JAPAN CUTS 2015
Festival of New Japanese Film
July 9–19, 2015
North America’s largest festival of Japanese cinema, JAPAN CUTS presents the A to Z of new film made in and around Japan for its exciting and expanded ninth edition. Premiering a thrilling slate of blockbusters and independent features never before seen in NYC, JAPAN CUTS redefines itself with fresh sections on documentary, new classics, avant-garde and more special guest stars and auteurs than ever, with a focus on the rebellious edge of contemporary Japan. Don’t miss a moment of this frenetic 10-day festival filled with outrageous comedies, action epics, heart-wrenching dramas, radical documentaries, brooding romances, psychedelic animation and otherworldly fantasy, plus parties, award ceremonies, drink, food and live music!
Opening Film: HIBI ROCK: Puke Afro and the Pop Star
Thursday, July 9
Friday, July 10
Saturday, July 11
Sunday, July 12
Tuesday, July 14
Wednesday, July 15
Thursday, July 16
Friday, July 17
Saturday, July 18
Sony SRW-5800 HDCAM-SR Studio VTR is provided courtesy of Sony Electronics Inc.
Transportation is generously supported by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese Airlines sponsor of Film Programs at Japan Society.
Additional transportation is generously supported by United Airlines.
Hotel accommodations are provided by The Kitano New York.
The opening night festivities are generously supported by The Globus Family, with an additional support from Nachiketa Das.
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, Kenneth A. Cowin, Mr. and Mrs. Omar H. Al-Farisi, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Catanzaro, Laurel Gonsalves, David S. Howe, James Read Levy, Geoff Matters, and Dr. Tatsuji Namba.
Images: HIBI ROCK: Puke Afro and the Pop Star © 2014 "HIBI ROCK" Film Partners; 100 Yen Love © 2014 Toei Video; Asleep © 2015 Yoshimoto Banana/ “Shirakawa Yofune” Film Partners. All Rights Reserved; Haruko’s Paranormal Laboratory © 2015 “HARUKO’S PARANORMAL LABORATORY” FILM PARTNERS; Seven Weeks © PSC; Undulant Fever © 2014 Undulant Fever Production Committee; Sanchu Uprising: Voices at Dawn © 2014 IKKINO PROJECT; Cruel Story of Youth © 1960 Shochiku Co., Ltd.; Round Trip Heart © 2015 Toei Video
Calendar of Events
Lecture + DemonstrationA Comprehensive Intro/Demo to Nihon Buyo with Geimaruza
Educator ProgramExploring Japanese Classics: Theatre, Literature & History
PerformanceNihon Buyo Dance with live traditional music