Asian American International Film Festival, AAIFF, film, Japanese cinema, Community Partner, Asia Society, Demolition Girl, Asian identity, Master Yoshi's Terrible Day, Fly to the Dream, PERIOD GIRL, Jeff Adachi

JapanCulture•NYC Named Community Partner of 42nd Asian American International Film Festival

JapanCulture•NYC is proud to announce that we’re a Community Partner with the 42nd Asian American International Film Festival! Presented by Asian CineVision in association with Asia Society, is the first and longest running Asian American film festival in the U.S. During the last 42 years, AAIFF has screened films from more than 20 countries, including the U.S. premieres for directors such as Wayne Wang and … Continue reading JapanCulture•NYC Named Community Partner of 42nd Asian American International Film Festival
Master Yoshi's Terrible Day, short films, martial arts, Ken Lin, New York Shorts International Film Festival, film, shorts, film festival

“Master Yoshi’s Terrible Day” to Make Its World Premiere at NY Shorts 🗓 🗺

Master Yoshi’s Terrible Day Saturday, June 1 at 9:00 p.m. Cinema Village – 22 E. 12th Street (between University Place and 5th Avenue) Admission: $15 Master Yoshi’s Terrible Day will be making its world premiere at the New York Shorts International Film Festival. The New York Shorts International Film Festival showcases emerging and established independent filmmakers from around the world and provides an ideal platform … Continue reading “Master Yoshi’s Terrible Day” to Make Its World Premiere at NY Shorts 🗓 🗺
The Firefly, American Buddhist Study Center, WWII, Kamikaze, Ken Takakura, NYC, Japan, film

Screening of WWII Film “The Firefly” at the American Buddhist Study Center 🗓 🗺

The Firefly Saturday, June 1 from 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. American Buddhist Study Center Library – 331 Riverside Drive (at 105th Street) Suggested donation: $10/$5 ABSC members The American Buddhist Study Center is hosting a screening of The Firefly, a Japanese film about World War II and remembrance. Starring Japanese film icon Ken Takakura, The Firefly focuses on Kamikaze pilots, the Japanese Special Attack … Continue reading Screening of WWII Film “The Firefly” at the American Buddhist Study Center 🗓 🗺
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 🗓