Monday Movie Nights With Mocha

June 5, 6-8pm:
Dream Girls

(Kim Longinotto, 1994; 50 min)

This fascinating documentary, produced for the BBC, opens a door into the spectacular world of the Takarazuka Revue, a highly successful musical theater company in Japan. Each year, thousands of girls apply to enter the male-run Takarazuka Music School. The few who are accepted endure years of a highly disciplined and reclusive existence before they can join the Revue, choosing male or female roles. DREAM GIRLS offers a compelling insight into gender and sexual identity and the contradictions experienced by Japanese women today.

Japanese snacks are included with admission.

New Bedford Film Society founder, Mocha J Herrup, PhD, will present and lead our post film discussions. Mocha teaches in the Communications, Journalism, and Media department at Suffolk University, and was the curator for The Zeiterion’s Cinema New Bedford series.

Poster for "Dream Girls"
Poster for "Dream Girls"