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Filmfest DC - Close-Knit

Sunday, April 22 at Landmark's E Street Cinema

Close-Knit

Naoko Ogigami

Japan, 2017, 127 minutes

As anyone who has tried to wield the needles knows, there are as many ways to knit as there are to hold chopsticks. You have to find the method that works for you. So it is with parenting and family, as this thoughtful, offbeat film explores. When her mother disappears on a bender, 11-year-old Tomo (Rinka Kakihara) goes to live with her uncle and his new girlfriend, Rinka. That Rinka is transgender is more of a curiosity than a hurdle to Tomo; more importantly, she cooks, she knits, and she loves Tomo. She’s predictable, down to her signature cloth flower. But through Rinka and through the travails of a budding gay schoolmate, Tomo encounters the world’s cruelty toward difference. Toma Ikuta—a popular Japanese star who is in fact male and straight—portrays Rinka with all the love she deserves, with passion to spare.—Judy Bloch

In Japanese with English subtitles

Event Details

Filmfest DC - Close-Knit
Sunday, April 22, 2018
5:30 PM
Landmark's E Street Cinema  
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Ticket Options

Discount Packages

Packages offered through advance sale only unless otherwise noted. To purchase a package, please follow the links below:

Director's Package:
10 tickets for $100 ($140 value) plus $5.00 convenience fee
Weekday Package:
4 tickets for $45 ($56 value) plus $3.00 convenience fee

Event Map

Landmark's E Street Cinema  
555 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004