Ocean Waves 

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Ocean Waves 

  1. Thursday, August 17, 2017 7:00 p.m.
  2. Saturday, August 19, 2017 3:00 p.m.
ocean waves
Photo credit: © 1993 Saeko Himuro - Studio Ghibli – N
New 4K Restoration. Rarely seen outside of Japan, Ocean Waves is a subtle, poignant, and wonderfully detailed story of adolescence and teenage isolation. Taku and his best friend Yutaka are headed back to school for what looks like another uneventful year. But they soon find their friendship tested by the arrival of Rikako, a beautiful new transfer student from Tokyo whose attitude vacillates wildly from flirty and flippant to melancholic. When Taku joins Rikako on a trip to Tokyo, the school erupts with rumors, and the three friends are forced to come to terms with their changing relationships. Ocean Waves was the first Studio Ghibli film directed by someone other than studio founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, as director Tomomi Mochizuki led a talented staff of younger employees in an adaptation of Saeko Himuro’s best-selling novel. In Japanese with English subtitles. Suggested for children age 12 and older. (2K DCP.  Presentation)