“A rainbow-colored, RPG-inspired scream into the abyss. A riotous debut feature.” – Emily Yoshida, VULTURE

4 people dressed in very colorful clothing, the first one pink, the second in blue, the third in red, and the fourth in green.

Ends August 6

When four young orphans—Hikari, Ikuko, Ishi, and Takemura—first meet, their parents’ bodies are being turned into dust, like fine Parmesan atop a plate of spaghetti Bolognese, and yet none of them can shed a tear. They are like zombies; devoid of all emotion. With no family, no future, no dreams, and no way to move forward, the young teens decide that the first level of this new existence involves salvaging a gaming console, an old electric bass, and a charred wok from their former homes—just enough to start a band…and then conquer the world. Tragedy, comedy, music, social criticism, and teenage angst are all subsumed in this eccentric cinematic tsunami.

Written and Directed by Makoto Nagahisha, 2019. 120 mins. In Japanese with English subtitles.

Price: $12 (50% of proceeds support the Roxie Theater)

Rental Period: 3 days