50 American Films – Japan Theme

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...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in 50 American Films - Japan Theme, Keiro Facilities Sale Issue, So Cal Community | Comments Off on 2016 / Crowdfunding: Film project for Naomi Hirahara’s mystery novel “Big Bachi” Oct. 5 – Nov. 4

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...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in 1 Little Tokyo, 11 Japanese American National Museum, 50 American Films - Japan Theme, Music and Dance - Community Program | Comments Off on 2016 / Little Tokyo museum to host pop-up exhibit of newly released anime “Kubo”, Aug. 13 – 30

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...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in 10 Hiroshima, 10 Los Angeles and its vicinities, 50 American Films - Japan Theme | Comments Off on 2016 / Short film about Hiroshima paper crane story to be shown at West Los Angeles, May 27 – June 2

2016 / CN Editorial / 1999-made Korean film screening at Little Tokyo would not heal wounds

CN Icon Touch Red Logo

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...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in 50 American Films - Japan Theme, 92 Japan - World Relations, Music and Dance - Community Program | Comments Off on 2016 / CN Editorial / 1999-made Korean film screening at Little Tokyo would not heal wounds

2015 / Getty exhibit related event / Screening of a film which focuses on photographer Ishiuchi and her Hiroshima photos, Oct. 10

Photo Exhibition Ishiuchi Miyako: Postwar Shadows Oct. 6, 2015–Feb. 21, 2016, at the Getty Center www.getty.edu Related Events of “Ishiuchi Miyako: Postwar Shadows” at the Getty. Talk: Ishiuchi Miyako in Conversation Wednesday, October 7, 7:00 p.m. Getty Center: Harold M. Williams Auditorium Miyako Ishiuchi (photo by Kaori Ito) Photographer Ishiuchi Miyako discusses her work...
Read more »

Tags:
Posted in 17 Getty Museum / Getty Center, 50 American Films - Japan Theme, 80 Photography | Comments Off on 2015 / Getty exhibit related event / Screening of a film which focuses on photographer Ishiuchi and her Hiroshima photos, Oct. 10

2014 / Documentary film about existence of traditional Japanese performance arts in War time camps, Nov. 6 at Riverside Community College

Documentary film “Hidden Legacy” will be screened on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 6:00 pm and 7:45 pm at Riverside Community College, Center for Social Justice and Civil Liberties, 3855 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92506. Screening is free, but there are only 18 seats available per screening. To reserve a seat, call (951) 222-8846 or...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in 16 Riverside, 50 American Films - Japan Theme, 5000 Performing Arts and Music, 9010 Japanese American War Time Internment | Comments Off on 2014 / Documentary film about existence of traditional Japanese performance arts in War time camps, Nov. 6 at Riverside Community College

2014 / Film “Lil Tokyo Reporter” depicting historic newspaper publisher, on air Aug 7, 8 on UTB Ch. 18.2

Lil Tokyo Reporter Still Photo

United Television Broadcast (UTB Channel 18.2) will be screening the award-winning “Lil Tokyo Reporter” film as part of the Nisei Week Japanese Festival celebration on the following dates and times:  Thursday, August 7, at 7:00 pm. and Friday, August 8, at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm Cable subscribers might be able to view it...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in 10 Los Angeles and its vicinities, 50 American Films - Japan Theme, Music and Dance - Community Program | Comments Off on 2014 / Film “Lil Tokyo Reporter” depicting historic newspaper publisher, on air Aug 7, 8 on UTB Ch. 18.2

2014 / Epic action adventure film “Godzilla” opening in Los Angeles

Godzilla 2014

The world’s most revered monster is once again reborn, unleashed in the epic action adventure film GODZILLA, opening at The Landmark on Thursday, May 15 at 7:30 pm in 2D, with daily screenings in 3D and 2D beginning Friday, May 16. From visionary new director Gareth Edwards, creator of the award-winning independent sci-fi thriller...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in 10 Los Angeles and its vicinities, 50 American Films - Japan Theme, 60 Japan-US Films, Music and Dance - Community Program | Comments Off on 2014 / Epic action adventure film “Godzilla” opening in Los Angeles

2014 / “Issei” documentary to be shown in UCLA, May 8, 4-6 pm

Film Issei

From UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies   New Visions of Japanese Cinema Series presents a free screening of Issei: The First Generation on Thursday, May 8, from 4 -6 pm at Broad Art Center in UCLA campus.   Issei is a documentary film about the Japanese who, at the turn of the century, immigrated to the West Coast of...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in 50 American Films - Japan Theme, 90 Universities, 9200 Japanese Community Centers, Music and Dance - Community Program | Comments Off on 2014 / “Issei” documentary to be shown in UCLA, May 8, 4-6 pm