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Monthly Classics

Year-round screenings of beloved classics, hidden gems and recent discoveries of Japanese cinema. Tickets are just $5 for Japan Society members!


2017 Globus Film Series

This seven-film series curated by film critic and writer Mark Schilling goes beyond Toho's superstar monster Godzilla to introduce a selection of titles that display the wide-ranging imagination of the Japanese sci-fi/fantasy genre, including innovative B-movies, kaiju eiga ("monster movies") and non-Godzilla classics involving director Ishiro Honda and effects maestro Eiji Tsuburaya.

Special Event

A member-only sneak preview of the upcoming film After the Storm. If you are interested in attending special events like this, please consider signing up for a Japan Society membership.

Japan Society’s Film Programs are generously supported by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund.

Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, James Read Levy, Masu Hiroshi Masuyama, Laurel Gonsalves, Dr. Tatsuji Namba, Mr. and Mrs. Omar H. Al-Farisi, David S. Howe, Geoff Matters, and Michael Romano.

Image: Latitude Zero © 1970 Toho Co., Ltd.

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