Outdoor Screening of ‘Hachi’

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The Japan America Society of Southern California and The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles presents a special outdoor screening of “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale” on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Riviera Country Club, 1250 Capri Dr., Pacific Palisades.

Richard Gere stars in “Hachi.”

Gates open and dinner starts at 5 p.m.; screening is at 7 p.m., depending on sunset.

Enjoy a JAS movie night with the entire family. Children are welcome. Grass seating only — bring your own blankets and lawn chairs.

Following the screening there will be a Q&A led by producer Vicki Shigekuni Wong, who brought Hachiko’s popular tale to America, and a special guest appearance by Hachi and his trainer. Photo sessions will be offered after the Q&A session.

The movie, which stars Richard Gere, is based on the true story of Hachiko, the faithful dog who waited for his master every day at the train station, and continued to do so for years after his master died. A statue of the dog stands at Shibuya Station in Tokyo.

Admission is $20 for adults (includes Maison Akira’s bento box) and $10 for kids under 12 (includes Panera Kids Box). You must reserve and pay for your admission prior to Sept. 25 to guarantee your meals.

Beverages will be available for purchase on-site. No outside food/beverages permitted.

For more information, go to www.jas-socal.org.

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