Keswick Film Club - The Vancouver Asahi

Saturday 28th February 7:30 PM

The Vancouver Asahi 

Director: Yuya Ishii Country: Japan
Cert: PG Year: 2014 Length: 134 mins Language: Japanese
The Vancouver Asahi

Audience Reaction

Score: 54.95% Attendance: 141

Links

  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database

Synopsis

All the great world's cities contain pockets of different nationalities and in the case of Vancouver in the 1930s, this film focuses on the Japanese community, more specifically the Canadian-born first generation of Japanese immigrants, who started their own baseball team – the Vancouver Asahi.

Out-sized and out-muscled by their Caucasian opponents and in the face of racism and prejudice, the team rethinks its strategy and starts to find success.

Much more than a sporting underdog movie, The Vancouver Asahi goes on to explore the tensions between communities and between generations as World War II looms.

Thanks to Pony Canyon Inc

Critics

open_quote An old-fashioned entertainment in the best sense. In a word, thrilling. close_quote Tony Rayns Vancouver Film Festival


Trailer


See Also

Comments

comments powered by Disqus

Find A Film

Search over 1100 films in the Keswick Film Club archive.


Film Festival

Festival Logo

28 Feb - 3 Mar 2019


Friends

KFC is friends with Caldbeck Area Film Society and Brampton Film Club and members share benefits across all organisations


Awards

Keswick Film Club won the Best New Film Society at the British Federation Of Film Societies awards in 2000.

Since then, the club has won Film Society Of The Year and awards for Best Programme four times and Best Website twice.

We have also received numerous Distinctions and Commendations in categories including marketing, programming and website.

Talking Pictures Talking Pictures The KFC Newsletter
Links Explore the internet with Keswick Film Club
Find Us On Facebook