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Japan Film Festival

Date & Time

07/21/2019 | 12:00pm2:00pm


333 E 47th St
New York, NY Manhattan


(Through July 28) Instead of rewatching classics by Akira Kurosawa, why not see what’s new in Japanese film?  Japanese Cuts, a film series  starting today, is a sampler of this exciting film culture.

Premiering 26 features and 16 shorts across 10 days, this series offers the best new films from Japan, never-before-seen in NYC…indies, blockbusters, documentaries, little known classics all on offer during the schedule, available here along with ticket info.  The series also includes special guest filmmakers and stars, post-screening Q&As, parties, talks, free events and more.

The series offers films at various times and days, so check the schedule to see what appeals to you.

Here’s a quick introduction:

Today lovers of costume drama can indulge in Samurai Shifters, debuting in the US.  This is a rare – and hilarious – samurai comedy about a reluctant scholar, a loudmouth samurai, and a damsel in distress.  It’s also a send-up of the ‘salaryman” culture prevalent in Japan.




Photo: Still from “Samurai Shifters”