Sun, May 19 – Wed, May 22

(Japan) Director: Wim Wenders, Cast: Koji Yakusho, Tokio Emoto, Arisa Nakano, Winner: Best Actor and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the Cannes Film Festival, Winner Best Director and Best Actor by the Japanese Academy Awards, Japan’s Official Selection for Best International Feature at the 96th Oscars, Subtitled, rated PG

Hirayama works as a toilet cleaner in Tokyo. He seems content with his simple life. He follows a structured everyday life and dedicates his free time to his passion for music and books. Hirayama also has a fondness for trees and photographs them. More of his past is gradually revealed through a series of unexpected encounters.

“Without Yakusho, it would still be the German filmmaker’s strongest narrative feature in 30 years… With him, this small, unassuming tale turns into the kind of earthshaking character study that reminds us why we go to the movies in the first place.” —Rolling Stone

Feature Film showings at The Colonial in the month of May are sponsored by Grafton County Senior Citizens Council