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WhatsUpHollywood.com sat down with the star of Man from Reno, Ayako Fujitani and the director, Dave Boyle, to discuss their mystery thriller set in San Francisco. Since the film is bilingual, Ayako talked about the challenge of speaking both language back and forth in one scene. Dave talks about his taste in acting style, and the talent of his leading actress, and the origins of the film. Yes, we ask our signature question to Ayako: her worst audition experience.
Here is the extended version of the interview:
Ayako Fujitani talked about working with the very handsome and famous Japanese actor Kazuki Kitamura as well as the struggle to transition from the Japanese film industry to Hollywood.
Dave Boyle talks about translation challenges in the script stage for this film and portraying Japanese culture in his films.
Man from Reno which won Best Narrative Feature of Los Angeles Film Festival will open March 27th in Los Angles and New York and will expand to more theaters throughout the Spring. Here is a full list of theaters so far:
March 27– April 2
Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 (673 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA)
West Los Angeles
Laemmle Royal (11523 Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles, CA)
E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX (247 W 42nd St, New York, NY)
April 3 – April 9
AMC Rolling Hills 20 (2591 Airport Dr., Torrance, CA) Japanese subtitles
Edwards University Town Center 6 (4245 Campus Dr., Irvine, CA)
April 10 – April 16
Sundance Kabuki Cinema (1881 Post St., San Francisco, CA)
Japanese subtitles (only April 12)
April 17 – April 23
Regal Fox Tower Stadium 10 (846 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR 97205)
Angelika Pop Up (550 Penn Street Northeast, Washington, DC)
April 24 – April 30
Digital Gym Cinemas (2921 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA)
Kahala 8 Cinemas (4211 Waialae Ave. Honolulu, HI)Japanese Subtitle
April 30 – May 4
Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122)
May 8 – May 14
The Screening Room (3131 Sheridan Dr. #7, Amherst, NY)
May 22 – May 28
Gateway Film Center (1550 N High St, Columbus, OH)
All west coast, Hawaii releases are supported by The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles.