J-Film: Kano

  • JAPAN INFORMATION AND CULTURE CENTER 1150 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States

The JICC and the Japan Commerce Association of Washington, DC Present 

- The J-Film Series -

- KANO -| Directed by Umin Boya | December 11, 2015 | Friday at 6:30PM

2014 |180 min |Japanese, Taiwanese w. English subtitles | Not Rated 

Winner of the Audience Award at the 2014 Taipei Film Festival, the 2014 Osaka Asian Film Festival, and the 2014 Golden Horse Film Festival.

In 1928 when Taiwan was under Japanese rule, the Kagi Agriculture and Forestry Public School (a.k.a KANO, short for its Japanese name KAGI-NORIN School) was established to help develop local agriculture. The KANO baseball team started out simply as a sports club to improve the students' physique. It never occurred to them that the arrival of Coach Kondo would completely transform the team into a legend.

To every young baseball player, Koshien, Japan's high school baseball championship, was like a dream palace. For a group of farmer boys like the KANO team, it was a goal far beyond their reach. However, with coach Kondo's extremely rigorous training and appreciation of the members' various strengths, he motivated the determined, multicultural team (Japanese, Taiwanese, and aboriginal) to win the local championship and make it to the final game.

Facing the strongest team in the league, the KANO team rises to the challenge together as one.

Please note that this film's running time is longer than the JICC's typical programming.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Click HERE to register.

Doors open at 6:00PM and will close once seating is full or promptly at 7:00PM for security purposes.

Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.