Unseasonable Blossoms at Shofuso

SAKURA_smThis thursday (August 15th) Shofuso Japanese House and Garden of Fairmount Park is hosting the premier of a fellow Cinedelphian. Aaron Mannino’s experiemntal documentary, titled La Vie En Sakura is an evocation of Philadelphia’s over 2,000 Sakura and other flowering trees. Less an exposition and more of a poem, La Vie appeals to the senses to create a complete portrait of the Sakura throughout the seasons. While also exploring aspects of written, spoken, and signed language, La Vie┬áis a love letter to these colorful emblems of communion between Philadelphia and Japan, fleeting as they are.

The evening will include a light reception at 6pm, followed by the screening outdoors at their Historic Sakura Pavilion with live musical accompaniment at 7pm. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Be sure to come, and register online beforehand! The film runs one hour. The event is $10. Directions can be found here.

Author: Aaron Mannino

Aaron Mannino is a Philadelphia area artist, film enthusiast, and some other things. He has made contributions on film analysis to the publication Korean Quarterly. Visit his blog or his website for writings and art-ings.

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