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Sunday, August 31 • 8:00pm - 9:45pm
Kumiko the Treasure Hunter

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Standing out like one very sore thumb in Tokyo's social landscape of relentless cheer and politeness, Kumiko (Rinko Kikuchi, all grown up from the deaf-mute teenager of Babel) is a true misfit and a blatant weirdo alongside the interchangeable perky girls with whom she shares generic office work. Kumiko has a secret obsession: She's found a videotape, and on it is evidence of a buried fortune. Never mind that said videotape is a ragged VHS dupe of the Coen brothers' classic Fargo. With a true believer's fervor, Kumiko will get herself to the impossibly distant, exotic land of North Dakota—barriers of language, money, sufficient winter clothing and reality be damned. Her quest is as pure as it is, seemingly, insane. This is a frequently wordless road trip narrative, with the Zellner brothers' absurdist humor boiled down to exquisite minimalism. It's peopled with characters whose warmth is only heightened by Kumiko's impenetrable oddity. The result requires patience, but rewards with droll enchantment. Not the least of its pleasures are Sean Porter's widescreen photography and an original score by the Octopus Project. 

CAST & CREW
CAST:  Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner, Shirley Venard
DIRECTOR: David Zellner
PRODUCERS:  Nathan Zellner, Cameron Lamb, Chris Ohlson, Andrew Banks, Jim Burke

 

Directors
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David Zellner and Nathan Zellner

http://zellnerbros.com/info/
David and Nathan Zellner are filmmakers based out of Austin, Texas. They are known for Kid-Thing (2012), Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014) and Red vs. Blue: Reconstruction (2008).

Cast & Crew
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Rinko Kikuchi, Actor

Rinko Kikuchi was born on January 6, 1981 in Hadano, Japan as Yuriko Kikuchi. She is an actress and director, known for Pacific Rim (2013), The Brothers Bloom (2008) and The Sky Crawlers (2008).



Sunday August 31, 2014 8:00pm - 9:45pm
Mission Theater 1624 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209

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