Kansas City Sister Cities World Cinema Series 2018

  • Saturday, July 07, 2018
  • Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Tivoli Cinemas-4050 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111

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SISTER CITIES WORLD CINEMA SERIES 2018

PRESENTED BY THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES OF THE SISTER CITY ASSOCIATION OF KANSAS CITY, MO

Xi’an (CHINA), Yan’an (CHINA), Kurashiki (JAPAN), 

Morelia (MEXICO), and Tainan (TAIWAN)

TIVOLI CINEMAS

4050 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO 64111

(816) 561-5222

SHOW DATES:  July 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.

RECOMMENDED FOR PERSONS 18 YEARS OR OLDER-ALL FILMS FEATURE ENGLISH SUBTITLES

ADMISSION: $8.00 / PERSON - PASSES TO THE FOUR FILMS: $28.00 - (PAY ONLINE AHEAD OF TIME OR WITH CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR)  

The public is encouraged to participate in the post-film discussions conducted by scholars and/or experts on the country’s culture, history, and subject matter. 

DOORS OPEN AT 10:00 A.M.

FILMS START AT 10:30 A.M

Films

Saturday, July 7: Jump Ashin!

130 min │ Drama │ 2011 – TAIWAN

Director: Yu-Hsien Lin - Language: Mandarin with English subtitles

Ashin has spent his entire life training for the national team in gymnastics. His mother believes his work will amount to nothing and asks his high school coach to take him off the team. Ashin then quits the sport entirely. He quickly falls in with wrong crowd and finds himself in a lot of trouble. Ashin leaves his small hometown of Yilan. Will he ever get back to the sport that he loves?

Saturday, July 14: Paths of the Soul (Original title: Kang Rinpoche)

115 min │ Docu-drama │ 2015 – CHINA

Director: Zhang Yang - Language: Tibetan with English subtitles

Docu-drama follows the journey of a group of Tibetans on a pilgrimage to Lasa, the holy capital of Tibet. The journey covers 1,200 km on foot, in a continuous repetition of prostrating one's self on the ground. Over 10 months, we see the simplicity of human relationships and the nature of family, suffering, and resolve.

Saturday, July 21: The Grand Promise (Original title: La Gran Promesa)

120 minutes | Drama | 2017 – MEXICO

Director: Jorge Ramírez Suárez - Language: Spanish with English subtitles

A young man must—as a last resort—kidnap his own newborn daughter to prevent her custody from falling into the wrong hands. Outrunning the authorities, he sacrifices his citizenship and career by retreating to Europe after leaving his child in the care of his close friends in Mexico. Decades later, he must find a way home—whatever the cost. 

Saturday, July 28: Still Walking (Original title: Aruitemo, Aruitemo)

114 minutes | Drama | 2008 – JAPAN

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda - Language: Japanese with English subtitles

The Yokoyama family come together every year to commemorate the death of the eldest son, Junpei, who drowned accidentally 15 years ago while saving the life of another boy. His father Kyohei, a retired doctor, and mother Toshiko are joined by their surviving son Ryota, who has recently married a widow with a young son, and their daughter Chinami, her husband and their children. The family experience nostalgia, humor, sadness and tension as memories are shared and ceremonies performed. 


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