"Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter"
The Coen Brothers classic crime comedy Fargo isn’t a documentary but try telling that to the title character of Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter. The Zellner Brothers’ follow up to 2012’s Kid-Thing, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter chronicles a Japanese woman’s efforts to escape her ordinary life as an office lady by finding the suitcase of stolen money Steve Buscemi’s criminal buries toward the end of Fargo. Played by Babel and Pacific Rim’s Rinko Kikuchi, Kumiko spends her evenings watching a VHS copy of Fargo as she plans her treasure hunt in the United States. Nathan Zellner wrote Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter with his brother David, who directed the dramedy. Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it won the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Musical Score by the Octopus Project, and screened during last year’s SXSW Film Festival. Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter also received Independent Spirit Awards nominations for Best Director and Best Female Lead. Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter opens March 27 in Austin. To celebrate, the Zellner brothers will attend the 7:55 p.m. March 27 screening at the Alamo South Lamar with soundtrack composers The Octopus Project. The Zellner brothers also will attend the 7:20 p.m. March 28 screening at the Alamo South Lamar.
Aired: March 26, 2015
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