2023 Festival

Archived: Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (Encore Presentation)

Knapp’s Centre / 300 S Washington Sq, Lansing, MI 48933 /    Alcohol offered

Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only

Narrative Feature, Acoustic, Short Film

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Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

In this darkly comedic odyssey, Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Pacific Rim) stars as Kumiko, a frustrated Office Lady whose imagination transcends the confines of her mundane life. Kumiko becomes obsessed with a mysterious, battered VHS tape of a popular film she’s mistaken for a documentary, fixating on a scene where a suitcase of stolen cash is buried in the desolate, frozen landscape of North Dakota. Believing this treasure to be real, she leaves behind Tokyo and her beloved rabbit Bunzo to recover it – and finds herself on a dangerous adventure unlike anything she’s seen in the movies.
With Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, indie mavericks the Zellner Bros. spin a strangely touching underdog fable, populated by eccentrics and elevated to sonic heights by a Sundance award-winning score from electro-indie outfit The Octopus Project, that will leave audiences rooting for the impossible.

David Zellner / 2015 / 105 minutes / English and Japanese / United States

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Shrimp

Paul, 10 years old, is on holiday in the countryside. At the village dance, Paul would like to invite Wendy to dance, but he is too shy. His big brother Matthew, doesn’t help him to have confidence. How Paul will find the courage to invite Wendy to dance?

Sophie Gilbert / 2014 / 16 minutes / Spanish / Spain

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