Dear Bookers & Programmers,

Our latest Virtual Cinema release comes from Japan. Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams is a vérité look at Japan's national pastime: baseball. Specifically the high school tournament, called Koshien, that captivates the nation every year - a cross between our own March Madness and World Series.

But just as those who didn't care for raw fish were able to enjoy Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams is definitely not just for baseball aficionados; rather, it offers a window into the traditions and cultural mores of one of the oldest countries in the world - an often stark contrast to how we do things in America.

Please consider adding Koshien for virtual cinema or live screenings on November 20. I'm happy to send a screening link for your consideration.


Baseball is life for the die-hard competitors in the 100th annual Koshien, Japan's wildly popular national high school baseball championship, whose alumni include U.S. baseball star Shohei Ohtani and former Yankee Hideki Matsui. But for Coach Mizutani and his players, cleaning the grounds and greeting their guests are equally important as honing their baseball skills.

In director Ema Ryan Yamazaki's dramatic and intimate journey to the heart of the Japanese national character, will those acts add up to victory or prove a relic of the past?
"Compelling and illuminating! Its heartbreaking agonies and hard-earned ecstasies make 'Koshien' eminently worth watching."
- Mark Schilling, Japan Times
Ema Ryan Yamazaki's previous film was
Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George's Creators
Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams
A film by Ema Ryan Yamazaki
Opens November 20, 2020 on Virtual Cinema
94 minutes | color | Japanese with English subtitles
Ticket platform: Vimeo OTT | $10 ticket price | 72 hour viewing window

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For screening links and more information please contact Marc Mauceri

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