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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
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Fine Totally Fine Seattle Premiere to Benefit Japan
Brown Paper Tickets and NW Film Forum Team Up for Benefit Screening
SeattleThe Seattle Premiere of Fine Totally Fine, directed by Yosuke Fujita, presented by Brown Paper Tickets and Northwest Film Forum, will screen at Northwest Film Forum on Saturday, April 2 at 4:30 p.m. with proceeds benefiting the relief efforts in Japan.
Director Fujita created a truly feel-good indie comedy with Fine Totally Fine, his story of Teruo (YosiYosi Arakawa), a tree trimmer whose mission in life is to make the scariest haunted house experience in Japan. He enlists the help of his best friend Hisanobu (Yoshinori Okada), a hospital administrator, in his bone-chilling plans. Hisanobu is starting to doubt if two guys heading into their 30s should really be spending their time trying to scare the life out of people. The lives of these two friends takes a turn when accident prone artist Akari (Yoshino Kimura) comes to work at Hisanobu's hospital. Can wanting to terrify people, growing up and falling in love co-exist in these two slackers' lives? Fine Totally Fine (Japan, 2008), dir. Yosuke Fujita, 110 min.
"Yosuke Fujita's film is likely to create broad smiles and occasional belly laughs." Variety
100% of the proceeds from this benefit screening go to the Support Japan GAMBARE relief fund set up by Pictures Dept. president Yuko Shiomkaki. Donations to this fund will be distributed by Japanese aid organization JustGiving and go to help those fighting to put their lives back together.
"If you really want to know people, look at their art. For this reason we chose a film screening for this benefit--to bring together the giver and recipient. I hope the attention we pay to these causes stay in the public's mind and in the media long enough to witness the resolution and not just the nadir of the disaster," says Brown Paper Tickets CEO Steve Butcher.
About Brown Paper Tickets
From humble beginnings as a scrappy start-up from Seattle, Brown Paper Tickets has grown to a formidable player in the industry, opening offices in the U.S. and U.K. and offering services in English, French and Spanish. The company boasts a staggering 200 percent growth each year for the past ten years, with over 23,000 unique producers and more than 250,000 events ticketed. This was achieved by a fierce dedication to giving more while charging less and relying on the word-of-mouth recommendations that inevitably spread like wildfire.