The new film from Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda (whose I Wish screened at Spotlight in 2012) is a characteristically warm and affecting portrait of an estranged family reconnecting during a typhoon. Once a renowned author, Ryota has coasted on his glory a little too long, and now finds himself a divorced deadbeat dad, making ends meet as a private detective (and a lousy one at that). The death of his own father inspires Ryota to reconcile with his own family, if they’ll take him back. Filmed in a housing complex where Kore-eda lived as a child, After the Storm is rendered with the intimacy of a cherished memory. In Japanese with English subtitles.
MMoCA’s Spotlight Cinema features Madison premieres of critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary and feature films. Spotlight Cinema is held on Wednesday evenings throughout the fall. Visit mmoca.org for the complete schedule and program information. Admission is free for MMoCA members and $7.00 per screening for the general public. Ticket sales begin at 6:30 pm in the museum’s lobby.
- Times: 7:00 PM
- Admission: Free for MMoCA members, $7.00 for non-members