ANA [All Nippon Airways] is presenting the International Premiere of the comedy Talk, Talk, Talk at the ImaginAsian in Manhattan on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 7:00. The film was directed by Hideyuki Hirayama, with a screenplay by Satoko Okudera based on a popular novel by Takako Sato.
Taichi Kokubun, from J-pop idol group TOKIO, plays Mitsuba, a professional comedian who's having a rough time of it. He performs Rakugo, a particular form of Japanese verbal entertainment. In dealing with his situation, he finds himself teaching three misfits how to perform Rakugo.
Linda Hoagland, Japanese film specialist and translator of this and other Japanese films, will be making a special guest appearance.
I'm looking forward to seeing the film and plan to carry a review of it here soon afterwards.
Seating is limited and by RSVP only. If you're interested in attending, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
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