Sunday, September 18, 2011
Japan Film Festival- Linda Linda Linda
I usually don't talk about or promote films too much here, but if it is music related and especially if it features an all-girl rock band, I will make an exemption.
If you live in Winnipeg, next weekend (September 24 & 25) at Cinemateque the Consulate General of Japan is organizing (with the Japan Foundation) the annual Japan Film Festival. They will present four films, 2 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday afternoon for free of charge and open to the public. The idea is to create interest and awareness of Japanese cinema. I'm personally excited because they are screening the film, Linda Linda Linda! Here's the summary:
Linda Linda Linda (Comedy / Drama, 114 min, dir. Nobuhiro Yamashita, 2005)
Only three days before their high school festival, guitarist Kei, drummer Kyoko, and bassist Nozumi are forced to recruit a new lead vocalist for their band. They choose Korean exchange student Son, though her comprehension of Japanese is a bit rough! It’s a race against time as the group struggles to learn three tunes for the festival’s rock concert—including a classic '80s punk-pop song by the Japanese group The Blue Hearts called “Linda Linda”...
Sounds totally like something I would enjoy and might be of interest to all of you. I'm sure you can find a copy of the film somewhere online, but on the bigger screen might be kind of fun...and did I mention this was free! Anyways, enjoy a clip from the film (thanks Jeffen for your post a couple of years ago about the film and the song) and support this festival!