10 Samurai Films

2016 / Japan Foundation Free Screening “Samurai Cat” Jan. 13, 7:00PM

JAPANEMA Japan Foundation Los Angeles provides high quality Japanese film screening every second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm at JFLA Auditorium, 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Free to attend. Reservation is not required. Street Parking is available. http://www.jflalc.org/about-us.html#parking January 13, 7:00PM Samurai Cat (100 min, 2014) Directed by Yoshitaka...
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2015 / LACMA screening, Jan. 29, 7:30 pm, “Seven Samurai” directed by Akira Kurosawa

Seven Samurai

Los Angeles County Museum of Art / Film Programs Seven Samurai (1954, 207 min, black and white, 35 mm) Thursday, January 29, 2015, 7:30 pm Bing Theater in the LACMA   Screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni and Shinobu Hashimoto; directed by Akira Kurosawa; with Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Daisuke Kato, Isao Kimura, Minoru...
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2014 / New film “Uzumasa Limelight” praised by Los Angeles Times

Film Uzumasa Limelight Poster

Forwarded for Ko Mori, Producer of film “Uzumasa Limelight” Film “Uzumasa Limelight” Opening in Los Angeles on December 5 “Uzumasa Limelight” will be playing at the Laemmle Royal and Laemmle Playhouse 7 from December 5. Producer, Ko Mori, and Director, Ken Ochiai, will be in person to answer questions after the screening on Dec....
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2014 / Japan Film Festival Los Ageles / May 9, 10, 11, 17, 18

Japan Film Festival Los Angeles May 9, 10, 11, 17, 18 Japan Film Festival Los Angeles 2014 Exhibition Notice The following will be details regarding the opening of Japan Film Festival Los Angeles 2014. This year we will be screening about 20 films including submission movies that were offered from the general public. In...
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2014 / Japan Foundation / JAPANEMA / The Hidden Fortress / April 9, 7 PM

The Hidden Fortress

Japan Foundation’s Free Japanese Cinema Screening on Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday Evening JAPANEMA Akira Kurosawa’s Grand-scale Adventure “The Hidden Fortress”  (139mins, 1958)  In Japanese with English subtitles. Wednesday, April 9 @ 7:00PM~ About the Movie:  A grand-scale adventure as only Akira Kurosawa could make one, The Hidden Fortress stars the inimitable Toshiro Mifune as a...
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2012 Two films by Kurosawa and Mizoguchi on screen to tribute late actress Isuzu Yamada, Sept 01, 02

JACCC "Osaka Elegy" by Mizoguchi (c) Janus Film

  The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center’s Japanese FilmFest will take place on Aug. 31 through Sept. 2. This festival will showcase films ranging from Akira Kurosawa’s Lower Depth, a definitive piece during Japan’s Golden Age of Film to more modern, family films like Ninja Kids. The JACCC will also be hosting a...
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Yamada Yoji’s samurai film “Love and Honor” screening and discussion at UCLA, Feb 4, 7:00PM

Yamada Yoji’s samurai film “Love and Honor” screening and discussion at UCLA, Feb 4, 7:00PM

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles and UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies present a screening of Love and Honor (Bushi no ichibun; 2006) directed by the legendary Yamada Yoji and starring uber-celeb Kimutaku (Kimura Takuya) on Friday, February 4, at 7:00 pm at the James Bridges Theater in UCLA’s Melnitz Hall (1409 Melnitz, Los Angeles,...
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Los Angeles premiere on Dec 17 of film “The Last Ronin” cancelled

Los Angeles premiere on Dec 17 of film “The Last Ronin” cancelled

According to Warner Bros. Pictures Japan, Los Angeles premiere on Dec 17 of film “The Last Ronin” at Mann Chinese 6 Theater is cancelled. In the press release of Warner Bros. Pictures Japan, an American company made “protest” to the English film title “The Last Ronin” in the procedure of the film rating by...
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Lecture Note: The Art of Akira Kurosawa: An Appreciation — Prof. James Goodwin of UCLA, May 18, 2010

Lecture Note: The Art of Akira Kurosawa:  An Appreciation — Prof. James Goodwin of UCLA,  May 18, 2010

Nibei Foundation Japan Study Club Dr. James Goodwin, who received a PhD from Rutgers University, is a professor of English at UCLA where he teaches in the areas of modern drama, film, and American literature.  His books include Eisenstein, Cinema, and History (1993) and Akira Kurosawa and Intertextual Cinema (1993). Prof. Goodwin presented his...
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