Senkyo (Campaign). 2007. Japan. Directed by Kazuhiro Soda. Soda's debut feature, shot in cinéma vérité style, follows his former Tokyo University classmate Kazuhiko Yamauchi's run as a "parachute" candidate for Japan's powerful Liberal Democratic Party in a crucial local district. With no prior experience in politics, no supporters, a lack of charisma, and dwindling funds, Yamauchi's greatest asset is his ability to keep smiling under any circumstances, amid humiliations public, political, and private. This fly-on-the-wall view of street-level politics cleverly reveals much about the true nature of "democracy." In Japanese; English subtitles. 119 min.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 6:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2
Thursday, April 10, 2008, 6:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2
Friday, April 11, 2008, 8:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2
Saturday, April 12, 2008, 3:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2
Sunday, April 13, 2008, 2:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2
Added by Fumio on April 9, 2008