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Japan Film Festival
Date & Time
Location333 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”