Dear JETAADC Members,
Mark your calendars for “A Weekend at the Freer with JETAADC” on December 3 & 5, where we will be screening two films at the Freer Gallery of Art at the Smithsonian Institution.
On December 3 at 7 PM, we will show the ever popular comedy Linda Linda Linda. The film follows four girls as they prepare their band for their final school festival. Accompanied by a great soundtrack, this film is funny, poignant, and will certainly have you longing for your school festival (and a karaoke box). Click here to visit the film’s official English site.
On December 5 at 2 PM, we will screen The Harimaya Bridge, written and directed by former JET Aaron Woolfolk (Kochi Prefecture). The Harimaya Bridge is a drama about an American man who must travel to rural Japan to claim some important items belonging to his late son, from whom he was estranged. While there, he learns several secrets his son left behind. Mr. Woolfolk will be in attendance during the screening and will stay to answer questions about his craft and his experiences. Come see a film the Los Angeles Times calls “a unique, complex, consciousness-raising accomplishment,” and Derek Kester of the San Francisco Examiner labels one of the best films of the year. Click here to visit the film’s official site.
Seating in the Meyer Auditorium at the Freer is limited, and special guest screenings are usually very popular. Films shown at the Smithsonian are open to the public and this event will be no different. The Freer has agreed to reserve 20 tickets for JETAADC members for each showing, however once they are dispersed, tickets will be issued on a first come first served basis.
Auditorium doors will open approximately 30 minutes before each show. Earlier in the year, we mentioned that JETAA chapters across the country are being encouraged to reach out beyond its traditional circle of supporters, and by planning this event we are doing just that. So, feel free to invite others.
We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you there.
PS – if you haven’t already signed up for our Resume Writing and Career Networking Sessions on November 8 and 10, time is running out. Click here to register.