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Date:
May 15
Time:
5:00 PM - 7:20 PM
Location:
Oak Room, 1st Floor
Address:
San Mateo Main Library
55 W. 3rd Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402
Contact:
(650) 522-7802
Cost:
Free

Movie: "Letters from Iwo Jima"

Tuesday, May 15

The Asian Pacific Heritage Month Film Festival begins with "Letters from Iwo Jima." Starring Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Ryo Kase. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Rated R; 141 mintues; 2006. Japanese with English subtitles.

This intense war drama looks at the battle of Iwo Jima from the point of view of the Japanese soldiers called upon to defend that pivotal island. The soldiers arrive, set up camps and bunkers, but their personal stories drive this film.  Taken from actual letters from the beleaguered soldiers, the Japanese soldiers felt the same fear, regret and loneliness as their American counterparts.

The Asian Film Festival is coordinated by our Asian Library Advisory Committee.

Funding for films at the San Mateo Main Library is generously provided by Community Sponsors: Anderson, Weiss, and Earl Family Bequests, San Mateo County Association of Realtors & SAMCAR Foundation, Whole Foods Market, The Daily Journal &  The Self-Help for the Elderly.



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