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Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries
1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20560
In this sci-fi dark comedy, members of a seemingly normal Tokyo family discover that they are aliens from different planets at war over Earth’s fate. Since humans have so badly botched Earth’s management, some of the aliens want to exterminate them, while others want to help save the planet before it’s too late. Inspired by a 1962 Yukio Mishima novel, director Daihachi Yoshida updates his source’s concerns about nuclear annihilation to today’s pressing issue of human-caused environmental destruction in a surprising and entertaining way. “His film is a thrill to watch—beautiful and dreamy even with its hectic tone. If there’s still a child in you who dreams of spaceships, if you ever look at the world around you and wonder if it’s coming to an end or if you’re just looking for beauty at the edges of reality, this movie is for you” (Vancouver International Film Festival).
Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art
Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Auditorium doors open approximately 30 minutes before each show.
Part of the series Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. The Freer|Sackler proudly serves as a venue for this long-running showcase of films about urgent environmental issues. Visit dceff.org for more information.