Film Screening Saturday, April 2, 2011 | 1 PM

A Window on Japan: A Film Series

Special Family Screening

Paley Center
An Unexpected Student
This children's documentary from Japan tells the true story of the incredible "academic career" of a pink pelican named Katta, who one day flies from his home in a Japanese park to a local nursery school. Before long the bird is visiting the school daily, arriving every morning half an hour before classes begin, playing with the children in the school yard, and even attending classes. A film crew spent months at the school documenting Katta's growing relationship with the students and teachers. (live action, 1990; 26 minutes)


Even though Knyacki is just a worm, he manages to get into all sorts of trouble. (Claymation, 1996; 5 minutes)

Reika Maakt Sushi
In one of a series of short documentaries about kids accomplishing small feats with great determination, Reika makes sushi. (live action, 2002; 2/12 minutes)

I’m Old Enough

In this program from Japan, adults with hidden home video cameras observe children, ages two to five, as they go shopping by themselves for the first time. (live action, 1992; 27 minutes)

Japanese Commercials
Pants Press (30 seconds)
National Batteries (30 seconds)
Panasonic bicycles (30 seconds)
Toothpaste/dentist (30 seconds)
Elmer’s Glue: Karate (30 seconds)
Mitsubishi Cantor Pick-up truck: 3 samurais (30 seconds)

Screenings at The Paley Center for Media
25 West 52 Street (btwn 5th and 6th Aves.)
New York, NY 10019

Screenings are free with Paley Center admission; suggested donation for admission $10, $8 seniors and students; $5 children under 14.

For more information:
212-621-6600 Ext. 0
Presented by The Paley Center for Media.

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