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Genre: Animation, Drama, Comedy

Duration: 93 Minutes

Rating: 14A

Tokyo Godfathers

Part of our LGBT International Film Talk Series!

On Christmas Eve, three homeless companions – a young girl, a trans woman, and a middle aged bum – stumble upon a baby girl in a garbage heap. They name her Kiyoko, and vow to care for her as they track down her family. Haunted by memories of their own broken pasts and pursued by a cast of shadowy characters from Tokyo’s nightlife, Hana, Gin, and Miyuki overcome their differences and learn to trust one another as a new, makeshift family. With the New Year fast approaching, the mystery behind baby Kiyoko deepens, and these unlikely heroes discover their surprising – and sometimes miraculous – connections that have brought them all together.

Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.

Laura McVey

Laura McVey is a librarian, writer, and lifelong cinephile. She was born and raised in Hamilton, and earned a Liberal Arts degree at the University of Waterloo and a Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario. Laura is passionate about making connections through the medium of film, and hopes that the LGBT International series will help expose filmgoers to queer stories from all over the world.

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