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On-Gaku: Our Sound

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Director: Kenji Iwaisawa Run Time: 71 min. Format: Audio Amplification Available Release Year: 2020 Language: Japanese

Starring: Kami Hiraiwa, Ren Komai, Shintaro Sakamoto, Tateto Serizawa, Tomoya Maeno

The 2022 Japanese Film Festival closing night will be a 21+ Brew & View event with the very fun animated feature On-Gaku. At key moments of the film, beer will be delivered to everyone in the theater for a fun and interactive experience perfect for a genuinely hilarious buddy comedy.

On-Gaku is the lo-fi, arthouse rocker comedy we didn’t know we needed. An unconventional animated film coming out of Japan in 2019, On-Gaku (translates to “our sound”) follows a group of bored delinquent teens who come together to play music and discover the joy of creating something of their own. It was based on a manga created by Hiroyuki Ôhashi.

Director Kenji Iwaisawa took seven years to make On-Gaku, his first feature film, and the scrappy passion for filmmaking and classic rock is contagious.