2013 Global Reel: Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball

  • 26 Feb 2013
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Brattle Theatre (40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball

Tuesday, February 26

Brattle Theatre

Join Primary Source and filmmaker Alex Shear for a special screening of Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball, the first English-language documentary about Japan's national obsession with the sport. The film follows the fortunes of two high school teams as they compete in regional games and then head for the annual "Koshien" tournament. "In Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball, we wanted to capture the unique aspects of Japanese-style baseball and the way Koshien marks a rite of passage for the nation's youth,” says writer/producer Shear. "It's really unlike anything in the United States, and the way Japanese kids approach this rite is also quite a contrast to youth cultureundefinedespecially sports cultureundefinedin America." Q&A with Mr. Shear will follow the screening.
Brattle Theatre (40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts)

Tickets Available Online ($15)

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