MWPAI Film Series: Shoplifters

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Sinnott Family - Bank of Utica Auditorium
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2 and 7:30 pm

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018, Japan, Rated R, 121 min., Subtitled

A ragtag intergenerational group living together in a seedy Tokyo apartment support themselves by petty theft and playful grifting. After one of their shoplifting sessions Osamu (Lily Franky) and his son come across a little girl alone in the freezing cold, and decide to take her home with them. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife (Ando Sakura) relents after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together. But when the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence and test their quietly radical belief that it is love—not blood—that defines a family. An unforgettable film that sneaks up on you and steals your heart. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

Open Caption Wednesdays
Both Wednesday screenings will feature Open Captions (subtitles) for the benefit of our deaf or hearing-impaired guests. Please be aware that this service is not always available from the film distributor, but will be provided whenever possible.

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Tickets are on sale 30 minutes prior to each screening.

  • Admission:
    $6 MWPAI Members
    $8 General Admission
    $4 Students
    Free for PrattMWP Students
  • Film Passbooks that don't expire:
    10 discounted admissions are available
    at the Performing Arts Ticket Office:
    $55 for MWPAI Members
    $75 for General Admission

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