Cast Me if You Can is an indie romantic comedy set in Tokyo that’s been making the festival rounds.  Check it out if you get the chance — it’s out on DVD now, and is screening in L.A. and San Francisco in early March.

(a) March 1st, 2012: LA screening with Q&A and DVD sales/autographing, to be hosted by USC and the Japan Film Society.

Info at
http://cinema.usc.edu/CastMeIfYouCan

(b) March 3rd, 2012: San Francisco screening with Q&A and DVD sales/autographing, hosted by the Japan Society of Northern California.  Online info up soon.

From filmmaker’s press release:

Cast Me if You Can was theatrically released in 16 cities in Japan, traveled through the international festival circuit, was turned into a novel, and was shown at benefit screenings to raise donations for Japanese disaster relief.   January 24th, 2012 is the DVD release date in the U.S. and Canada.

Our film trailer & film info is online with English subtitles:
http://www.wakiyakuthemovie.com/en/
Our film has been enjoyed by viewers of all ages and backgrounds, from 8-year-old Americans to Japanese nuns in their 80s!

NORTH AMERICAN DVD
http://www.amazon.com/Cast-Me-If-You-Can/dp/B0060ANYRA/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1322 970045&sr=8-9

PRESS COVERAGE IN ENGLISH (in Japan):
CNN: http://www.cnngo.com/tokyo/visit/humor-without-borders-329594
Metropolis Film review: http://metropolis.co.jp/movies/movie-reviews/cast-me-if-you-can/
Japan Times Weekend Scene: http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/ff20101029r1.html
Metropolis Feature Article: http://metropolis.co.jp/features/feature/all-smiles/

 

Just got a few more from the filmmaker; knock yourself out!

http://twitchfilm.com/reviews/2012/01/dvd-review-cast-me-if-you-can-romantic-comedy-from-atsushi-ogata.php

http://www.chopsticksny.com/contents/whats-new/2012/02/8000

http://teresapalooza.blogspot.com/2012/01/plight-of-actorsin-japanese.html

http://viewer.nyseikatsu.com/viewer/index.html?edition=382&directory=..%2Feditions&page=12

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