Saturday, May 21, 2016
Northside Community Center
MAN FROM RENO (2015, 111 min., psychological thriller). San Jose film buffs will remember Dave Boyle when he was in town 8 years ago making White on Rice. He returns with Man From Reno, a murder-mystery film noir with a Japanese twist.
In a small town south of San Francisco, Sheriff Paul Del Moral (Pepe Serna) is driving home through the fog when he accidentally strikes a pedestrian, a lone Japanese man. However, before an investigation can take place, the man disappears from the hospital without a trace.
At the same time, Japanese mystery author Aki Akahori (Ayako Fujitani) takes a trip to San Francisco in order to escape the press tour for her latest book–a potboiler in her world famous “Inspector Takabe” series. Feeling lonely and vulnerable, she begins a romantic affair with a mysterious Japanese traveler from Reno (Kazuki Kitamura). Her new lover is charismatic and charming but abruptly disappears from the hotel, leaving behind his suitcase and a trail of questions…
Program: To be announced … Note: Special film+reception combo ticket available for this film.