This film follows the legendary climbing photographer and Stone Master, Dean Fidelman. Fidelman was at the forefront of the free climbing revolution in Yosemite Valley and Joshua Tree during the 1970s, making photographs with John Bachar, Lynn Hill, Ron Kauk, John Long, and many other talented climbers. This documentary takes a look at Fidelman's impact and influence as a photographer and climber.
In 1897, actor, director, producer and theatre company leader Kawakami Otojiro set off on a tour of the USA with his wife Sadayakko and theatre company members, but in a foreign country where he could not speak the language, he had to struggle against a succession of adversities, including lawyers absconding with the proceeds and actors going on strike. One day, however, Otojiro arrives in Boston on his arduous tour and sees a packed house for a performance of The Merchant of Venice by the famous British actor Henry Irving. In just one night of rehearsals, they concoct a Japanese version of The Merchant of Venice, and perform the play to a foreign audience with bullshit dialogue and a reckless performance that can be cut short by "Sucharaka poko poko" when they get stuck on a word.
After Siam and Lido, the first two standalone cinemas in Siam Square disappeared in flames long ago. Scala cinema became the last stand-alone cinema in Bangkok that was still open until it was defeated by Covid 19 in 2020. Not long after its last film screening, Scala declared that it will be dismantled. A filmmaker who is also the daughter of one of its former employees, started to explore Scala and unexpectedly faced her long lost childhood memories when she met her father's old friend gathered for the final job which is dismantling their workplace.
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