the citizens he protects, who bitterly complain about the noise and destruction of property he causes. A wickedly deadpan spin on the giant Japanese superhero, BIG MAN JAPAN is an outrageous portrait of a pathetic but truly unique hero.
A fundraiser for Fort Wayne Sister Cities International
Films shown at Cinema Center Downtown
Food & drinks served in The Gallery
$25 per film includes light buffet
Traditional foods from the country of the featured film
Selections of beer & wine available from each country
Hors d’oeuvres & drinks at 6:00 pm
Feature film at 7:00 pm
Tickets available at:
Auer Ctr for Arts & Culture
300 E. Main St
437 E. Berry St.