Within the next few days I’ll have lots of posts from my time at CinemaCon. but since this event is time sensitive, Iwanted to share this information today. If you’re in the Seattle area, you can help these filmmakers support Japan by attending this benefit. If you’re not close by, please pass the word to anyone you know who is. Thanks!
Fine Totally Fine Seattle Premiere to Benefit Japan
Brown Paper Tickets and NW Film Forum Team Up for Benefit Screening The Seattle Premiere of “Fine Totally Fine,” directed by Yosuke Fujita, presented by Brown Paper Tickets and Northwest Film Forum, will screen at Northwest Film Forum on Saturday, April 2 at 4:30 p.m. with proceeds benefiting the relief efforts in Japan.
Director Fujita created a truly feel-good indie comedy with Fine Totally Fine, his story of Teruo (YosiYosi Arakawa), a tree trimmer whose mission in life is to make the scariest haunted house experience in Japan. He enlists the help of his best friend Hisanobu (Yoshinori Okada), a hospital administrator, in his bone-chilling plans. Hisanobu is starting to doubt if two guys heading into their 30s should really be spending their time trying to scare the life out of people. The lives of these two friends takes a turn when accident prone artist Akari (Yoshino Kimura) comes to work at Hisanobu’s hospital. Can wanting to terrify people, growing up and falling in love co-exist in these two slackers’ lives? Fine Totally Fine (Japan, 2008), dir. Yosuke Fujita, 110 min.
“Yosuke Fujita’s film is likely to create broad smiles and occasional belly laughs.” Variety
100% of the proceeds from this benefit screening go to the Support Japan GAMBARE relief fund set up by Pictures Dept. president Yuko Shiomkaki. Donations to this fund will be distributed by Japanese aid organization JustGiving and go to help those fighting to put their lives back together.
“If you really want to know people, look at their art. For this reason we chose a film screening for this benefit–to bring together the giver and recipient. I hope the attention we pay to these causes stay in the public’s mind and in the media long enough to witness the resolution and not just the nadir of the disaster,” says Brown Paper Tickets CEO Steve Butcher.
Click on the link for Tickets http://brownpapertickets.com/event/168554