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J-Film Series February 2008 Presented by
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan and
Japan Commerce Association of Washington DC (JCAW)

Swing Girls
Directed by Shinobu Yaguchi, director of Waterboys
Featuring a live music performance by members of the Tateshina High School Band
Date : Wednesday, March 26, 2008.
Time : 18.30hrs
Venue : Japan Information and Culture Center, Auditorium, Embassy of Japan,
3 Lafayette Center,1155 21PstP St NW・Washington DC 20036

Swing Girls is another feel good comedy from the director of Waterboys, Shinobu Yaguchi.  In an effort to avoid a summer math class, a group of young girls offers to deliver lunches to the school band, which has set off on a trip.  The girls, delay, make stops to fool around and otherwise procrastinate causing the food to spoil in the summer’s heat.  The entire band gets food poisoning, except for the band leader.  He is now faced with the task of finding a replacement for his ill musicians.  When he learns of the girls’ role in the food poisoning, he forces them to replace his ailing band.  Can his hard nosed leadership turn this troupe of slackers into a real band?

Swing Girls was released in 2004 in Japan and came in eighth that year in box office receipts.  It also won seven prizes at the 2005 Japanese Academy Awards.

As a special bonus, members of the Tateshina High School band and the Georgetown University Jazz band will perform on the JICC stage prior to the movie showing.  Starting at 5pm each band will play a short set, concluding at 6pm.  The Tateshina High School band was the inspiration for the film Swing Girls. Light refreshments will be served following the performances.  The film will start at 6:30pm.  The public is welcome to attend one or both of these events. 

In Japanese with English Subtitles 105 minutes

This event is free and open to the public. 
Reservations are required.

For more information,
Please visit the Japanese Information and Culture Center website at 

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