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Latest Japanese film showcase to go to Irvine, April 21-22

JFFLA 2012 Film My Wife

  Japan Film Festival Los Angeles 2012 will be held as the following schedule. www.jffla.org   April 13 (Fri) Opening screening and Reception Party (Invitation Only) Reception party and Opening Screening of the movie ”Life Back Then“( Antokino-Inochi) Location :Little Tokyo Japanese American Cultural and Community Center 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012...
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Mar 1: Los Angeles screening of “Cast me if you can” by Atsushi Ogata

Film Cast Me If You Can

The Japan Film Society, Cinematheque108, and Dream On present Los Angeles screening of Cast Me If You Can (Wakiyaku Monogatari) by Atsushi Ogata on Thursday, March 1, at 7:00 pm, at the Ray Stark Family Theatre, George Lucas Building, SCA 108, at University of Southern California campus (900 West 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA...
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99-year old filmmaker Kaneto Shindo’s Retrospective, Dec 20-23

Shindo Kaneto Film Postcard

In celebration of Postcard, the latest film in the 99-year old director’s long and storied career and Japan’s official entry for the Academy Awards 2012 – Foreign Language Film, The Cinefamily, 611 North Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, is hosting  “Kaneto Shindo: A Retrospective” presented by actor Benecio Del Toro. Throughout his remarkably...
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Film “Takamine” depicting Japanese philanthropist in early 20th century, April 10, 1:00 PM & 6:00 PM

Film Takamine

The year of 2012 will mark the 100th anniversary of the original planting of the cherry trees by the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. in 1912. The planting the cherry trees was officially the present from the Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki to Mrs. Taft, wife of the U.S. President. But the driving forces of...
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Live-action Japanese film “GANTZ” screening as world premiere, Jan 20, 8:30 PM

Live-action Japanese film “GANTZ” screening as world premiere, Jan 20, 8:30 PM

GANTZ, a live-action Japanese feature event, is making its world premiere in 325 movie theaters in the U.S. on Thursday, January 20 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 6:00 p.m. MT / 8:30 p.m. PT (tape delayed). Following the feature screening, GANTZ’s two leading actors, Kazunari Ninomiya (Letters from Iwo Jima)...
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Film Review – The Azemichi Road: Silent music ignites dance movements of an adolescent girl

Film Review – The Azemichi Road: Silent music ignites dance movements of an adolescent girl

Cultural News 2010 May Issue “The Azemichi Road” is the heartfelt tale of an adolescent girl living with the handicap of being hearing-impaired, who realizes the ability to communicate her feelings to others through dance. The film depicts the life of a hearing-impaired girl, giving viewers a true sense of what a world without...
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Showcase of latest Japanese cinema to continue at Irvine, Apr 24, 25

Showcase of latest Japanese cinema to continue at Irvine, Apr 24, 25

Japan Film Festival Los Angeles, showcase of latest Japanese cinema to American audiences, will take place on April 10-11 in Hollywood, April 17-18 in Torrance, and on April 24-25 in Irvine, Orange County. The film showcase started as the Chanoma Film Festival in 2003 and changed  to the current name in 2008. Japan Film...
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Lecture Note: Contemporary Japanese Cinema in the world – Prof. Akira Lippit of USC, Feb 9, 2010

Lecture Note: Contemporary Japanese Cinema in the world – Prof. Akira Lippit of USC, Feb 9, 2010

Nibei Foundation Japan Study Club “Contemporary Japanese Cinema in the World” Presenter: Dr. Akira Mizuta Lippit, Professor and Chair of Critical Studies in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California February 9, 2010 at Terasaki Laboratory Building Japan Study Club Lecture Note is complied by Cultural News Dr. Lippit has...
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Nibei Foundation’s Japan Study Club:”Contemporary Japanese Cinema in the World” by Prof. Akira Mizuta Lippit of USC, Feb 9, 2010

Nibei Foundation’s Japan Study Club:”Contemporary Japanese Cinema in the World” by Prof. Akira Mizuta Lippit of USC, Feb 9, 2010

Nibei Foundation’s Japan Study Club Tuesday, Feb 9, dinner at 6:30 p.m. lecture at 7:30 p.m. $10 including dinner “Contemporary Japanese Cinema in the World” Akira Mizuta Lippit, University of Southern California This presentation looks at the revitalization and reorganization of Japanese cinema since 2000.  Beginning in the Heisei 1990s, Japanese cinema underwent a...
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