IFC Center to Present Retrospective of Japanese Filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-Eda 🗓 🗺

Family Portraits: The Films of Hirokazu Kore-Eda Thursday, March 12 through Thursday, March 19 IFC Center – 323 6th Avenue (at W. 3rd Street) Admission: $16/$13 seniors and children IFC Center presents a comprehensive retrospective of Hirokazu Kore-Eda, the award-winning Japanese director known for his beautifully rendered and deliberately paced stories of the human condition. To celebrate the opening of The Truth — his first … Continue reading IFC Center to Present Retrospective of Japanese Filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-Eda 🗓 🗺

All About Japanese Alcohol at Japan Society 🗓 🗺

Japan’s Alcohol Traditions: Sake, Shochu, Whisky & More Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Admission: $15/$12 members, seniors & students The scope of alcoholic beverages in Japan encompasses traditional drinks like sake as well as Japanese interpretations of historically Western beverages. Japanese whisky, whose early fans included such luminaries as Jean-Paul Sartre and … Continue reading All About Japanese Alcohol at Japan Society 🗓 🗺

Satoshi Kon’s “Tokyo Godfathers” to Screen at Select Theaters 🗓

Tokyo Godfathers Monday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. (subtitled) Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. (dubbed) Various Theaters Admission: $17/$14 children Tokyo Godfathers, the acclaimed holiday classic from master director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Perfect Blue), returns to theaters in a brand-new restoration. In modern-day Tokyo, three homeless people’s lives are changed forever when they discover a baby girl at a garbage dump on Christmas Eve. … Continue reading Satoshi Kon’s “Tokyo Godfathers” to Screen at Select Theaters 🗓

IMJS: Institute for Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives Present “Women Who Made/Make Music” 🗓 🗺

Glories of the Japanese Music Heritage — 15th Annual Concert Sunday, March 8 at 4:00 p.m. Miller Theatre, Columbia University – 2960 Broadway (at 116th Street) Admission: Free (Registration required) IMJS: Institute for Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives, Columbia University presents Glories of the Japanese Music Heritage XV: “Women Who Made/Make Music” featuring renowned musicians from Japan and New York as well as the Columbia Gagaku … Continue reading IMJS: Institute for Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives Present “Women Who Made/Make Music” 🗓 🗺

Multimedia Dance Performance “Fruits borne out of rust” at Japan Society 🗓 🗺

Fruits borne out of rust Friday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. – Followed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artist Reception Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. – Followed by an artist Q&A Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Admission: $32 / $25 Japan Society members. Japan Society presents Fruits borne out of rust, a multimedia dance performance conceived and directed by … Continue reading Multimedia Dance Performance “Fruits borne out of rust” at Japan Society 🗓 🗺