JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film 2014

The New York Festival of
Contemporary Japanese Cinema
July 10–20

North America's biggest festival of new Japanese film returns for its eighth year, serving up a thrilling cross section of Japan's diverse film cultures to New York audiences! Screening 28 features across 10 days, including co-presentations with the 13th New York Asian Film Festival, JAPAN CUTS premieres the best of recent action epics, genre oddities, touching dramas, warped comedies and cutting-edge arthouse cinema made in and around Japan. Join us to meet special guest stars and filmmakers during exclusive post-screening Q&As and raucous parties in Japan Society's theater and atrium!


Centerpiece Presentation: 0.5mm
Closing Film: The Tale of Iya


LET'S PLAY IN HELL! Opening Night Party with live band
after Why Don't You Play in Hell?
Thursday, July 10, 8:30 PM

Introduction and Q&A with actress Fumi Nikaido

after Neko Samurai ~Samurai Cat~
Saturday, July 19, 7:30 PM
Introduction and Q&A with actor Kazuki Kitamura
+ CUT ABOVE Award Ceremony

SPECIAL OFFER: Purchase at least 5 tickets for 5 different films and receive $2 off each ticket. Order only at Box Office or by phone (212) 715-1258. Offer not available online. Offer not valid for specially priced tickets on schedule.

Screening Schedule in Japanese (PDF) // 上映会スケジュール(日本語PDF)

Film Descriptions in Japanese (PDF) // 作品情報(日本語PDF)

Thursday, July 10

Friday, July 11

Saturday, July 12

Sunday, July 13

Tuesday, July 15

Wednesday, July 16

Thursday, July 17

    • 0.5mm


      Thursday, July 17, 2014

Friday, July 18

Saturday, July 19

Sunday, July 20

Films screened from July 10-13 are co-presented with the New York Asian Film Festival, America's leading festival of popular Asian cinema.

JAPAN CUTS is generously sponsored by UNIQLO and Sapporo U.S.A., Inc.


Additional support is provided by The Globus Family and Kenneth A. Cowin.

Sony SRW-5800 HDCAM-SR Studio VTR is provided courtesy of Sony Electronics Inc.

Transportation is generously supported by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese Airlines sponsor of Film Programs at Japan Society.

Additional transportation is generously supported by United Airlines.

Hotel accommodations are provided by The Kitano New York.

Japan Society’s Film Programs are generously supported by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund.
Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, Kenneth A. Cowin, Mr. and Mrs. Omar H. Al-Farisi, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Catanzaro, Laurel Gonsalves, David S. Howe, James Read Levy, Geoff Matters, and Dr. Tatsuji Namba.

Special Thanks: Tatsuyuki Iizuka, Hidenori Matsuda (AMG Entertainment); Tomoharu Kusunoki (ARK Entertainment, Inc.); Hengameh Panahi (Celluloid Dreams); Tomo Kawate, Ko Mori, Shohei Sano (Eleven Arts); Mari Nishio (From First Production Co., Ltd.); Asako Fujioka; Akiko Uchida (King Records); Kyoko Hirano; Kanako Koido, Hiroyuki Mishima (THE KLOCKWORX Co., Ltd.); Koichi Mori; Takako Hirayama, Emico Kawai (Nikkatsu Corporation); Tzeling Huang, Asuka Kimura, Naoko Satoh (Nippon Television Network Corporation); Stephen Cremin, Hiroshi Fukazawa, Ted Geoghegan, Samuel Jamier, Rufus de Rham, Goran Topalovic (NYAFF/Subway Cinema); Kaori Sugiyama (Phantom Film Co., Ltd.); Miki Ohi (PIA Corporation); Takahiro Otsuki (POLE POLE TIMES Inc.); Shinji Sakoda (Pony Canyon Inc.); Yukihiro Izumi, Chiaki Omori, Kiwamu Sato (Shochiku Co., Ltd); Fongyi Tseng (SDP Inc.; STARDUST PICTURES); Karen Severns; Yoshiko Yoshimura (T-JOY, LTD.); Yuhka Matoi, Eriko Miura, Genta Takahashi (TBS; Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.); Tetsuki Ijichi (Tidepoint Pictures); Munetaka Ishikawa (TOFOO,LCC.); Kenji Ogino (Toho Co., Ltd.); Emi Ueyama; Naoko Shinagawa, Kuri Tamura (Warner Bros. Pictures Japan); Taro Tsuruma (Zero Pictures Co.).

Images: Neko Samurai ~Samurai Cat~ © 2014 "Neko Samurai" Film Partners; Greatful Dead © 2013 "GREATFUL DEAD" Film Partners; © 2014 "Uzumasa Limelight" Film Partners; Hello! Junichi © 2012 NICE RAINBOW/KATSUHITO ISHII; Pecoross' Mother and Her Days © "Pecoross' Mother and Her Days" Production Committee; The Passion © 2013 "The Passion" Production Committee; Miss Zombie © 2013 "Miss ZOMBIE" Film Committee all rights reserved.

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