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Tacoma Sister Cities Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Kitakyushu, Japan

A milestone is fast approaching for Tacoma Sister Cities as it celebrates its 60th anniversary with our Japanese Sister City, Kitakyushu. A celebration is planned for Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 6 pm to 9 pm at The Blue Mouse Theatre in Proctor District with an opening ceremony for the Tacoma Sister Cities International Film Festival.

City of Tacoma Deputy Mayor, Conor McCarthy, will present opening remarks. Cultural performances by local artists will be followed by a Japanese film, Her Love Boils Bathwater. Refreshments and beverages will be provided.Movie and program presented by the Tacoma – Kitakyushu sister city committee.

More about the film:

Her Love Boils Bathwater (湯を沸かすほどの熱い愛)

Directed by Ryôta Nakano Subtitled Drama/Comedy (125 min), 2016

A strict, but caring mother has an awakening when she is told she has terminal cancer and has only a few months to live. With her new perspective on life, she hopes to reunite with her estranged husband and bond with their teenage daughter.



Watch the trailer




Sister Cities International was established in 1956. It was founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower and serves as the national membership organization for individual sister cities, counties and states across the US.

Tacoma Sister Cities was established in 1959 and Kitakyushu, Japan became Tacoma’s first Sister City.

The Blue Mouse Theatre is located at 2611 North Proctor, Tacoma, WA 98407

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