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JAPAN CUTS the New York Festival Contemporary Japanese Cinema

JAPAN CUTS
THE NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE CINEMA

July 12-28, 2012


"North America's premiere showcase for Japanese film" (Firefox News), JAPAN CUTS is an inimitable platform for contemporary Japanese cinema, showing the diversity and vitality of one of the most exciting world cinemas, and ranging from refined, high-concept art house titles to popular and grindhouse genre movies. In its sixth consecutive year, JAPAN CUTS 2012 includes close to 40 titles screening from July 12 to 28, with 12 co-presentations with the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF, 11th edition), with which it forms a winning summer fest combination that shows 100 films annually.  As its centerpiece, this year’s edition of the festival will highlight the career of living Japanese film legend 
Koji Yakusho. Visit the website for information and to purchase tickets!

 

Thursday, July 12

6:30 - Asura

8:15 - Smuggler

 

Friday, July 13

6:30 - Hard Romanticker

8:40 - The Atrocity Exhibition (Let's Make the Teacher… + Big Gun + Henge)

 

Saturday, July 14

1:00 - Scabbard Samurai

3:15 - Tokyo Playboy Club

5:30 - Gyo

7:15 - Love Strikes! + Striking Love! JAPAN CUTS Opening Party!*

 

Sunday, July 15

1:30 - Ace Attorney

4:15 - Tormented

6:00 - Monsters Club*

8:00 - Chips

 

Tuesday, July 17

7:30 - Zombie Ass

 

Wednesday, July 18

7:30 - Girls for Keeps

 

Thursday, July 19

6:30 - Someday

8:30 - 9 Souls

 

Friday, July 20

7:00 - The Woodsman and the Rain, Centerpiece Gala Presentation*

 

Saturday, July 21

1:00 - Shall We Dance?

3:30 - Toad's Oil

6:00 - Chronicle of My Mother

8:20 - 13 Assassins*

11:00 - Cure

 

Sunday, July 22

1:00 - Love Strikes!

3:15 - No Man's Zone*

5:20 - About the Pink Sky

7:20 - Isn't Anyone Alive?

9:30 - Roadside Fugitive

 

Tuesday, July 24

7:00 - Rebirth

 

Wednesday, July 25

7:00 - Rent-a-Cat*

9:15 - Ushijima the Loan Shark

 

Tuesday, July 26

7:00 - Don't Stop! + DON'T STOP! JAPAN CUTS Party*

 

Friday, July 27

7:00 – Leonie*

 

Saturday, July 28

1:00 - A Gentle Rain Falls for Fukushima

3:00 - Women on the Edge

5:00 - Lonely Swallows

7:00 - The Brat!

9:00 - Space Battleship Yamato

 

*Director or actor introduction and/or Q&A!

The 11th New York Asian Film Festival launches this week

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    The New York Asian Film Festival (June 29 - July 15) returns !   The opening night film is Pang Ho-cheung’s astonishingly filthy, extremely hilarious VULGARIA, a movie about making movies, shot in just 12 days, all about gangsters named Brother Tyrannosaur, sleazy lawyers, the sex film industry, and men who love donkeys a little too much. The Hollywood Reporter calls it a “...laugh-out-loud, aptly titled comedy.” Pang himself, Hong Kong's hottest young director, will be a gues...

The New York Asian Film Festival returns (June 29 - July 15)

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The New York Asian Film Festival (June 29 - July 15) returns - and this year we’re bringing crazy back!   The opening night film is Pang Ho-cheung’s astonishingly filthy, extremely hilarious VULGARIA, a movie about making movies, shot in just 12 days, all about gangsters named Brother Tyrannosaur, sleazy lawyers, the sex film industry, and men who love donkeys a little too much. The Hollywood Reporter calls it a “...laugh-out-loud, aptly titled comedy.” Pang himself, Hong Kong's hotte...

New York, 2011 Japan Cuts Film Festival

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For the last five consecutive years JAPAN CUTS, the New York festival of contemporary Japanese Cinema   has been embedded in the New York Asian Film Festival and steadily gained in importance. There are now more films from Japan at the NY Asian Film Festival than from any other country. Programmed during the Film Festival, at the Walter Read Theater and the Japan Society from July 1-14, 35 Japanese films were shown. It included 32 new titles, mostly premieres which were presented only once. Th...

Expanding Taiwanese film making

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We may be returning to the success enjoyed by Taiwanese Cinema in 2000 when CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON ruled the international box office and YI YI was prominent in the film festival circuit. Over the last two years the most successful films in Taiwan were domestic productions, Taiwanese films have increased their presence at international film festivals and open access to the huge market in mainland China provides now an advantage no other foreign country enjoys. Potentially the...

The 2010 New York Film Festival

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The New York Film Festival, still after 22 years under the outstanding stewardship of Richard Pena, has completed its 48th edition running from September 24 to October 10. It has remained a most desirable platform for directors and the place to detect tendencies for high quality commercial movie making and for films in the art cinema sector. It is a festival where film tastes are shaped and where an upscale discerning audience derives pointers for serious filmmaking and for features they should...

New York: JAPAN CUTS Film Festival

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Co-presented with the New York Asian Film Festival, though most titles were screened at the Japan Society, JAPAN CUTS is the largest Japanese film festival in the United States. Held for the fourth time from July 1st through the 4th, it offered this year during the Asian Film Festival and at the Japan Society 24 titles spanning a wide variety of themes and styles. This diversity in film making approaches is certainly startling ranging from the anime KING OF THORN on a world threatening cold slee...

JAPAN CUTS Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema (July 1-16)

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 Offering you the roughest, the sharpest... and the smoothest of today’s cutting-edge film scene!

JAPAN CUTS returns with the only large-scale Japanese film festival in North America, offering U.S. and NY premieres of the latest and best in Japanese cinema. In its fourth consecutive year, the summer festival will screen over 20 titles (the most ever!), including co-presentations with the New York Asian Film Festival (July 1-4) and a special selection of films from the last decade (Best of Unreleased Naughties!) which have not been treated to U.S. release.

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New York Asian Film Festival to open with Written by

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New York Asian Film Festival (June 19 ­ July 5) Announces Opening Night, Closing Night and Centerpiece Presentation Films Taking place at the IFC Center and Japan Society in New York City, the New York Asian Film Festival is the largest festival of popular Asian film in North America and we're proud to announce its Opening and Closing Night films as well as its Centerpiece Presentation. These three titles join a line-up of 45 feature films competing in this year¹s New York Asian Film Festival ...

New York Asian Film Festival Awards

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This year the New York Asian Film Festival gave two sets of awards this year. One was the Audience Award that we give every year, selected by the audience, then, for the first time ever, we had a jury who gave out five awards, including a Grand Prize. The winners of the jury awards for the New York Asian Film Festival 2008are: - Winner - New York Asian Film Festival Grand Prize SAD VACATION directed by Shinji Aoyama - Honorable Mention and Best Ensemble Cast SPARROW STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKES - Best ...

NYAFF Audience Award

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The New York Asian Film Festival wrapped.Each year, the audience at the New York Asian Film Festival votes on a movie that they think deserves the Subway Cinema Audience Award. Our team of top scientists analyze the results and then issue them to the public. This might just be the most eagerly-anticipated moment of the year for the entertainment industry.Past winners have included MY SASSY GIRL, PING PONG, PLEASE TEACH ME ENGLISH, THE TASTE OF TEA and ALWAYS. This year, the winner is:MEMORIES OF...

NY Asian Film Fest line up

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NEW YORK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2007: June 22 ­ July 8 June 22 ­ July 5 @ the IFC Center(323 Sixth Avenue, between 3rd and 4th Streets) July 5 ­ 8 @ Japan Society(333 East 47th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Full write-ups are available at:http://www.subwaycinema.com/ The final line-up for the New York Asian Film Fest. More guests, more movies, more fun! SPECIAL GUESTSDirector E. J-Yong of DASEPO NAUGHTY GIRLS will be attending Director Shusuke Kaneko of DEATH NOTE and DEATH NOTE: THE LA...

The New York Asian Film Festival 2006 ended

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The New York Asian Film Festival 2006 ended last week, and we've been feverishly counting up the Audience Award ballots. And now, it's with great pleasure that we present the winner of the New York Asian Film Festival's 2006 Audience Award:ALWAYS (Japan, 2005)Takashi Yamazaki's sprawling drama about the citizens of a beat-down neighborhood in Tokyo during the 1950's boom years sent audiences out into the lobby smiling and crying and it now joins the ranks of MY SASSY GIRL, PING PONG, PLEASE TEAC...

New York Asian Film Festival announces guests

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This year there will be several special events and guests for the New York Asian Film Festival. Sunday, June 11 @ 7pm the Subway Cinema crew will close the Brooklyn International Film Festival with a screening of PEACOCK at the Brooklyn Museum. Giveaways! Funny outfits! Puppets! And a movie! Wednesday, June 14 @ 7:30pm Subway Cinema and the Japan Society will present a special screening of ALWAYS – SUNSET ON THIRD STREET the Japanese movie that swept Japan’s Academy Awards, winning 13 of ...

The New York Asian Film Festival is back

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The New York Asian Film Festival is back. And it's five years old! Five years ago, the five of us in Subway Cinema had no film festival experience, no money, no connections - nothing but an intense love for Asian films and a large amount of stupidity that made us think we could put together a film festival focusing on the best contemporary Asian movies.Five years later we still have no money, we still have no connections, and we're still stupid. But somehow we've premiered movies from Suzuki Sei...

Subway Cinema’s New York Asian Film Festival

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Rarely does a film festival stress popular and commercially successful movies, dispenses with intellectual and high brow aspiration, disregards art house films, and provides little or no amenities to journalist and media professionals. Yet the 4th annual New York Asian Film Festival presented thirty new Asian feature films not screened before in New York City in two venues, the venerable Anthology Film Archives and the uptown Imaginasian Theatre, In spite of the lack of festival accoutrement...

New York Asian Film Festival concludes with awards

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New York Asian Film Festival, has concluded. This year it screened 31 films over 16 days. The New York Asian Film Festival Audience Award winner for 2005 is: THE TASTE OF TEA (Japan)And this year's Runner's-Up were:KAMIKAZE GIRLS (Japan) and CRYING FIST (South Korea)Additionally, this year's lineup was honored with International Premieres of MIND GAME and MARATHON, North American Premieres of PRINCESS RACCOON, UNIVERSITY OF LAUGHS, TETSUJIN-28, SNAKE OF JUNE, ELECTRIC SHADOWS, CRAZY N' THE CITY...

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