VIZ Pictures will show a series of special theatrical screenings of HAPPILY EVER AFTER, a live-action comedy directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi (MEMORIES OF TOMORROW) and based on a popular manga series by Yoshiie Gouda.
HAPPILY EVER AFTER will screen in Seattle, Washington from August 15-21 at the Grand Illusion Cinema, followed by Scottsdale, Arizona for a showing on October 4 at the Scottsdale International Film Festival, and then onto Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for a screening on October 10 at the 2008 Japanese Film Festival at the University of Pittsburgh. VIZ Pictures also plans a DVD release of the film in February 2009.
HAPPILY EVER AFTER was the subject of controversy upon its initial release in 2007 for its depiction of a co-dependent and devoted, but troubled wife, and her boorish, unemployed and often abusive husband. But director Yukihiko Tsutsumi keeps the laughs coming as he explores a sensitive subject in a visually striking, and darkly comedic way. Yukie Morita (played by Miki Nakatani of TRAIN MAN: DENSHA OTOKO) works hard at a noodle shop and struggles to make ends meet, while her husband Isao (played by Hiroshi Abe of GODZILLA 2000) hangs around all day gambling and getting into trouble. Isao's uncontrollable temper often results in the dinner table being overturned and their meal on the floor. Everyone advises Yukie to leave Isao, but her love for him is unconditional because he was the one who initially saved her from misery with his unconditional love.
Seattle, Washington -- Theatrical Screening: August 15-21Grand Illusion Cinema1403 NE 50th Street , Seattle Washington 98105For details visit http://www.grandillusioncinema.org/
Scottsdale, Arizona -- Theatrical Screening: October 4Scottsdale International Film FestivalFor details visit http://www.scottsdalefilmfestival.com
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- Theatrical Screening: October 102008 Japanese Film Festival at University of PittsburghFor details visit http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc/news/index.shtml
For more information on HAPPILY EVER AFTER and other VIZ Pictures films visit www.viz-pictures.com.