Take a break from sushi and experience Japanese culture through film. Co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta, the High Museum of Art presents REEL LIFE: TRUE STORIES OF CONTEMPORARY JAPAN, a film festival featuring stories that are based on true events in Japan. The critically acclaimed Hula Girls tells the story of a group of women in a recession-hit town who defy modest standards to become dancers at the town's Hawaiian-themed resort. In Japanese with subtitles. Through Feb. 28. Free-$7. 8 p.m. Rich Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St. 404-733-5000. www.high.org.