PM @ the TM: A Honeymoon in Hell

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WASHINGTON FILM INSTITUTE

Cordially invites you to the first of the Season:

PM @ the TM

Featuring the Japanese comedy film A HONEYMOON IN HELL

HAPPY HOUR 6PM

FILM STARTS 7PM

EVENT DETAILS


PM @ The TM
RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, MAY 3
Time: 6 PM – 9 PM
Location: Textile Museum – 2320 S Street, NW, Washington, DC
Cost: $15 per person (includes one drink)

Celebrate spring and Japanese culture at the year’s first PM @ The TM! Bring a blanket or tatami mat into the museum’s lovely gardens for a screening of Honeymoon in Hell: Mr. and Mrs. Oki’s Fabulous Trip. Released in Japan in 2011, Honeymoon in Hell follows the bizarre adventure of one couple’s otherwordly vacation and has never been shown in Washington, D.C.

Venture indoors to explore the current exhibitions Woven Treasures of Japan’s Tawaraya Workshop and Sourcing the Museum, and stop by the craft station to make your own cherry blossom pin. Mix and match your own bento box with Kushi restaurant.

“Hapi hour” begins at 6 p.m., the film will screen at 7 p.m.

Presented in partnership with The Pink Line Project and Washington Film Institute. This film screening is supported in part by the Onion Inc. & Jolly Roger Inc., Japan. This event is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Tickets are $15. One drink is included in ticket price (two drinks for museum members).

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Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and food will be available for sale-cash only. Ticket includes 1 complimentary beer/wine. No outside food and beverages allowed.

We recommend you bring a mat/blanket to enjoy the movie comfortably in the museum gardens. In the event of bad weather, the program will be rescheduled for May 3, 2012 and all ticket purchasers will receive advance email notification.


SYNPOSIS / TRAILER

NOTE: IN SPITE OF THE TRAILER, THE FILM INCLUDES ENGLISH SUBTITLES!



A HONEYMOON IN HELL: Mr and Mrs Oki’s Fabulous Trip (Ôki-ke no tanoshii ryokô: Shinkon jigoku-hen)

Director: Ryûichi Honda, Japan, 112 min, 2011, Unclassified 18+

Matrimony hasn’t really improved life for long-time live-together couple Ooki and Saki. Then a local fortune-teller offers them the option of a very different getaway holiday: 40 days in hell. Director Honda is one of the most off-the-wall hunters/gatherers from the weird margins of J-pop culture, his filmography includes homages to Russ Meyer and a hit movie tribute to the ‘Group Sounds’ Japanese pop groups of the 1960s. So whilst the plot reminds just a little of Tim Burton’s cult Beetlejuice, Honda has plenty of his own, highly original and very bizarre special effects comedy universe to draw on – whilst also scoring some smart screwball comedy points about the state of the modern Japanese marriage. Description courtesy of NFSA, Australia.

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