30 Japanese contemporary

2014 / Palm Springs Film Festival to feature “The Great Passage,” Japan’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film, Jan 3, 8, 9

Film The Great Passage

Great Passage English Subtitled Trailer from Global Film Village on Vimeo. The Great Passage (舟を編むFune o Amu) is a 2013 Japanese film directed by Yuya Ishii, starring Ryuhei Matsuda as a dictionary editor. The film was selected as the Japanese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, and the...
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2013 / LA EigaFest: Showcase of Japanese / Japanese influenced films, Dec 6-8

Miyazaki The Wind Rises

LA EigaFest is LA’s premiere Japanese film festival. It’s devoted to: showcasing Japanese/Japanese influenced films to an American audience, promoting emerging filmmakers to Hollywood, and enhancing the relationship between US and Japanese film industries. Festival Dates: December 6-8, 2013 Venue: Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood CA Website: http://laeigafest.com Ken Watanabe remake of Clint Eastwood classic to...
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2013 / Free screening / Family adventure film from Japan at LA EigaFest, Dec 7, 3:50 pm

Samurai Pirates

LA EigaFest SAMURAI PIRATES 116 min / Family adventure Director / Scriptwriter: Kenichi Omori Producer: Yumiko Masuda Saturday, Dec. 7, 3:50 pm Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. (323) 461-2020 Free admission For registration, visit www.laeigafest.com The film screening will be followed by Q&A with the filmmakers. + In the 16th...
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2013 / Free screening / Miyazaki & Kore-eda’s latest films at AFI Fest, Nov 8 -10

Miyazaki The Wind Rises

AFI FEST presented by Audi will give the public opportunities to view the latest Japanese films by renowned directors for free. Free ticket sale started on November 2. But there is some chance to get your tickets. For your tickets, visit afi.com/afiest   The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu) Directed by Hayao Miyazaki Screening: Nov...
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2013 / Free film screening “Always – Sunset on Third Street – 3” Oct 23

Always - Sunset on Third Street 3

  The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles presents a JAPANEMA (Free Japanese Cinema Screening) series as following: Wednesday, October 23 @  7:00PM   “Always – Sunset on Third Street – 3”  Venue: The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, Auditorium  (5700 Wilshire Blvd. #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036) Admission: Free  Reservation is not required.  *Street parking is available...
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2013 / Japan Film Festival to open with screening of Nobuhiko Obayashi’s latest work and his appearance in person, May 12

20130509 Casting Blossoms to the Sky many men

  Casting Blossoms to the Sky “Kono sora no hana: Nagaoka hanabi monogatari” Directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi Japan 2011/160 min. Japanese with English subtitles + Screening “Casting Blossoms to the Sky” & Director Nobuhiko Obayashi’s appearance in person Sunday, May 12, 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm at Miyako Hybrid Hotel in Torrance $20 (Only Torrance)...
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2013 / Japanese directors to talk about their favorite location: Hometowns, May 11

20130509 Japan Fundation Film StrawberryFields

  Japan Foundation Los Angeles and Japan Film Festival Los Angeles present award-winning directors’ talk and screening of Takafumi Ota’s “Strawberry Fields” on Saturday, May 11, from 12:00 pm at JFLA Auditorium, 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Free admission. RSVP required. May 11, 2013 at Japan Foundation Los Angeles Auditorium...
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2013 / Japanese film screening “A Chorus of Angels” March 23, 2 pm

“A Chorus of Angels” (Kita no Kanariyatachi) U.S. Premiere in Japanese with English subtitles Saturday, March 23, 2 pm at Aratani Theatre, Little Tokyo   “A Chorus of Angels” is directed by Junji Sakamoto and based on a short story by Confessions author Kanae Minato. Film was released by Toei in Japan on Nov....
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2013 / Historial Christian efforts in Japan to be introduced at film events, Feb 16, 23, Mar 2, 17

The Southern California Japanese American Christian Federation presents 100th anniversary celebration movie event “Blazing Trail to the Souls of Men” (Daichi no uta) on Feb. 16, 23, March 2, 17. Japanese language with English subtitles. Tickets are $10. The film “Blazing Trail to the Souls of Men” is a true story depicting the life...
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