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Japanese Film Festival Screening – Dad’s Lunchbox
Sat October 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pmFree
** A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR** as online ticket sales have now closed
Dad’s Lunch Box is a heart-warming story of a newly-divorced father who vows to make his daughter Midori’s lunch every single day until she finishes high school.
Meanwhile, Midori it still adjusting to the new dynamic with her father and dealing with the trials and tribulations of high school life–friends and boys at the top of the list. She’s mortified that her classmates notice her father’s awful attempts at cooking, and spends lunch time with her friends harshly critiquing his “experiments”.
Her father, a hard working salary-man, is determined to win Midori’s approval by making the perfect bento—even if it takes him the rest of Midori’s high school years to master the skill.
Based on a viral tweet that was retweeted by 80,000 people and received 260,000 likes, Masakazu Fukatsu’s debut feature film brings together a warm story of the growing bond between father and daughter, and reinforces the age-old sentiment that family connections are best built through food.Yuriko Hara.
Classification: CTC – suitable for all ages
This is a free family friendly event, please rsvp as places are limited.
Join us for this year’s 2019 DesFest, celebrating the vibrant community, arts and culture of Central Australia. Head to desfest.com for more information.
Desert Festival takes place on the land of the Central Arrernte people. We wish to pay our respects to the traditional owners of this Country and to their ancestors. As the Festival welcomes contemporary artists and art from around the world, we also celebrate the continuing culture of the Arrernte nation.
Proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government and the Department of Tourism and Culture.
Many thanks to our supporters; the Northern Territory Government, Arts NT, Alice Springs Town Council, 8CCC Community Radio, Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, The Japan Foundation Sydney, Central Australian Art Society Inc., The Centralian Advocate, Totem Theatre, Casuarina Senior College Theatrette, Monte’s Lounge, Epilogue Lounge, Flynn Memorial Uniting Church Lawns, The Anglican Church, The Gap View Hotel, The Alice Springs Cinema, Tourism NT, Yeperenye Shopping Centre, the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, CAAMA, Red Centre Technology Partners, AS Print and TJ Signs.