BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.1835@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20090724T000000Z DTEND:20090726T000000Z DESCRIPTION:&ldquo\;SONATINE made in 1994\, predates the [Takeshi Kitano's] art-house hit Fireworks by three years and is arguably stronger than its successor. In SONATINE\, the filmmaker and star (under his acting name Bea t Takeshi)\, plays a middle-aged yakuza gangster named Murakama who is con sidering retirement. Reluctantly\, he accepts an assignment from his mobst er boss to go to Okinawa to settle a dispute between two rival factions. W ith his lieutenant\, Takahashi (Kenichi Yajima)\, he enlists a bunch of br ash young thugs to accompany him. Once they reach Okinawa\, Murakama begin s to suspect that he himself is in danger of being murdered by rivals eage r to appropriate his turf.&rdquo\; &ndash\; Stephen Holden\, <em>New York Times</em>\n\nPart of the series <a href="http://www.ifccenter.com/series/ weekend-classics/summer-breaks/">&ldquo\;Summer Breaks\,&rdquo\;</a> playi ng weekends at 11:00am\, July 12-September 27 in our ongoing Weekend Class ics program.\n\n<!-- -->\nR\, 94 Minutes\, In Japanese with English subtit les\n Miramax\, Japan\, 1993\n\nFor more info visit http://www.ifccenter.c om/films/sonatine/ SUMMARY:"Sonatine" Film Screening URL:/en/events/2009/07/24/sonatine-film-screening/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR