Tonight's Movie: OH LUCY! directed by Atsuko Hirayanagi.
Hirayanagi was born in Nagano and raised in Chiba, Japan. She graduated from NYU Tisch School of The Arts, Asia, with an MFA in Film Production. Her shorts include “Mo ikkai,” “Wake,” and “Link.” “Oh Lucy!” originated as a short and won second place at the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival in the Cinéfondation Selection. The feature version of the film is nominated for Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards.The film follows a lonely chain-smoking office drudge living in Tokyo who develops a crush on her English teacher and decides to follow him to America when he disappears. It premiered in the International Critics' Week section of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. It is 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Watch the OH, LUCY! trailer here!