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Monthly Classics

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

Tickets: $15 / $5 members



Friday, September 2 at 7 pm

35mm Presentation. Kihachi Okamoto’s darkly satirical chambara follow two swordsmen who find themselves embroiled in a local assassination plot.

1968. 114 min. Directed by Kihachi Okamoto.



Friday, October 7 at 7 pm

Hideo Nakata’s J-Horror classic follows a reporter as she investigates a cursed videotape that kills anyone seven days after viewing it.

1998. 96 min. Directed by Hideo Nakata.

Past Screenings


Princess Mononoke

Friday, July 22 at 7 pm

25th Anniversary—35mm Presentation. Hayao Miyazaki’s epic 14th century tale follows the journey of a young warrior prince who finds himself caught in an elemental war between primordial spirits and an iron town that has ravaged the earth. In Japanese with English Subtitles.

1997. 134 min. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

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.