On Tuesday, March 12, Pacific Arts Movement will present "THERMAE ROMAE," a Japanese comedy film set in ancient Rome. Yes, Rome.
The film, directed by Hideki Takeuchi and based on the manga of Mari Yamazaki, tells the story of a young architect named Lucius. According to the official film synopsis, "[d]uring a trip to one of Rome’s legendary bathhouses, Lucius is magically transported to another bathhouse — in modern Japan!" Sounds like an internationally attuned version of "Hot Tub Time Machine" and--be honest--who doesn't want to see that? Especially when the characters in the film speak Japanese... and Latin?
The screening, which is for one night only, will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the ArcLight Cinemas in La Jolla/UTC. General admission tickets for non-members of Pacific Arts Movement is $13; members pay $9.