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Mobile International Festival (Mobile, AL)

Mobile International Film FestivalSaturday, November 22, 2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mobile Civic Center and Expo Hall
401 Civic Center Drive
Mobile, AL 36602

The Mobile International Festival has announced "Let The Games Begin" as the theme of the 31st Annual Mobile International Festival.

Festival members will focus on this year's theme through representation of games that are native to their countries. Whether a board game, play-yard game, or native sport, festival attendees will have the opportunity to test their strategy and skill at games from over 70 countries.

"Our focus this year is on the word GAMES. Members will demonstrate and share a game that originated in their native country," said Bobbie Bayne, Executive Director. "Booths will highlight a favorite homeland game and how those games utilize math and strategic thinking as part of the Mobile International Festival's dedication to STEM."

In 2012, the Mobile International Festival proudly added S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), as a key portion of their education program. In an effort to keep pace with an ever-changing world, Festival members and sponsors bring awareness to the STEM fields of study by placing an emphasis on STEM in their exhibits in a way that demonstrates real world applications from a global perspective.

For more information, please visit Mobile International Festival or contact:
Bobbie Bayne, Executive Director
(251) 208-1555
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7:30 PM19:30

Japan Foundation Film Series (Atlanta, GA): Someday (ŌSHIKAMURA SŌDŌKI)

Japan Foundation Film SeriesEmory University
White Hall 205
301 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm
2011, 93 min. 35mm

An ensemble comedy that focuses on the mountain village of Ōshika in Nagano Prefecture. Inspired by a local kabuki tradition, passed down over 300 years, the film warmly portrays the joys and sorrows of the villagers. The project was the brainchild of lead actor Harada Yoshio, who passed away in July of 2011 soon after the film was released in Japan. Zen (Harada), who runs an eatery serving venison dishes in Ōshika Village at the foot of the Southern Alps, is also a top-billed star in the local kabuki scene. One day in autumn as the villagers prepare to put on a show, Zen is thrown for a loop when he is visited by his wife Takako (Okusu Michiyo) and his childhood friend Osamu (Kishibe Ittoku), who eloped together eighteen years earlier.

Events Open To All
Cost: Free, No Ticket Required
Contact Name: Maureen Downs
Contact Phone: 404-727-6761
Contact email:

For more information please visit Emory University.
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7:30 PM19:30

Film: "Abacus and Sword (Bushi No Kakeibo)" (Atlanta, GA)

Abacus and Sword Friday, October 17, 2014
7:30 pm
White Hall 208
301 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322

A film adaptation of the book by Isoda Michifumi, which paints a picture of life in the final days of the Tokugawa shogunate, based on painstaking analysis of the household accounts left behind by a low ranking samurai. Director Morita Yoshimitsu (FAMILY GAME), known for eclectic work in a wide range of genres, portrays the inner workings of a samurai household fighting to tighten its finances in this compassionate historical drama. The Inoyama family has been in the service of the Kaga clan as expert accountants. The eighth head of the Inoyama family, Naoyuki (Sakai Masato), is so phenomenally gifted when it comes to numbers that his colleagues call him an "abacus maniac." In order to cope with the increasing expenses that come with trying to move up in the world, he works together with his wife Koma (Nakama Yukie) and family to do all they can to economize.

Cost: Free, No Ticket Required.
For more information, please visit Emory University Department of Film and Media Studies.

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Film: "Tokyo Story" directed by Yasujirô Ozu (Atlanta, GA)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
7:00 pm
Midtown Art Cinema
931 Monroe Drive, Suite C-212
Atlanta, GA 30308

In director and co-writer Yasujirô Ozu's (Late Spring, Early Summer) moving drama Tokyo Story-not released in the U.S. until 1972-An elderly couple leave their rural home in Onomichi to visit their married children in Tokyo. But their son and daughter are too preoccupied with their own domestic affairs to have much time for them, and it's only the widow of their elder son who is truly hospitable and welcoming. The film's emotional truths are underpinned by a real topicality: a sketch of social and moral changes in defeated, post-war Japan.

For more information, please visit Midtown Art Cinema.

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Film: "Like Father Like Son" (Durham, NC)

Film: Like Father Like Son (Durham, NC)

Friday, October 3, 2014
From: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Perkins Library 217
411 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC, 27710

Come join the Japanese Hall & Japanese Program for the first film of the Japanese Film Series this semester. There will be a free screening of director Kore-eda Hirokazu's Like Father, Like Son at 5:30pm in Perkins Library 217.

For more information, please visit Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Duke University.

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Banzaicon (Columbia, SC)

Banzaicon October 10 - 12, 2014
Marriott Columbia
1200 Hamton Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Banzaicon is a Japanese Animation and gaming convention located in South Carolina. If this is your first anime con, or if you're a seasoned con veteran, welcome to Banzaicon! We offer a wide range of fun events, panel discussions on your favorite fan-topics, workshops and so much more! There is literally something for everyone to enjoy during the weekend.

For more information, please visit Banzaicon.

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