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Heaven Is Still Far Away

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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.

Virtual Film Series

Stream A Girl Missing, Harmonium, and Hospitalité, a selection of films from Koji Fukada, one of the most exciting and widely celebrated Japanese writer-directors working today.

A partial retrospective featuring the work of acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Ryusuke Hamaguchi, including his rarely screened debut feature film and two mid-length narrative fiction gems.

Three by Ryusuke Hamaguchi
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Three by Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Streaming from Friday, November 6
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Virtual Concert

Experience this virtual concert by composer and high-tech sound artist Reiko Yamada as she uses novel ways of audio processing to accompany Japanese silent films from the early 20th century on the accordion.

VIRTUAL CONCERT
Reiko Yamada: Sound Installation on Silent Movies
Available to Stream Until November 4
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Virtual Screenings

Documentary filmmaker Tokachi Tsuchiya follows a moving company employee who takes action to change his illegal and humiliating conditions at work.

An Ant Strikes Back
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An Ant Strikes Back
Now Streaming
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A mesmerizing documentary that reveals the pivotal role Japanese artists of the Edo era played in setting the stage for the “modern art” movement in the West.

Edo Avant Garde
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Edo Avant Garde
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Two decades of boundary-breaking stop motion animated films from one of Japan's most prolific independent animation artists, Tomoyasu Murata.

Tomoyasu Murata: Stop Motion Master
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Tomoyasu Murata: Stop Motion Master
Streaming from Friday, October 30
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On the 100th anniversary of the popular national high school baseball championship, documentary filmmaker Ema Ryan Yamazaki follows two promising teams as they undergo rigorous training.

Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams
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Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams
Streaming from Friday, November 20
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Japan Society Film's programs are generously supported by the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund.

Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, David Toberisky, Geoff and Fumi Matters, George Gallagher, Laurel Gonsalves, James Read Levy, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, Masu Hiroshi Masuyama, Dr. Tatsuji Namba, David S. Howe, and Michael Romano.

Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film.


Image: Heaven Is Still Far Away © NEOPA.

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