April 15 – April 19
Oh Lucy! follows Setsuko (Shinobu Terajima in an Independent Spirit Award-nominated performance), a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman, seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo. At least until she’s convinced by her niece, Mika (Shioli Kutsuna), to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named “Lucy.” The new identity awakens something dormant in Setsuko, and she quickly develops romantic feelings for her American instructor, John (Josh Hartnett). When John suddenly disappears from class, Setsuko travels halfway around the world in search of him, and in the outskirts of Southern California, family ties and past lives are tested as she struggles to preserve the dream and promise of “Lucy.”
Dir: Atsuko Hirayanagi / 2018 / US & JAPAN/ 96 min
“Setsuko-as-Lucy gets one of the more epic mic drops in recent memory, and Oh Lucy! itself is one of the best films of 2018.” – Sherilyn Connelly, SF Weekly
SCREENING: FRI 4/15 5:00PM; TUE 4/17 4PM; THU 4/19 7PM
Tickets available at the box office 1/2 before showtimes.