Something Like It (の・ようなもの) Film Screening
Sunday, March 5, 2023 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Room L02, Humanities Quadrangle
320 York StreetNew Haven, CT 06511
Directed by Yoshimitsu Morita, 1981.
The film depicts a strange love triangle between a fledgling young performer of rakugo (Japanese traditional comic stories) in training, Shintoto, a sex worker he meets as a guest, and a high school girl who belongs to a rakugo club.
The commercial feature debut of Yoshimitsu Morita (famous for Family Game), Something Like It is also considered one of the best films depicting the world of “rakugo,” Japan’s traditional form of comic storytelling. This film is being shown as a pre-event for Verbal Arts of Japan, a live event on March 30 featuring rakugo performers.