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Monthly Classics Are Back!

January 21 - April 1, 2022

Year-round screenings of beloved classics, hidden gems and recent discoveries of Japanese cinema, presented in-theater at Japan Society. Kicking off the series' return in Janurary is Akira Kurosawa's late-period masterpiece, Kagemusha.

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Monthly Classics


January 21, 2022 7:00 pm

Monthly Classics


February 4, 2022 7:00 pm

Monthly Classics

Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41

March 4, 2022 7:00 pm

Monthly Classics


April 1, 2022 7:00 pm


Flash Forward: Debut Works and Recent Films by Notable Japanese Directors

December 3, 2021 - December 23, 2021

Flash Forward

Priest of Darkness

December 17, 2021 7:00 pm

Flash Forward

Tange Sazen and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo

December 11, 2021 7:00 pm

JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film

August 20, 2021 - September 2, 2021

Japan Society Film screens a diverse selection of classic and contemporary Japanese cinema throughout the year — including retrospectives of seminal directors, thematic series, and special screenings of international, U.S. and NY premieres — and organizes JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film, the largest festival of its kind in North America. Follow Japan Society Film on Twitter and Instagram for Japanese cinema content and news about upcoming screenings.

Japan Society Film programs are generously supported by ORIX Corporation USA, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund. Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, Masako H. Shinn, David Toberisky, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, Geoff and Fumi Matters, Laurel Gonsalves, David S. Howe, and Masu Hiroshi Masuyama. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film.


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