06-24 November 2019



Mixed Plate 
Mirai Konishi

United States, Japan

2019 / 96’ / North American Premiere / Japanese


For centuries, women were forbidden to set foot into sake breweries, let alone be involved with its production. Today, women are the ones driving the most exciting changes within the ever-evolving sake industry in Japan. KAMPAI!: SAKE SISTERS invites audiences into the passionate lives of three pioneering women who are making their mark on the highly competitive, traditionally male-dominated world of sake.
Miho Imada comes from a family of Master Brewers and is considered, thanks to the award-winning sake she produced out of the artisanal Imada Sake Brewery, one of the world’s most renowned Master Brewers. Many emerging women brewers consider Miho their big sister, who paved the way for them. Marie Chiba, the manager of a trendy sake bar in Tokyo, is a trailblazing sommelier. She tirelessly searches for the best sake and has developed a precise instinct in pairing sake and food in fresh and unexpected ways. Rebekah Wilson-Lye, originally from New Zealand, fell in love with sake while teaching English in Japan. Her ability to pick up more flavor and nuances than most sommeliers quickly earned her accolades for her expert palette. 
The stories of these “sake sisters” offers comprehensive and intimate portraits of how women are taking ownership of the sake industry and are adapting ancient traditions in ushering a new era and breaking down gender barriers. Plus, there will not be in denial or refusal to crave the taste of a good sake after watching this film.

-Anderson Le

You are also invited to a sake tasting as well at The Pig and the Lady after the first screening on November 9!
Tickets required for entry (copy and paste the link below in your browser):


Saturday 9 18:00 - 19:56Regal Dole Cannery 13
Wednesday 13 17:00 - 18:41Regal Dole Cannery 14
Friday 22 18:00 - 19:41The Waimea Theater
DirectorMirai Konishi.
CastMiho Imada, Rebekah Wilson-Lye and Marie Chiba.
ScreenplayMirai Konishi.
EditorMirai Konishi.
MusicStephen Viens.
ProductionSynca Productions.

Yoichi Ariga ... executive producer
Soo-jun Bae ... executive producer
Shinji Fugitsuka ... co-producer
Sho Fugitsuka ... co-producer
Kaoru Keyama ... executive producer
Nao Komai ... executive producer
Mirai Konishi ... producer
Chiaki Yanagimoto ... producer

Learn more: www.ninefilm.com

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