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     MEMORIES OF TOMORROW
Japan, 2006, 122 mins, Color

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Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi
Novel: Hiroshi Ogiwara
Screenplay: Hakaru Sunamoto, Uiko Miura
Producers: Tatsuo Kawamura, Sunao Sakagami
Executive Producer: Ken Watanabe
Associate Producer: Chiharu Nakasone, Susumu Kakazawa, Toshiya Nomura
Composer: Bobby Johnston
Cinematographer: Satoru Karasawa
Editor: Noboyuki Ito
Sound Designer: Yasushi Tanaka
Cast: Ken Watanabe, Kanako Higuchi, Kenji Sakaguchi, Kazue Fukiishi

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2007 JAPANESE ACADEMY AWARD WINNER BEST ACTOR KEN WATANABE
(JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES)


Saeki, a sales manager of an advertisement agency, turns 50 this year. His strong leadership abilities have brought love and respect from everyone he works with. Since his job is demanding, he has always relied on his good health, but lately, has become rather forgetful and blames it on his age. His only daughter’s wedding is nearing, and shortly after he will become a grandfather. He is looking forward to enjoying his Golden years as this new chapter of his life begins...

One day, Saeki is struck with a sudden physical downturn that starts impeding his work. He goes in for a precautionary checkup where, to his dismay, the doctor diagnoses him with “Early Onset Alzheimer’s disease.” He and his wife, Emiko, are daunted with unspeakable fear and sorrow, as he will gradually but certainly lose his memory.

As they start their fight against the disease, the couple desperately hopes that Saeki “will be able to work until his daughter’s wedding.” Nonetheless, the disease mercilessly destroys his memory, little by little...
    --www.allmovie.com
Yukihiko Tsutsumi
As a TV director, Tsutsumi shot offbeat dramas such as “Keizoku,” “Ikebukuro West Gate Park” and “Trick” with his unique sense of visual style. He also directed feature films “2LDK,” the theatrical version of “Trick,” “Ren-Ai Shashin(Love Collage)” and the Play-Station based horror “Siren.” He is currently working on the action saga based on the novel by Baku Yumemakura, “Sword of the Great Emperor.”
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          DELIVERY
Germany, 2005, 8:40 mins, Animated

Director: Till Nowak

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GRAND JURY PRIZE AND AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER AFI FEST

An old man lives a lonely life in the dark shadows of industrial smog until a package arrives that gives him the ability to change his environment.

 
Showings
06/9/07 04:30 PMVenue 2 (SCA)
Saugatuck Center for the Arts
400 Culver Street
 
06/10/07 11:30 AMVenue 2 (SCA)
Saugatuck Center for the Arts
400 Culver Street
 


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