Friday, September 17, 2010

September 24/10: CJS Movie Night is "I JUST DIDN'T DO IT" それでもボクはやってない

The Canada Japan Society is opening its 2010/2011 season of Movie Nights at the National Film Board of Canada with a showing of Masayuki Suo’s award winning “I Just Didn’t Do It”.

I Just Didn’t Do It tells the tale of a young graduate, Teppei Kaneko (portrayed by Ryo Kase) who is accused of molesting a schoolgirl on his way to a job interview. He is subsequently coerced by weary detectives to accept the charge and pay the fine instead of pursuing vindication. Teppei decides to try and prove his innocence, resulting in a surprisingly effective social drama that examines justice, truth and morality in the modern day Japanese legal system.

Acclaimed director Suo (Shall We Dance, Sumo Do Sumo Don’t) has put together an enthralling ensemble cast including Kase, Koji Yakusho, Asaka Seto, Koji Yamamoto, and Masako Motai. The film won 3 Japanese Academy Awards and was nominated for 8 more in 2008.

I Just Didn’t Do It
Friday, September 24th, 2010
7 P.M
National Film Board Theatre
150 John Street (at Richmond)
$5 for CJS Members
$10 for Non-Members

As always, we will also be having a post-screening party at Everest (232 Queen W.) after the film. The informal get-together is a great way for attendees to practice their English/Japanese while discussing the film, meeting some new people and making some new friends.