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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.

Featured Event

Film Series

LOVE LETTERS

Four Films by Shunji Iwai

DECEMBER 9—23, 2022

A focus celebrating the defining early works of filmmaker Shunji Iwai, Love Letters offers a primer on the cineaste’s lyrical portraits of adolescence, ripe with poetic yearnings of grief, friendship and young love.

Film Series

Film Series

Classic and contemporary Japanese films offered throughout the year.

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Monthly Anime

Monthly Anime

Offering an eclectic range of classic, underseen, and contemporary visions from Japanese animation, Monthly Anime explores the widely influential legacy of anime.

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Monthly Classics

Monthly Classics

Year-round screenings of beloved classics, hidden gems and recent discoveries of Japanese cinema, presented in-theater at Japan Society.

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Upcoming

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Love Letter

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Love Letters: Four Films by Shunji Iwai
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December 9, 2022
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7:00 pm

All About Lily Chou Chou

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Love Letters: Four Films by Shunji Iwai
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December 10, 2022
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7:15 pm

Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? / April Story

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Love Letters: Four Films by Shunji Iwai
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December 10, 2022
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5:00 pm

Rikyu

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Monthly Classics
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December 14, 2022
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7:00 pm

Metropolis

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Monthly Anime
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December 16, 2022
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7:00 pm

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For past screenings, please visit the Film Archives.

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and Shiseido Americas. 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 endowment support from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund. Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, David Toberisky, Geoff and Fumi Matters, Laurel Gonsalves, and David S. Howe. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film.