Linda Linda Linda in San Diego

This is a chance to see a Japanese movie on the big screen, instead of maybe a few years later – if the movie can get a US distribution for a Region 1 DVD… The UltraStar at Hazard Center mall is where the big Asian Film Festival is held every year in October, so you can master the geography early this way… See you there!

San Diego Asian Film Festival

The San Diego Asian Film Foundation
presents a special screening of


Directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita
(2005 | Japan | 35 mm | 114 min)

Thursday, March 1
7:30 PM

UltraStar Cinemas, Mission Valley at Hazard Center
7510 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92108

Online Tickets: $8
Buy now!

Door Prices
General Admission: $9
Students/Seniors: $8
SDAFF members: $5
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About the Film:
Only three days before their high school festival, guitarist Kei (Yu Kashii), drummer Kyoko (Aki Maeda of "Battle Royale"), and bassist Nozumi (Shiori Sekine) are forced to recruit a new lead vocalist for their band. They choose Korean exchange student Son (Bae Doo Na of "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance"), though her comprehension of Japanese is a bit rough! It’s a race against time as the group struggles to learn three tunes for the festival’s rock concert — including a classic '80s punk-pop song by the Japanese group The Blue Hearts called "Linda Linda."

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9 Responses to Linda Linda Linda in San Diego

  1. Lauren says:

    Oh, how fun… That's really cool. I wish I lived more in your area– or any area that hosts creative events like this. *sigh*

  2. Mikey says:

    San Diego does get quite a bit of cultural items. We are somewhat in the shadow of LA though… LA is 100 miles north, not worth flying to and a bit of a drive with the mad drivers and traffic there! ^^I'm thinking of going there to see Wicked though… Yes, you shall live in a urban paradise one day! I think of you when I see those FireFly ads… 😉

  3. Mikey says:

    That's good to know. Many asian movies take years to get released in Region 1 (if ever). I got me a Region-free DVD player now, so that's not so much of an issue for me. Nice to see a movie on the big screen still…

  4. Rosie Lou says:

    Sounds like a good film, is it coming to the UK?

  5. Mikey says:

    Should be. Someone else said that it is being released in Region 1 (US/Canada) in May, so I imagine that UK will get it about then too… :)If you really like world film, you might think of getting a "region free" DVD player. Then you can watch DVDs for anywhere, especially Region 2/3 which covers Japan/Korean/Chinese areas… :) is an awesome resource – to at least see what's out there. They are very reliable!

  6. Rosie Lou says:

    Cool, thanks for that 🙂

  7. Nabi says:

    i thought the actress for the lead singer looked familiar!

  8. Mikey says:

    Hi, looks like a fun movie! I didn't get to see it on the big screen, so I'll have to wait for the DVD… Nice to meet you! 🙂

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