KANO Screenings in USA


KANO is a 2014 Taiwanese baseball film directed by Umin Boya and co-produced by Wei Te-Sheng (director of Cape No.7, the second highest grossing film in Taiwanese history, and the epic Warriors of the Rainbow). KANO is crowd-pleasing inspirational film, which has won the Audience Award at the 2014 Osaka Asian Film Festival, and the Audience Award at the 2014 Taipei Film Festival. It was an Official Selection at the 2014 New York Asian Film Festival and is a Best Picture Nominee for the 2014 Golden Horse Awards.

Its immense popularity and positive reception has brought such a spotlight to Taiwan’s history under Japanese colonial rule that even China is rumored to possibly boycott the Golden Horse Awards because of this film’s nomination.

Did you miss October’s screenings of KANO when it toured in limited US cities nationwide with producer Wei Te-Sheng? This is your chance to catch it again in a few more major cities where Director Umin Boya will also be in attendance.

Under Japanese rule, an underdog high school baseball team from southern Taiwan defeats the heretofore superior northern teams and wins a rare opportunity to represent the colony in the 1931 empire-wide tournament. Comprised of Japanese, Han Chinese, and native Taiwanese players, “Kano,” the Kagi Nourin School team, must integrate the ethnically mixed roster and make the best of its unique strengths to not just survive but thrive in the elite league.


Taipei Times – http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/feat/archives/2014/02/27/2003584435
Variety – http://variety.com/2014/film/reviews/film-review-taiwanese-baseball-smash-kano-1201125136/
Hollywood Reporter – http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/kano-film-review-685782


Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time: 6:00pm
Location: The Marquee Theater
Address: 130BW. Dayton St., Madison, WI
Cost: Free
Event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/409447049203086/

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time: 3:00pm & 7:15pm
Location: Michigan Theater
Address: 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI
Cost: $7.50 theater members, $8 students, $10 general
Event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/701474929935027

San Diego (as part of the SD Asian Film Fest)
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time: 6:40pm
Location: Ultrastar Mission Valley 7
Address: 7510 Hazard Ctr Dr., San Diego, CA
Cost: $12 general, $15 at the door
Event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/792756864120008/

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time: 6:00pm
Location: University Center McConomy Auditorium, CMU
Address: 5032 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
Cost: $10 pre-sale, $15 regular
Event information: https://sites.google.com/site/tssupitt/event/2014movie

Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time: 2:00pm
Location: AMC Studio 30 Movie Theater
Address: 2949 Dunvale Rd., Houston, TX
Cost: $12
Event information: https://www.ticketriver.com/event/13108

Date: Sunday, November 16, 2014
Time: 3:30pm
Location: UCI, Social Science Instructional Building 100
Address: Irvine, CA
Cost: Free for UCI students, $10 general
Event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/328084587364029/

Date: Monday, November 17, 2014
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Asian American Resource Center Ballroom
Address: 8401 Cameron Rd., Austin, TX
Cost: Free
Event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/502720623164108/

Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum
Address: 1219 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR
Cost: $6 friends of NWFC, $8 PAM members/students/senior, $9 general
Event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1510712515834552

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