“Kampai! For the Love of Sake” to Open at IFC Center


Kampai! For the Love of Sake, kampai, film, documentary, sake, Philip Harper, Nanbu Bijin, John Gauntner, IFC Center, NYC, Japan, Kosuke Kuji, Kinoshita Shuzou

Kampai! For the Love of Sake

Opening Friday, August 19
Remaining screenings:

  • Monday, August 22 at 10:55 a.m. and 7:55 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 23 at 10:55 a.m. and 7:55 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 24 at 10:55 a.m. and 9:10 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 25 at 10:55 a.m. and 9:10 p.m.

IFC Center – 323 Sixth Avenue at West Third Street

Admission: $14/$10 seniors and children

Discover the art of sake. An age-old staple of Japanese culture and cuisine, the fermented rice wine has recently been winning fans all over the world. Kampai! For the Love of Sake journeys from rice paddies in Japan to breweries around the globe as it chronicles three passionate exponents of the increasingly popular beverage: A British ex-pat who became Japan’s first foreign master brewer, an American journalist known as the “Sake Evangelist,” and a fifth-generation Japanese brewer determined to shake up the industry. Together, their stories form a fascinating snapshot of how ancient traditions are adapting to the demands of a growing global market.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the film’s website or IFC Center’s website.