The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles and UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies present a screening of Love and Honor (Bushi no ichibun; 2006) directed by the legendary Yamada Yoji and starring uber-celeb Kimutaku (Kimura Takuya) on Friday, February 4, at 7:00 pm at the James Bridges Theater in UCLA’s Melnitz Hall (1409 Melnitz, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1323)
The film carries on traditions in blind samurai protagonists, and represents one of three films Yamada directed in the first decade of the new millennium, partly in tribute to warrior and cinematic traditions, but also in ways that revise our view of both.
Following the screening, a discussion with Yamamoto Ichiro (producer for Shochiku Studios), Nicholas Rucka (filmmaker, editor, film critic), and Jordan Smith (lecturer UCLA/CSU Long Beach) will be held.
After the program, a light reception will be sponsored by UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies.
This program is supported by SHOCHIKU., Co, Ltd, Eleven Arts, Inc, Funimation Entertainment, and the Japan Film Society.
7:00 PM: Screening “ Love and Honor”
9:00 PM: Panel Discussion
10:00 PM: Reception
Campus parking fee, $10 is required. Nearest is the Parking Structure3.
For more Information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mr. Yoshihiro Nihei of the Japan Foudation at (213) 621-2267 ext 109.