Due to high demand, the world premiere of MRS. JUDO: BE STRONG, BE GENTLE, BE BEAUTIFUL will now be playing at the Castro Theatre on Sunday 3/11. You may be thinking to yourselves: what’s all the fuss about?
Maybe because it’s about Keiko Fukuda, the oldest practitioner of judo at 98 years old and is also the only highest-ranking woman at 10th dan. Directed by San Francisco-based Yuriko Gamo Romer, this documentary illustrates Fukuda’s incredible journey in this male-dominated sport and how she dedicated her life to judo instead of the well-traveled path of being a homemaker. It is a story of one woman’s struggle against a sport’s long history of sexism.
As an added bonus, Fukuda will make an appearance after the screening so come see her and MRS. JUDO: BE STRONG, BE GENTLE, BE BEAUTIFUL make its world premiere at the Castro Theatre on Sunday 3/11. Buy your tickets before it’s sold out!
Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful
Yuriko Gamo Romer / USA / 2012 / 66 min / English, Japanese with English subtitles / B&W, Color / HDCAM*
March 11, 2012 3:00 pm
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