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After Life

Opens on March 15

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda Run Time: 118 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1998 Language: Japanese with English subtitles

Starring: Arata Iura, Erika Oda, Takashi Naito

Filmmaker in Person at Friday’s 7:45 Show!

Koreeda’s international breakthrough feature takes place at a waypoint in the afterlife where recently departed souls are guided through the process of choosing a single, favorite memory in which they will live on for eternity. AFTER LIFE is one of the most hauntingly beautiful and thoughtful films of the 1990s. 

“[Kore-eda] has earned the right to be considered with Kurosawa, Bergman and other great humanists of the cinema. His films embrace the mystery of life, and encourage us to think about why we are here, and what makes us truly happy.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Chlotrudis Awards

Sun, Mar 17 at 6:00

Join the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film as they present the 30th annual Chlotrudis Awards, honoring the best independent and international films of the past year, with special guest Hirokazu Kore-eda in person to accept the Society’s Hall of Fame award! Learn more and get tickets

Staff Pick!

“This looks stunning. Exactly the type of contemplative movie I’m attracted to. After seeing the trailer I can’t stop wondering: What would my memory be?” – Ryan C.

“Excited to see this on the big screen and I’m hoping to choose my ‘moment’ before I go into it to see if it deepens the experience.”  – Jackie D.


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