Film / Theater – from Japan

Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters” playing in Hollywood, West Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Encino

Shoplifters: Cannes Palme d’or winning film and Japan’s submission for the 2018 Foreign Language Film Competition of the 91st Academy Award Story: After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care...
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Protected: 2018 / George Takei’s Broadway musical ‘Allegiance’ returns to U.S. cinemas, Dec. 11

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Anime Film – Mamoru Hosoda’s “Mirai” playing at Laemmle Glendale Theater, thru Dec. 6

Anime Film “Mirai” Directed by Mamoru Hosoda Runtime: 115 min Language: English dubbing Laemmle Glendale Theater: 1:20 pm, 4:10pm, 7:00pm Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 2018 https://www.laemmle.com/theaters/26  
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Anime Film – “Haikara san: Part 2” screening in Orange County, Dec. 7, 8, 9, 10

Anime Film Screening “Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern Part 2” Anaheim – Starlight Cinema City, Dec. 7, 8, 9, 10 Corona – Starlight Dos Lagos 15, Dec. 7, 8, 9, 10 Costa Mesa – Starlight Triangle Square, Dec. 7, 8, 9 Whitter – Starlight Whitter, Dec. 7, 8, 9 https://www.elevenarts.net/animedistrbution/haikara-san-here-comes-miss-modern-part-2  
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Japan Foundation Public Screening “Mom Thnk I’m Crazy to Marry a Japanese Guy” at Taiwan Academy in Westwood, Dec. 8 at 2:00PM

Japan Foundation Los Angeles presents screening of “Mom Think I’m Crazy to marry a Japanese Guy” (Japanese-Taiwan co-production film, directed by Akihisa Yachida) at Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles, 1137 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024.
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Japan submits Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters” for 2018 Foreign Language Film competition of the 91st Academy Award

87 COUNTRIES IN COMPETITION FOR 2018 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR® LOS ANGELES, CA – Eighty-seven countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 91st Academy Awards®.  Malawi and Niger are first-time entrants. The 2018 submissions are: Afghanistan, “Rona Azim’s Mother,” Jamshid Mahmoudi, director; Algeria, “Until the End of...
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Protected: 2018 / Japan Foundation lecture “Re-Imaging Kurosawa” at Japan House Los Angeles, Nov. 26

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2018 / Film “Kusama – Infinity” opening at Laemmle theaters, Oct. 15

Forwarded for Laemmle Theaters COMING SOON OPENS IN 4 DAYS, MONDAY OCT. 15 Film: Kusama – Infinity KUSAMA – INFINITY is filmmaker Heather Lenz’s fascinating portrait of the top-selling female artist in the world. The bittersweet story of Yayoi Kusama, who battled sexism, racism and mental illness to finally see her iconic Infinity Mirror...
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2018 / Japan Foundation Los Angeles screening: “The Scythian Lamb” Oct. 10

The Japan Foundation Los Angeles provides high quality Japanese film screening every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 7pm at the JFLA Auditorium. A Plan to Repopulate the Countryside Starts Out Funny and Descends into Tense Drama The Scythian Lamb(羊の木) (126mins, 2017) Directed by Daihachi Yoshida Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00 PM Japan Foundation Los Angeles Auditorium http://www.jflalc.org
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