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2016 / Crowdfunding: Film project for Naomi Hirahara’s mystery novel “Big Bachi” Oct. 5 – Nov. 4

Film The Big Bachi

Los Angeles, CA – October 5, 2016: First Pond Entertainment proudly announces the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign launch for the feature film, The Big Bachi, adapted from the acclaimed novel, Summer of the Big Bachi, by Edgar award-winning author Naomi Hirahara. The film centers around Japanese American gardener Mas Arai, an atomic bomb survivor, whose...
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2016 / ‘Shin Godzilla’ playing in North American theaters Oct. 11-18

The ultimate homage to one of the most enduring legends of the big screen—experience the limited showing of Shin Godzilla, October 11-18 in 440 theaters in the U.S. and Canda. Japanese with English subtitles. Don’t miss this limited theatrical event! Buy your tickets now at: http://funi.to/2cFxxvm Make way for the ultimate homage to one...
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2016 / Goethe Institut to presents German feature films by Doris Dörrie with focus on Japan, Sept. 7, 21, Oct. 5

Goethe Film Dorrie Cherry Blossoms

Film: Cherry Blossoms Wednesday, October 5, 7:00 PM Goethe-Institut Los Angeles 5750 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036 RSVP via Eventbrite Written and directed by: Doris Dörrie. Germany, 2008, 124 min. German with English subtitles, digital. Starring: Aya Irizuki, Birgit Minichmayr, Floriane Daniel, Maximilian Brückner, Felix Eitner, Nadja Uhl, Hannelore Elsner, Elmar Wepper, Tadashi Endo Inspired in part by...
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2016 / Japan Foundation free cinema: “Thermae Romae I & II” Sept.14 & 28

Thermae Romae II

Japan Foundation Los Angeles provides high quality Japanese film screening every second and fourth Wednesday 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 Wednesday, September 28, at 7:00PM A Second Adventure to the Modern Japanese Bath...
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2016 / Little Tokyo museum to host pop-up exhibit of newly released anime “Kubo”, Aug. 13 – 30

LAIKA in Portland, Oregon, the award-winning animation studio whose next movie Kubo and the Two Strings will be released nationwide on Friday, Aug. 19, will feature the pop-up exhibit “The Artistry of Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience” at the Japanese American National Museum to coincide with the start of Nisei Week, the annual festival...
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2016 / Okinawa Memorial Day to feature WWII documentary screening, June 18

Forwarded for the Okinawa Association of America Irei-no-Hi event: “Okinawa: The Afterburn” documentary screening English and Japanese subtitles Join us as we commemorate Irei-no-Hi (Okinawa Memorial Day for the lives lost during the Battle of Okinawa in WWII) with a special documentary screening on Saturday, June 18, 1:00pm at the OAA Center. Titled “Okinawa: The...
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2016 / Short film about Hiroshima paper crane story to be shown at West Los Angeles, May 27 – June 2

Short film about Hiroshima paper crane story to be shown at West Los Angeles, May 27 – June 2 A 25-minute film depicting the real life of Hiroshima girl after the atomic bombing in 1945 and a fictitious World War II American veteran of Pearl Harbor will be screened from May 27 through June...
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2016 / A film depicting a kaleidoscopic portrait of an unconventional 93-year-old Japanese-American Zen monk, April 27 & April 29

Film Zen and Bones

Film: Zen and Bones  (Henry Mittwer / Zen to hone) Director Takayuki Nakamura, 2016, 123 min   Los Angeles Asia Pacific Film Festival Wednesday, April 27, 6:30 pm at Downtown Independent, 251 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, General admission $14 http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/zen_and_bones_2016   University of Southern California / Shinso Ito Center for Japanese...
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2016 / CN Editorial / 1999-made Korean film screening at Little Tokyo would not heal wounds

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The screening schedule of “Silence Broken: Korean Comfort Women” on Wednesday, April 27 at 4:30 pm at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo already draws strong oppositions from the Japanese-speaking community in Los Angeles. The screening schedule of highly politically motivated film “Silence Broken” was set as a program of the 32nd...
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