A stranger in the increasingly strange city of San Francisco, Japanese crime novelist Aki (Ayako Fujitani of Tokyo!) is unsure of precisely what role she has to play in a real-life murder mystery involving ambiguous MacGuffins and amorphous identities. Unfolding in lonely places such as bookshops and hotel bars, Dave Boyle’s (Surrogate Valentine, White On Rice, Big Dreams Little Tokyo) moody thriller MAN FROM RENO uncovers exhilarating new takes on genre conventions.
We are opening MAN FROM RENO on Friday, March 27 at the Royal and Playhouse. The filmmaker and lead actors will participate in Q&A’s on the following schedule:
Playhouse: Director-co-writer Dave Boyle and actors Ayako Fujitani and Pepe Serna after the 7 and 9:50 PM screenings on Friday, March 27, moderated by actress Amanda Plummer (Pulp Fiction); Mr. Boyle and Mr. Serna after the 7 PM screening on Saturday the 28th.
Royal: Mr. Boyle, Ms. Fujitani and Mr. Serna will participate in a Q&A after the 4:30 screening and introduce the 10 Pm screening on Saturday, March 28.