Today at The Clinton: Tuesday, Oct 19

Clinton St. Theater presents GIFT OF FIRE

Clinton St. Theater presents GIFT OF FIRE

Showtimes

Friday, Nov 26
7:30pm
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GIFT OF FIRE was shot in Japan with a primarily Japanese crew and cast.

The film was produced by ELEVEN ARTS STUDIOS, a United States based production company and NHK JAPAN, a Japan based production company.

The producers of GIFT OF FIRE feel that it is important that film is created by a diverse mix of creators. This story tells of a time when America and Japan were enemies, and it important to the producers to create a film that is imagined by a collaborative team of artists from both Japan and the US. Two of the producers are Japanese and live in Japan, and one of the producers has a Japanese background, but has lived and worked for many years in the US. This story involves conflict between the two countries and the producers wish to create a project that involves collaboration and support - to show how far we have come in the last 75 years.

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GIFT OF FIRE
Director: 
Hiroshi Kurosaki
Country: 
Japan
Year: 
2020
Runtime: 
111 minutes

In the midst of WWII, young Japanese researcher Shu and his team are assigned to work on nuclear fission. This group of scientists races the rest of the world to split an atom, a vital first step towards developing nuclear weaponry. Shu feels remarkable pressure to complete this task, as his step-brother, Hiroyuki, is sent to fight on the war's front lines. The brothers, along with their best friend through childhood, Setsu, confront their complicated feelings for each other and their country as the war progresses and Japan's chances of winning become more and more dire. Shu struggles to honor his obligations to science, his family, his country and his own morality in this pivotal moment in history.

Special Admission

$15; AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE.