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Happy Hour

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Commands respect through the audacity of its conception and scale, and it earns affection through its humane attentiveness.” –Reverse Shot

Four friends, who have long confided in one another, are taken aback when one confesses that she is seeking a divorce from her husband. To make up with each other and dispel any bitter feelings, the group then leaves on a trip to the Arima hot spring resort where the unhappy wife vanishes, starting a chain of unexpected events in the remaining women’s lives. Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s  intimate epic, a winner of major awards at Locarno, Singapore and multiple other film festivals, is an immerse, deeply moving and literary work of cinema art, joining long-form classics like YI YI, DEKALOG and BEST OF YOUTH. Shown in three parts. (Japan, 2016, 317m, KimStim, digital)

Starts March 24