Morikami Film Series
WELCOME TO THE SPACE SHOW
Sponsored by The Rubens Family Foundation

A film by Kōji Masunari & Masaaki Yuasa

DATE  Sunday, February 23, 2020

TIME  11:00 am (dubbed in English)

   2:00 pm (In Japanese, subtitled in English)

RUN TIME  136 min.

RELEASE DATE  2010

RATING  Not Rated

Welcome to the Space Show

COST  $5 with paid museum admission

LOCATION  Morikami Theater

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It seems like just another lazy summer is in store for Amane and her older cousin Natsuki. Lolling about the Japanese countryside, the days are blithe and boundless. But boredom quickly vanishes when they find an injured dog in the woods and bring him back to the cabin – only to discover that he is not a dog at all, but Pochi, an alien botanist sent to Earth to track down a rare and powerful plant called Zughaan (better known to Earthlings as wasabi root). Before long, Pochi has whisked the kids away to a space colony on the dark side of the moon, an interstellar melting pot where we experience a non-stop parade of humorous alien creatures, jellyfish spaceships, dragon trains, and – if that weren’t enough – a theme song from UK pop anomaly Susan Boyle. (Really? Yes, really.) The plot twists come fast and furious, and with such a glorious barrage of color and invention washing across the screen, you just want to hit pause and gawk at the wonder of what you are seeing.

 

Our theater tends to be cold. You may want to bring with you a sweater or jacket.
 

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