Film Forum to Screen Japanese Movies Set in “Shitamachi” 🗓 🗺

Shitamachi Festival at Film Forum Friday, October 18 through Thursday, November 7 Film Forum – 209 W. Houston Street (between Varick Street and 6th Avenue) Admission: $15/$9 Film Forum members Shitamachi, a three-week, 38-film series spanning nearly eight decades of classic movies that are all set in “downtown” Tokyo, will run at Film Forum from Friday, October 18 through Thursday, November 7. The series is … Continue reading Film Forum to Screen Japanese Movies Set in “Shitamachi” 🗓 🗺
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French Institute Alliance Française to Screen Isao Takahata’s “Only Yesterday” at Animation First 🗓 🗺

The second edition of Animation First, the only U.S. festival dedicated to French animation, takes place this weekend, running from Friday, January 25 through Sunday, January 27. Organized by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), a nonprofit dedicated to exploring the richness of French cultures, Animation First showcases the vast history, enduring ingenuity, and diversity of France’s renowned animation studios and schools. This year’s schedule … Continue reading French Institute Alliance Française to Screen Isao Takahata’s “Only Yesterday” at Animation First 🗓 🗺
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Asian American International Film Festival to Screen Four Japanese-Related Films 🗓

The Asian American International Film Festival kicked off last night with the screening of Searching, a thriller directed by 27-year-old Aneesh Chaganty, a former Google Creative Lab employee who spent two years developing, writing, and directing Google commercials. Tonight, AAIFF presents a very different kind of narrative, Yorozuya Detective Story, a quirky fantasy from director Touji Sawamura, who worked in an auto repair shop before … Continue reading Asian American International Film Festival to Screen Four Japanese-Related Films 🗓
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Japan Society Unleashes Its 12th Annual JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film 🗓 🗺

JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 29 Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between First and Second Avenues) Admission: $15/$12 seniors and students/$10 Japan Society members $21/$18/$16 for July 19 screening of Ramen Shop and July 26 screening of Mori, The Artist’s Habitat Film Pass: Purchase tickets for at least 3 different films in the same transaction … Continue reading Japan Society Unleashes Its 12th Annual JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film 🗓 🗺