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Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko

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Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Director: Ayumu Watanabe Run Time: 97 min. Format: Audio Amplification Available Release Year: 2021 Language: Japanese

Starring: Cocomi, Ikuji Nakamura, Izumi Ishii, Natsuki Hanae, Shinobu Otake

From acclaimed director Ayumu Watanabe (Children of the Sea) comes a heartwarming and moving comedy-drama about an unconventional family, based on the popular novel by Kanako Nishi.

Nikuko is a big and jolly personality in an otherwise sleepy seaside town in northern Japan. Her daughter Kikuko is the opposite — quiet and pensive as she navigates the everyday social dramas of middle school. Everything changes for the mother-daughter duo when a shocking revelation from the past threatens to uproot their tender relationship.

Don’t miss the Pittsburgh Premiere of this heartening and beautifully animated tale.

Tea Tasting with Fortune Favors Lady Nikuo
7 pm – March 20 ­– $14
Taste a variety Ichibancha teas before a screening of the amazing new anime film Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko. Ichibancha is tea from the first harvest of the year and grown in Japan’s premier tea growing region.

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