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.

Upcoming Film Series

A 12-film series celebrating the Japanese sports film from wartime Japan to the present, including classics, documentaries, anime and commercial crowd-pleasers.

The 14th edition of JAPAN CUTS, North America’s largest festival of contemporary Japanese cinema, promising a wide-ranging selection of the best new films from Japan. 



Coming July 2020
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Japan Society Film's Programs are generously supported by the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund and Gaia Holistic Health Foundation/Dr. Kazuko Tatsumura-Hillyer.

Gaia Holistic Health Foundation

Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, Masu Hiroshi Masuyama, Geoff and Fumi Matters, Laurel Gonsalves, David Toberisky, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, Dr. Tatsuji Namba, George Gallagher, David S. Howe, Hiroshi Tsuyuki and Yasuko Tsuyuki, and an anonymous donor.

Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor and American Airlines, the exclusive U.S. airline sponsor of Film.

Main image: © The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine © 2018 “The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine” Project

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