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.

Monthly Classics

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

Special Screenings

International, U.S. and NY premieres, exclusive sneak preview screenings, and other special film events scheduled throughout the year. If you are interested in attending Japan Society Members-Only sneak preview screenings, please consider signing up for a Japan Society membership.


Brand-new 4K restorations of three bold Yuzo Kawashima gems featuring the legendary Ayako Wakao.

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

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

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333 East 47th Street
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Gallery Hours:
The Japan Society Gallery is currently closed for the installation of Hiroshi Sugimoto: Gates of Paradise, opening October 20, 2017.

Box Office Hours:
Monday—Friday, 11 AM—7 PM
Select Weekends, 11 AM—5 PM 
Telephone: (212) 715-1258

Business Hours:
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Open evenings and weekends (times vary) for special events.

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