BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4141@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20130304T000000Z DTEND:20130304T000000Z DESCRIPTION:A special screening of the film "Emperor" starring Matthew Fox and Tommy Lee Jones. A panel discussion will follow the screening with Pro ducers Yoko Narahashi and Eugene Nomura\, Professor Kal Raustiala\, and Pr ofessor William Marotti.\n<a href="http://www.international.ucla.edu/burkl e/calendar/showevent.asp?eventid=9906" target="_blank"></a>\n<a href="http ://www.international.ucla.edu/burkle/calendar/showevent.asp?eventid=9906" target="_blank">View the trailer and RSVP for this screening &gt\;&gt\;</a >\n\nCo-hosted by the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations and t he UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies.\n\nABOUT THE FILM\nA grippin g tale of love and honor forged between fierce enemies of war\,&nbsp\;<em> Emperor</em>&nbsp\;unfolds the story\, inspired by true events\, of the bo ld and secret moves that won the peace in the shadows of postwar Japan.&nb sp\; The story of&nbsp\;<em>Emperor</em>&nbsp\;is based on the resonant\, real events of 1945\, when General MacArthur took control of a shell-shock ed Japan on behalf of the U.S and Bonner Fellers worked covertly to invest igate the Emperor&rsquo\;s fate while the future of the nation hung in the balance.&nbsp\; Entwined with an against-the-odds romance\, the story tra verses the conflicting loyalties between heart and homeland\, between reve nge and justice\, as the world rebuilds from the ruins of war.&nbsp\;\n\nM atthew Fox joins with Academy Award&reg\; winner Tommy Lee Jones\, newcome r Eriko Hatsune and award-winning Japanese star Toshiyuki Nishida to bring to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictabl e days just after Emperor Hirohito&rsquo\;s World War II surrender.&nbsp\; As General Douglas MacArthur (Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation\, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture &ndas h\; and psychological warfare &ndash\; General Bonner Fellers (Fox)\, to c overtly investigate the looming question hanging over the country: should the Japanese Emperor\, worshiped by his people but accused of war crimes\, be punished or saved?&nbsp\; Caught between the high-wire political intri gue of his urgent mission and his own impassioned search for the mysteriou s school teacher (Hatsune) who first drew him to Japan\, Fellers can be ce rtain only that the tricky subterfuge about to play out will forever chang e the history of two nations and his heart. &nbsp\;\n\n<strong>ABOUT THE P ANELISTS</strong>\n<strong>EUGENE NOMURA&nbsp\;</strong>is a Producer of&n bsp\;<em>EMPEROR</em>&nbsp\;as well as an actor.&nbsp\;His acting career b egan at the age of fourteen playing the lead in an award winning NHK telev ision drama &lsquo\;Kizuna&rsquo\; (1987).&nbsp\; He then received an acti ng scholarship to the Lee Strasberg Institute and the Actors&rsquo\; Studi o in New York. After returning to Tokyo\, Nomura worked on the award winni ng film &lsquo\;800 Two Lap Runners&rsquo\; (1994) where he was honored wi th the Kinema Junpo Award and Mainichi Concours Grand Prize for Best Actor . Having worked in over 50 films and 60 major television series in Japan\, he also started producing films in 2009.&nbsp\; Nomura&rsquo\;s producer credits include&nbsp\;<em>THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN</em>(2009)\,&nbsp\;<em>TA JOMARU</em>&nbsp\;(2009)\,&nbsp\;<em>SURELY SOME DAY</em>&nbsp\;(2010)\, a nd&nbsp\;<em>TOMATO NO SHIZUKU</em>&nbsp\;(2011).\n\n<strong>KAL RAUSTIALA &nbsp\;</strong>is Director of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Re lations and Associate Vice Provost of the International Institute and Inte rnational Studies.&nbsp\; A professor at UCLA Law School\, he holds a join t appointment with the UCLA International Institute\, where he teaches in the Program on Global Studies. Professor Raustiala has been a visiting pro fessor at Harvard\, Princeton\, Columbia\, and the University of Chicago\, and was a fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings I nstitution. He serves on the editorial boards of International Organizatio n and the American Journal of International Law\, and is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.\n\n<strong>WILLIAM MAROTTI</strong>&nbsp \;is an Associate Professor at UCLA and&nbsp\;teaches modern Japanese hist ory\, with an emphasis on everyday life and cultural-historical issues. He is also Chair of the East Asian Studies M.A. Interdepartmental Degree Pro gram. He received his doctorate in 2001 from the University of Chicago&rsq uo\;s Department of East Asian Civilizations and Cultures\, where he worke d with Harry Harootunian\, Tetsuo Najita\, William Sibley\, and Moishe Pos tone.&nbsp\;\n\n<strong>YOKO NARAHASHI</strong>&nbsp\;is a Producer of&nbs p\;<em>EMPEROR</em>&nbsp\;as well as an accomplished actor\, an award winn ing director of stage and screen\, a casting director and a lyricist. Nara hashi&rsquo\;s feature film directorial debut&nbsp\;<em>THE WINDS OF GOD</ em>&nbsp\;won her the Japan Film Critics Award for Best New Director. Nara hashi has been a casting director for foreign feature film productions sin ce she worked with Director and Producer Steven Spielberg on&nbsp\;<em>EMP IRE OF THE SUN</em>&nbsp\;in 1987. More recently\, Narahashi was Associate Producer and Casting Director for<em>&nbsp\;THE LAST SAMURAI\,</em>&nbsp\ ;Casting Director for&nbsp\;<em>MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA\,</em>&nbsp\;<em>BABEL \,</em>&nbsp\;<em>THE RAMEN GIRL\,&nbsp\;</em>and most recently&nbsp\;<em> 47 RONIN</em>\, starring Keanu Reeves and due for release in 2012. SUMMARY:FILM SCREENING: "Emperor" URL:/en/events/2013/03/04/film-screening-emperor/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR