November 17th, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 11:45 pm
KOSHIEN: JAPAN’S FIELD OF DREAMS
Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Streaming Film
Starting on November 20, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater offers virtual cinema access to “Koshien: Japan’s Field of Dreams,” an illuminating documentary that follows a coach and his team as they try to win a national high school sports title.
Baseball is life for the die-hard competitors in Koshien, Japan’s national high school baseball championship. Famous team alumni include US baseball stars Shohei Ohtani and former Yankee Hideki Matsui. As popular as America’s World Series, the stakes are beyond high in this single-elimination tournament. For Coach Mizutani, cleaning the grounds and greeting guests, demonstrating discipline, sacrifice and unwavering dedication are as important as honing baseball skills. Director Ema Ryan Yamazaki follows Mizutani and his team on their quest to win the 100th annual Koshien, and, in the process, goes beyond baseball to reveal the heart of the Japanese national character. [2019, Japan, 94 min, Rated: NR, Japanese with English subtitles].
Mark Schilling of “The Japan Times” says, “This underdog story is hard to beat.” Robert Daniels of “RogerEbert.com” writes, “Chung's performance here is incredible. Don’t miss it!”
To help keep the Cinema Art Theater’s screens lit, visit www.rehobothfilm.com for streaming links to watch one or several available films at your home. The distributor sets the fee but if more than one person is watching, it is a bargain. Thank you for your support.
The mission of the RBFS is promoting cinematic arts and providing education, cultural enrichment, and opportunities for engagement for our diverse communities and audiences. The Film Society sponsors ongoing screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (Nov. 5 – 15, 2020). Having met all the requirements for best practices in nonprofit management, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute®. The Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at rehobothfilm.com or call 302-645-9095.