Dear Programmers,

I'm hoping you'll take a look at our three new films from Asia. Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams will open theatrically in early summer and is currently making the festival rounds, as are Confucian Dream and Graves Without a Name. Let me know if I can send screening links!

Marc Mauceri
212-243-0600 x20 |

Koshien: Japan's Field
of Dreams

94 minutes, color, 2019

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. Will those acts add up to victory or prove a relic of the past?

Ema Ryan Yamazaki (Monkey Business: the Adventures of Curious George's Creators) has crafted a dramatic and intimate journey to the heart of the Japanese national character.


Confucian Dream

82 minutes, color, 2019

Mijie Li's first feature (she co-produced Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert’s American Factory) is a documentary about a Chinese woman's embrace of the ancient philosophy of Confucianism and how it affects her family.

Chaoyan believes the ancient teachings of Confucius will restore balance and morality to her home. She enlists her young son in the rigorous routine of chanting daily mantras. But Chaoyan's husband finds the daily practice excessive.

While Confucianism's primary purpose is to instill peace and harmony, the opposite occurs as their beliefs clash, bringing forth a gripping portrait of marital and parental crisis.


Graves Without a Name
115 minutes, color, 2018

Rithy Panh (Oscar nominee for The Missing Picture) continues his personal and spiritual exploration of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge era. His earlier films analyzed the mechanisms of the crimes committed by the Khmer; his latest is an evocative search for a path to peace and resolution.

"A haunting and lyrical ode
to Cambodian history and humanity.
At once Panh's personal eulogy to the victims and a subtly informative treatise about history and universal humanity, 'Graves Without A Name' is at once emotionally overwhelming, visually ravishing and intellectually stimulating."
-The Hollywood Reporter

From Confucian Dream
For screening links and more information, please contact Marc Mauceri

212-243-0600 ext. 20 |

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