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Ringu (1998)

Friday, October 7 at 7 pm

Investigating an urban myth of a cursed videotape that kills its watchers within seven days of viewing, journalist Reiko Asakawa (Nanako Matsushima) discovers a series of unnatural teenage deaths tied to a tangible, real-life tape when her niece falls victim to the curse.

Dir. Hideo Nakata, 1998, 96 min, DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles.

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

Ringu

Monthly Classics
October 7, 2022
7:00 pm

Angel’s Egg

Monthly Anime
October 14, 2022
7:00 pm

My Neighbor Totoro

Monthly Anime
November 4, 2022
7:00 pm

Past Events

Tekkonkinkreet

Monthly Anime
September 16, 2022
7:00 pm

Kill!

Monthly Classics
September 2, 2022
7:00 pm

After Life

August 12, 2022
7:00 pm

Inu-Oh

East Coast Premiere
August 5, 2022
7:00 pm

Princess Mononoke

Monthly Anime
July 22, 2022
7:00 pm

Mothra

Monthly Classics
July 8, 2022
7:00 pm

Japan Society Film

Spurred on by the success of the 1970 Donald Richie-curated MoMA retrospective The Japanese Film: 1896-1969, Japan Society committed to making film one of its key programs in the early seventies—quickly becoming the premier venue for the exhibition of new Japanese cinema as well as career-spanning retrospectives on seminal directors and actors. In 1979, Japan Society established the Japan Film Center, formalizing film as a full-fledged, year-round program aimed at cultivating a deep appreciation and understanding of Japanese film culture among American audiences. Over the years, Japan Society Film has hosted numerous high-profile premieres and programs that include visits from Akira Kurosawa, Toshiro Mifune, Hideko Takamine, and Nobuhiko Obayashi. In 2007, Japan Society Film launched JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film, the largest festival of its kind in North America. Follow Japan Society Film on LetterboxdTwitter and Instagram for Japanese cinema content and news about upcoming screenings.

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.