Bonus: Watched A Movie At New People’s Viz Cinema (2006’s "Hula Girls")

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Tonight, New People was having a fundraiser for the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.  They screened the 2006 film “Hula Girls” in their theater, Viz Cinema.

Based on a true story, HULA GIRLS is a heartwarming comedy about coal miners’ daughters who took a once-in-a-lifetime chance to escape their monotonous lives, only to become unwitting heroes to their depressed mining town as well as the whole of Japan.

I really like this theater.  The screen isn’t large, but it’s definitely big enough for the size of the room.  The seats are comfortable.
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I went in knowing very little about the film, but I ended up loving it.  It was well written and well acted.  The dance sequences were really good, and the transformations for each of the characters were totally convincing. 
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This film won five Japan Academy Awards in 2007, including best picture, best director, best screenplay, best supporting actress (for Yū Aoi), and most popular film.
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It was a very good movie and I’d recommend it to anyone.



Related item:
Hula Girls DVD
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