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J-Film: Let's Go, JETS! From Small Town Girls to U.S.Champions?!

  • Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan 1150 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20036 (map)

Film adaptation based on the true story of the Fukui Commercial High School cheerleading team. Directed by Kawai Hayato of MY love STORY!!

Hikari Tomonaga enrolls at Fukui Chuo High School, and joins its cheer dance club for the sole reason of cheering on a boy she has known from their junior high days. However, the club’s coach, female teacher Kaoruko Saotome, is a harsh and no-nonsense task master who suddenly declares: “Our aim is to become U.S. champions! No fringes or boyfriends allowed!” As older students quickly quit the club, the presence of Hikari’s teammate Ayano encourages her to decide to stick with cheer dance for the time being. Will the club achieve their goal of becoming U.S. champions? These ordinary schoolgirls set off on a long journey toward making their dream a reality.

Starring Suzu Hirose, Ayami Nakajo, Yuki Amami

In Japanese with English subtitles | Not Rated | 2017 | 121 min | Directed by Hayato Kawai


This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for security purposes.

Film program begins at 6:30 PM. Doors open 30 minutes prior.

No admission or re-entry will be permitted after 7:00 PM.

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

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