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Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

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Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

Propelled by coincidence and imagination, and guided by love’s gentle current, acclaimed director Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Asako I & II) returns with an enchanting triptych that spins mundane encounters into a world of infinite possibilities. In Episode 1: Magic (or Something Less Assuring), a young woman is startled when she realizes that her best friend’s new flame might just be her ex; in Episode 2: Door Wide Open, a disgruntled student plots to trick his college professor, using his friend-with-benefits as bait; and in Episode 3: Once Again, a girl’s college reunion leads to an unanticipated run-in with an old friend, and awakens feelings long since forgotten. Playfully inspired by life’s tiny miracles, and bound together by memory, regret, deception, and fate, Hamaguchi leaves no stone unturned in his quest to chart the ever-deepening mysteries of the all-too-human heart.

Tickets: $10 (members), $12 (nonmembers)

"A wistful, moving, outwardly unassuming movie...a perfect entry point into Hamaguchi’s work"
Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"This trio of stories is elegant and amusing, with a delicacy of touch and real imaginative warmth"
Peter Bradshaw, Guardian


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