About the Film Program

Joe Odagiri as Yuji in Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Bright Future, 2004 © Palm Pictures, LLC.

The Japan Society Film Program offers a diverse selection of Japanese films, from classics to contemporary independent productions. The Program has included retrospectives of seminal directors, thematic series and special screenings of international, U.S. and NY premieres. Several original film series curated by Japan Society have traveled to other U.S. venues in tours organized by the Film Program. The Film Program has provided English subtitles for films which have never been screened outside of Japan. Accompanying lectures help place the films in their aesthetic and social contexts, and filmmakers often introduce and discuss their work.

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Yoko Shioya, Artistic Director
Aiko Masubuchi, Program Officer
Fumiko Miyamoto, Program Officer, Policy Projects & Film Program
Kazu Watanabe, Program Associate


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Gallery Hours:
The Japan Society Gallery is currently closed for the installation of Hiroshi Sugimoto: Gates of Paradise, opening October 20, 2017.

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