The Big House, Kazuhiro Soda, documentary, film, University of Michigan, Michigan Wolverines, football, college football, Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn, NYC, Japan

Kazuhiro Soda’s “The Big House” to Screen at Spectacle Theater 🗓 🗺

The Big House by Kazuhiro Soda Wednesday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. Spectacle Theater – 124 S. 3rd Street, Brooklyn Admission: $10 The Big House is the result of an undergrad course taught by Japanese filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda at the University of Michigan in 2016, alongside professors Terri Sarris and Abé Markus Nornes. Michigan’s campus boasts the single largest football stadium in the United States … Continue reading Kazuhiro Soda’s “The Big House” to Screen at Spectacle Theater 🗓 🗺
Never-Ending Man, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, NYC, Japan, anime, animation, GKIDS, documentary, #MiyazakiDoc, Kaku Arakawa

Miyazaki Documentary to Screen for Two Nights in NYC 🗓

Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki  Thursday, December 13 and Tuesday, December 18 Various theaters (see below) Admission: $12.50 Although esteemed Academy Award®-winning film director and animator Hayao Miyazaki suddenly announced his retirement in 2013 at the age of 72, he can’t shake his burning desire to create. After an encounter with young CGI animators, Miyazaki embarks on a new project to use CGI for the first time ever. But the artist, who has … Continue reading Miyazaki Documentary to Screen for Two Nights in NYC 🗓
A Whale of a Tale, The Cove, documentary, whaling, whaling industry, dolphins, Taiji, Japan, NYC, Asia Society, Japan Society, Quad Cinema, Kickstarter, Megumi Sasaki

Kickstarter Campaign for “A Whale of a Tale” Enters Final Days, Film Opens August 17 at Quad Cinema 🗺

There are a few days remaining in the Kickstarter campaign for A Whale of a Tale, a documentary film by New York-based Japanese filmmaker Megumi Sasaki (Herb & Dorothy). A Whale of a Tale is about the sleepy fishing town of Taiji, Japan, which suddenly found itself in the worldwide media spotlight after The Cove, a documentary denouncing the town’s longstanding whale- and dolphin-hunting traditions, … Continue reading Kickstarter Campaign for “A Whale of a Tale” Enters Final Days, Film Opens August 17 at Quad Cinema 🗺
A Bitter Legacy, Claudia Katayanagi, documentary, American Buddhist Study Center, NYC, Japanese Americans, WWII, incarceration, JAANY

Screening of “A Bitter Legacy,” a Documentary about Japanese American WWII Incarceration, at American Buddhist Study Center 🗓 🗺

A Bitter Legacy Sunday, June 10 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. American Buddhist Study Center Library – 331 Riverside Drive (3rd floor) Suggested Donation: $10/$5 members The American Buddhist Study Center will host the New York premiere screening of Claudia Katayanagi’s award-winning documentary based on the Japanese American incarceration camps and secret prisons for US citizen “troublemakers” during WWII. These Citizen Isolation Centers are … Continue reading Screening of “A Bitter Legacy,” a Documentary about Japanese American WWII Incarceration, at American Buddhist Study Center 🗓 🗺
Kazuhiro Soda, Inland Sea, documentary, Art of the Real, Film Society Lincoln Center, films, NYC, Japan, fishing industry

Film Society Lincoln Center to Screen “Inland Sea” by Kazuhiro Soda 🗓 🗺

North American Premiere of Inland Sea Saturday, April 28 at 8:30 p.m. Film Society Lincoln Center, Francesca Beale Theater – 144 W. 65th Street (between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway) Admission: $15/$12 Seniors, Students, and Persons with Disabilities Japanese filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda continues to monitor changes to the Japanese fishing industry in the black and white documentary Inland Sea, set in Ushimado, the same village as his expansive Oyster … Continue reading Film Society Lincoln Center to Screen “Inland Sea” by Kazuhiro Soda 🗓 🗺