5TH ANNUAL FAMILY FESTIVAL
HULA GIRLS (age 12 & up)
Japan, no rating
Sunday, November 11 | 7:00 PM
Followed by a hula demonstration and lesson. Come express yourself through hula!
In a desperate attempt to save the local economy when faced with the closing of their coal mine in a remote town in northern Japan, the town elders decide to cash in on the Polynesian craze by building a Hawaiian theme park, complete with hula dancers. The only problem: no one knows how to dance the hula. Things get worse when they import an alcoholic hula teacher from Tokyo, and the only ones who sign up for classes are a handful of misfits. Set in 1965 and based on a true story, the film is the heartwarming comedy about a group of coal minersí daughters who took a chance.
The film was Japanís official entry for Best Foreign Film to the 2006 Academy Awards.
Tickets for this Family Festival event only are $8/$7 for seniors and students. Purchase in advance or day of show at the Studio Cinema box office or online at www.mktix.com.