Bonus: Watched A Movie At New People’s Viz Cinema (2006’s "Hula Girls")

Tonight, New People was having a fundraiser for the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.  They screened the 2006 film “Hula Girls” in their theater, Viz Cinema.

Based on a true story, HULA GIRLS is a heartwarming comedy about coal miners’ daughters who took a once-in-a-lifetime chance to escape their monotonous lives, only to become unwitting heroes to their depressed mining town as well as the whole of Japan.

I really like this theater.  The screen isn’t large, but it’s definitely big enough for the size of the room.  The seats are comfortable.

I went in knowing very little about the film, but I ended up loving it.  It was well written and well acted.  The dance sequences were really good, and the transformations for each of the characters were totally convincing. 

This film won five Japan Academy Awards in 2007, including best picture, best director, best screenplay, best supporting actress (for Yū Aoi), and most popular film.

It was a very good movie and I’d recommend it to anyone.

Related item:
Hula Girls DVD
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