Althouse College, western university
The Reeling Spinsters organizing is in full swing for the 2019 London Lesbian Film Festival May 3rd, 4th and 5th. This year will prove to be another stellar Film Fest if the latest roster of films is any indication AND because we have confirmed that the wonderful and wonderfully talented DeAnne Smith will be our comedic guest. Check back. We’ll be updating with the film selections and more festival news in the coming days!
Monday, March 18
Open to students, faculty, staff & public
Directed by Naoko Ogigami
2017, (127 minutes) Japanese with English subtitles
After being abandoned by her mother, 11-year-old Tomo is taken in by her uncle Makio and his girlfriend Rinko. Rinko is a transgendered woman with a heart of gold. Close-knit offers a heart-warming reflection on discrimination and ignorance and, more importantly, on the true meaning of family. Plus lots of knitting!
Director Naoko Ogigami is one of the next wave of pre-eminent female filmmakers from Japan. Films also directed by her include Megane, Rent-A-Cat, Toilet, Kamome Diner, Go Go Haiku Girl and Yoshino’s Barber.