BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.2133@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20091212T000000Z DTEND:20091212T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong></strong><strong>Saturday at the Japanese Cinema</stron g><strong>\n</strong>Saturday December 12\, 2009 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Social Hall\n11:30 Pot luck followed by the movie at 1:00 PM\n<em>MBT Studies in Japanese Culture</em><em></em>\n<strong>Film:&nbsp\;Gu Gu the Cat - Gou G ou Datte Neko de Aru (with English Subtitles)</strong><strong>\n</strong>\ n\nDirector Inudo Isshin sings praise for pets again after&nbsp\;<em>All A bout My Dog</em>&nbsp\;with his new film&nbsp\;<em>Gu Gu The Cat</em>&nbsp \;based on the autobiographic short story manga collection by Oshima Yumik o. This time\, pride of place goes to the feline in this sensitive slice-o f-life look at the relationship between a woman and her cat. Koizumi Kyoko (<em>Yajikita Dochu Teresuko</em>) plays manga artist Asako\, who is thro wn into depression when her cat of 13 years passes away. Assistant Naomi i s extremely worried about Asako\, as she is so upset that she can't even c ontinue working. One day\, Asako wanders into a pet shot and buys an Ameri can shorthair kitten which she names Gu Gu.&nbsp\;<em>Gu Gu The Cat</em>&n bsp\;co-stars popular actors Ueno Juri (<em>Nodame Cantabile</em>) and Kas e Ryo (<em>I Just Didn't Do It</em>).\n\n<strong>Take part in the after fi lm discussion of this film's relevance to Japanese culture.</strong>\n<str ong>NO Admission fee.</strong>&nbsp\;Popcorn and snacks will be served. Pl ease RSVP (312) 943-7801 so we'll know how many chairs to setup.\n\n SUMMARY:Saturday at the Japanese Cinema URL:/en/events/2009/12/12/saturday-at-the-japanese-cinema/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR