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JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film


July 13—23, 2017

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Monday, June 12, 12 PM: General Public

Now in its 11th year, North America’s largest festival of new Japanese cinema returns to serve up a slice of the best and boldest titles from Japan never before seen in NYC with special guest filmmakers and stars, post-screening Q&As, parties and much more. Boasting a thrilling slate of epic blockbusters, shoestring independents, radical documentaries, mind-bending avant-garde, newly-restored classics, and breathtaking animation, JAPAN CUTS 2017 promises a bounty of cinematic discoveries for film fans and pop culture enthusiasts alike.

The programming team is proud to share the full lineup for the eleventh edition of JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film, running July 13-23, 2017 at Japan Society in New York City:
The Opening Film is the U.S. Premiere of MUMON: The Land of Stealth, the Centerpiece Presentation is the East Coast Premiere of Over the Fence, and the Closing Film is the East Coast Premiere of In This Corner of the World. Featuring appearances by Joe Odagiri (Over the Fence, FOUJITA, recipient of the CUT ABOVE Award for Outstanding Performance in Film), Konrad Aderer (Resistance at Tule Lake), Hanae Kan (Yamato (California), West North West), Taro Maki (In This Corner of the World), Shingo Matsumura (Love and Goodbye and Hawaii), Kyoko Miyake (Tokyo Idols), Daisuke Miyazaki (Yamato (California)), Yoshihiro Nakamura (MUMON: The Land of Stealth), Sahel Rosa (West North West), and Megumi Sasaki (A Whale of a Tale). Please browse the entire dynamic lineup via the website and listed here by program section:
Feature Slate
Alley Cat (dir. Hideo Sakaki), North American Premiere
ANTI-PORNO (dir. Sion Sono), East Coast Premiere (preceded by Sawako Kabuki’s Summer’s Puke is Winter’s Delight)
At the Terrace (dir. Kenji Yamauchi), North American Premiere
Daguerrotype (dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa), New York Premiere
The Extremists’ Opera (dir. Junko Emoto), International Premiere
FOUJITA (dir. Kohei Oguri), U.S. Premiere
In This Corner of the World (dir. Sunao Katabuchi), East Coast Premiere (Closing Film)
Love and Goodbye and Hawaii (dir. Shingo Matsumura), North American Premiere
Memoirs of a Murderer (dir. Yu Irie), New York Premiere
MUMON: The Land of Stealth (dir. Yoshihiro Nakamura), U.S. Premiere (Opening Film)
My Dad and Mr. Ito (dir. Yuki Tanada), U.S. Premiere
Neko Atsume House (dir. Masatoshi Kurakata), East Coast Premiere
Over the Fence (dir. Nobuhiro Yamashita), East Coast Premiere (Centerpiece Presentation)
Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow (dir. Yoshitaka Mori), New York Premiere (preceded by Yoko Kuno’s Spread)
Shippu Rondo (dir. Teruyuki Yoshida), North American Premiere
Summer Lights (dir. Jean-Gabriel Périot), North American Premiere
Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High (dir. Akira Nagai), U.S. Premiere
The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue (dir. Yuya Ishii), North American Premiere
West North West (dir. Takuro Nakamura), North American Premiere
Yamato (California) (dir. Daisuke Miyazaki), U.S.  Premiere
Classics: Rediscoveries & Restorations
Once Upon a Dream (dir. Kei Shichiri), International Premiere
The Ondekoza (dir. Tai Kato), U.S. Premiere
Zigeunerweisen (dir. Seijun Suzuki), North American Premiere
Documentary Focus
Resistance at Tule Lake (dir. Konrad Aderer), East Coast Premiere
Tokyo Idols (dir. Kyoko Miyake), East Coast Premiere
A Whale of a Tale (dir. Megumi Sasaki), North American Premiere
Experimental Spotlight
Haruneko (dir. Sora Hokimoto), North American Premiere
Hengyoro (Queer Fish Lane) (dir. Go Takamine), International Premiere
Shorts Showcase
Birds (Working Title) (dir. Koji Fukada), North American Premiere
We Are Shooting (dir. Raita Minorita), International Premiere
WHITE T AND FEEBLE THINGS (dir. Yun Su Kim), International Premiere
Breathless Lovers (dir. Shumpei Shimizu), International Premiere
Tickets are on sale to Japan Society members this week, and will open to the general public Monday, June 12. (We are offering festival passes for sale this year, in addition to bundled ticket deals.) Receive special announcements by subscribing to our newsletter, or following via Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #JAPANCUTS. Hope to see you here this July!
Joel Neville Anderson
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