Oh Lucy!

Times:

  • 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm
  • Friday, May 11, 2018

Where:

  • The Tower Theatre
    815 E Olive Ave.
    Fresno, CA 93728

Synopsis

Fresno Filmworks presents the American-Japanese film “Oh Lucy!” from executive producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay and writer and director Atsuko Hirayanagi. The film follows Setsuko, a lonely and unfulfilled woman living in Tokyo, who is convinced by her niece to enroll in an English class. Donning a blonde wig in class she discovers her American alter-ego, Lucy, and begins developing feelings for her American instructor, John. When John suddenly disappears, Setsuko sets her mind on going after him, even if it means traveling around the world to Los Angeles to find him. Starring Shinobu Terajima and Josh Hartnett. Presented in English and Japanese with English subtitles. Assistive listening services are not available for this film.

Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi
USA & Japan • 96 minutes • Not rated
Distributor: Film Movement

Reviews

"A movie in which the human comedy is by turns tender, plaintive, heartfelt and joyful." — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"What distinguishes the movie is Hirayanagi's talent for distilling complex emotional histories into crisp, eloquent images — a crowded drawer, a cluttered apartment — as well as Terajima's performance as a downtrodden, defiant woman who never begs for the audience's sympathy and winds up earning it anyway." — Justin Chang, The Los Angeles Times
"A movie in which the human comedy is by turns tender, plaintive, heartfelt and joyful." — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"What distinguishes the movie is Hirayanagi's talent for distilling complex emotional histories into crisp, eloquent images — a crowded drawer, a cluttered apartment — as well as Terajima's performance as a downtrodden, defiant woman who never begs for the audience's sympathy and winds up earning it anyway." — Justin Chang, The Los Angeles Times

Every second Friday of the month, Fresno Filmworks screens first-run independent and international movies at the historic Tower Theatre.