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 🗓 🗺
Asian American International Film Festival, AAIFF, NYC, Japan, Yorozuya Detective Story, Yonsei, Miyako, Distant Self-Portrait, film, film festivals, shorts

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 🗓
Godzilla, Ishiro Honda, film, Japanese movies, Japan Society, NYC, Japan, lecture, Steve Ryfle, Bruce Goldstein

Get to Know Godzilla’s Director at Japan Society Talk 🗓 🗺

Directing Godzilla: The Life of Filmmaker Ishiro Honda Wednesday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m. Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between First and Second Avenues) Admission: $14/$11 Japan Society members, seniors, and students Godzilla, Mothra, The Mysterians — Japan’s most celebrated monster movies and sci-fi classics were brought to the screen by filmmaker Ishiro Honda. A long-overlooked talent, Honda is now considered one of … Continue reading Get to Know Godzilla’s Director at Japan Society Talk 🗓 🗺
Resistance at Tule Lake, incarceration, Japanese Americans, WWII, Tule Lake, War Relocation Center, film, documentary, Konrad Aderer, Alwan for the Arts, NYC, Japan, CAIR, screening

Discussion of Incarceration and Resistance at Film Screening 🗓 🗺

Resistance at Tule Lake: Film Screening and Discussion Thursday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Alwan for the Arts – 16 Beaver Street (between Broad Street and Broadway), 4th Floor Suggested Contribution: $10/$5 seniors and students New York-based documentary filmmaker and television journalist Konrad Aderer presents his film Resistance at Tule Lake, which tells the long-suppressed story of 12,000 Japanese Americans … Continue reading Discussion of Incarceration and Resistance at Film Screening 🗓 🗺
Nourishing Japan, documentary, school lunch, Japanese school lunch, shokuiku, food education, kyuushoku, Japan, NYC, Alexis Agliano Sanborn, Japan Eats, film, Kickstarter, crowdfunding

NYC-Based Scholar Creating Documentary about Japanese School Lunch

Remember the days of eating school lunch in the cafeteria? If you grew up in America, you can think back to the times of a burger consisting of gray “meat” – with no lettuce or tomato – or a rectangle of pizza with cold cheese. Oh, and don’t forget the sweet acidophilus milk! New York-based scholar Alexis Agliano Sanborn wants to change the way you … Continue reading NYC-Based Scholar Creating Documentary about Japanese School Lunch