May 3 - May 5, 2013
Directed by Peter Webber
Rated PG-13, 98 min.
Underwritten by Maizlish Real Estate
Starring Academy Award-winner Tommy Lee Jones, Matthew Fox, and newcomer Eriko Hatsune, 'Emperor' brings to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender. As General Douglas MacArthur suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture to covertly investigate the looming question hanging over the country: should the Japanese Emperor, worshipped by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved?
Old-fashioned filmmaking... you learn a lot and come away feeling an impact all too rare in movies today. - New York Observer
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