“To Live To Act : Tatsuya Nakadai”screening (60min) &

Mr.Tatsuya Nakadai Talk Show !!



 Tatsuya Nakadai

Tatsuya Nakadai is one of Japan’s most accomplished actors appearing in more than 120 motion pictures in a distinguished career of over 60 years. The stage-trained actor got his start in Japanese cinema in the 1950’s during the golden age of Japanese movies. He starred in motion pictures of Japan’s most respected directors, such as “Black River” (Kuroi kawa) – d. Masaki Kobayashi, “Odd Obsession” (Kagi) – d. Kon Ichikawa,” Immortal Love” (Eien no hito) – d. Keisuke Kinoshita, “Yojimbo”,”High and Low” –d. Akira Kurosawa, “Harakiri” (Seppuku) – d. Masaki Kobayashi  ,”Kagemusha”,”Ran” – d. Akira Kurosawa.

 Im 1975, he founded his own theater troupe, Mumeijuku, (Anonymous Group) so he could provide training to younger actors and a studio where they can perform. Now in his, 80s Nakadai is still passionate about acting in movies, television and on the stage. He still continues to write and direct the actors in his theater troupe while trying to learn his lines for his role in the upcoming play.

This documentary movie takes you backstage to see how he his passion for teaching the craftsmanship of acting to the actors and why he continues to work as a an actor.  how he still bears “the great pressure of acting” and why he needs to keep acting until the curtain falls on the final stage of his life.

May 10 ( Sat.) 11:40am ~ 1:45pm
with English Subtitle and Translate

Mr. Tatsuya Nakadai and director, Hidetaka Inazuka will appear in person!!

New Gardena Hotel : 1641 W. Redondo Beach Blvd. Gardena, CA 90247

Advance ticket : $20. you can buy credit card.   At the window : $25

Sorry advance tickets Sold Out.

* Can not use film coupon ticket.