Updated: Our tickets to Emperor are gone.
We’re giving away tickets to Emperor, a fact-based drama that stars Tommy Lee Jones and Matthew Fox. The movie is set in Japan immediately after World War II, when Gen. Douglas MacArthur has assumed control of the country on behalf of the United States and now must decide what to do with the Emperor, who may have been guilty of war crimes.
You can check out the trailer and synopsis below.
The preview screening is Monday, March 4, at 7 p.m. at the Edwards Grand Palace.
Synopsis: A tale of love and honor forged between fierce enemies of war, Emperor unfolds the story of the bold and secret moves that won the peace in the shadows of postwar Japan. The story of Emperor is based on the resonant, real events of 1945, when General Douglas MacArthur took control of a shell-shocked Japan on behalf of the U.S and Bonner Fellers worked covertly to investigate the Emperor’s fate while the future of the nation hung in the balance. Entwined with an against-the-odds romance, the story traverses the conflicting loyalties between heart and homeland, between revenge and justice, as the world rebuilds from the ruins of war.
As MacArthur (Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture – and psychological warfare – General Bonner Fellers (Fox), to covertly investigate the looming question hanging over the country: should the Japanese Emperor, worshiped by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved? Caught between the high-wire political intrigue of his urgent mission and his own impassioned search for the mysterious school teacher (Eriko Hatsune) who first drew him to Japan, Fellers can be certain only that the tricky subterfuge about to play out will forever change the history of two nations and his heart.