World Premiere of Good Luck Soup at CIFF40


OCA Greater Cleveland is proud to be a community partner of the Cleveland International Film Festival for the World Premiere of the film Good Luck Soup showing Thursday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 2 at 5 p.m., and JUST ADDED Saturday, April 9 at 9:30 a.m.

CIFF40_40thStickerWhiteUse offer code OCA to save $2 off this and any CIFF ticket purchase.

Online: Use offer code OCA when purchasing tickets at (available 24 hours a day).
Phone: Use offer code OCA when calling the Film Festival Box Office at 877.304.FILM (3456).
In-person: Use offer code OCA at the Film Festival Box Office in the Tower City Cinemas lobby.

See the Trailer HERE


Film Summary: “I don’t want to be Japanese!” filmmaker Matthew Hashiguchi recalls yelling at his father. Growing up Japanese-American in a predominantly white Irish-Catholic neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio, Matthew wondered what made him different, why he stood out. Years later he set out to document his family’s experiences of being Japanese in America before, during, and after World War II. GOOD LUCK SOUP explores several generations assimilating into a new culture while preserving their own. Grandmother Eva takes the narrative reins. With great charm and openness, the family takes us on a warm, honest, and sometimes shocking journey of prejudice and triumph. Beginning with the family’s arrival in the early 1900s, we encounter the infamous Japanese Internment Camps during the war, a post-war welcome extended by Cleveland, and the different views and challenges each succeeding generation faces. Good Luck Soup is eaten on New Year’s to bring hope and luck for the year. By partaking in this GOOD LUCK SOUP, we hope to continue to grow towards acceptance. –C.R.

Directed and Produced by Matthew Hashiguchi

Facebook Event Page:
Thursday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 2 at 5 p.m.

Saturday, April 9 at 9:30 a.m. *New*

For a complete list of films including a number of Pan Asian Films, go to:


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