Hiroshi Kashiwagi and Wendy Woo play unseen spirits in "Infinity & Chashu Ramen."
Hiroshi Kashiwagi and Wendy Woo play unseen spirits in “Infinity & Chashu Ramen.”

SAN JOSE — CATS (Contemporary Asian Theater Scene) and Ikeibi Films will present screenings of the new feature film “Infinity & Chashu Ramen” at Camera 3 Cinema, 288 S. 2nd St. in San Jose, on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 1 and 3:15 p.m.

The screening is a fundraiser for the nonprofit groups Yu-Ai Kai Senior Services and CATS, both based in San Jose’s Japantown.

”Infinity & Chashu Ramen” is the first feature film shot entirely in San Francisco’s Japantown, a sleepy little neighborhood in the heart of the city – a magical place where unseen spirits still roam the streets and guide people’s lives.

A mischievous, 400-year-old obake named Tenshi has watched over the community for generations. Today, however, he has been charged with showing a new apprentice, young Lucy Yamaguchi, the ropes. Together, this mismatched pair will wander in and out of the lives of the unsuspecting residents, as they try to keep the universe running smoothly.

The ensemble cast is led by noted Nisei playwright and poet Hiroshi Kashiwagi and features more than two dozen Asian American actors, including Wendy Woo, Sandra Young, Todd T. Nakagawa, Suz Takeda, Rey Taira, Carolyn Hu, Nishea Andolong, Nan Suphari, Ricky Wang, Randall Nakano, Ben Arikawa, Larry Kitagawa, Henrietta Q. Gard, Anna Jones, Jean Equality Franco, Naomi Quinones, LJ Batinas, Rafe Eric Biggs and Chizu Omori.

See the trailer here.

Advance tickets are $10 and are available at Nikkei Traditions, 219 Jackson St., and Yu-Ai Kai, 588 N. 4th St., both in San Jose’s Japantown. You can also buy tickets online at http://infinityandchashuramen.com/tickets/. Tickets at the door are $12.

CATS will be hosting a reception at Bella Mia restaurant for the cast, crew and audience members. Cost is $30 and includes a ticket to the 3:15 p.m. screening, food, soft drinks and a few surprises.

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