Los Angeles

Japanese American National Museum

111 N. Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

 
 

Saturday, AUGUST 18TH

11:00 AM - blank 13 + Video Message from Takumi Saitoh

1:00 PM - Oh Lucy! (short) & Short Film Collections

3:20 PM - Scythian Lamb 羊の木

5:50 PM - One Cut of the Dead カメラを止めるな!

 

Sunday, AUGUST 19Th

11:00 AM - Lost In Ramen ラーメン食いてえ!+ Dir. Yuki Kumagai

1:20 PM - Forgive-Don't Forget戦争を忘れずにお互いに許す + Dir. Brad Bennett

3:05 PM - We Are X

5:20 PM - Hee 火  + Q&A with Kaori Momoi

 

Orange County

Newport Beach Higashi Honganji

254 Victoria St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

 

 
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Koji's father is missing. It takes thirteen years for the man to be found, but he is ridden with cancer and does not have long.

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Oh Lucy!

OH LUCY! follows Setsuko, a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman, seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo.

 
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The scythian lamb

A sleepy seaside town is stirred by the arrival of six mysterious strangers who acclimate to local life in distinct roles.

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One Cut of the DEad

Things go badly for a hack director and film crew shooting a low budget zombie movie in an abandoned WWII Japanese facility, when they are attacked by real zombies.

 
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Lost in ramen

After a series of tragic events, three individuals find their lives intertwined through the magical comfort of a warm bowl of ramen.

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Forgive - Don't Forget

When Japan surrendered to the U.S. at the end of World War II, numerous Japanese swords were confiscated and taken back to the States. An American filmmaker attempts to return one of these surrendered swords to its original owner.

 
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WE ARE X

A transcendent rock & roll story about X Japan, the world’s biggest and most successful band you’ve never heard of...yet.

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Hee

Upon encountering a prostitute in an elevator, a Japanese psychologist living in the United States begins examining and questioning her in his head.

 
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THE GIFT OF MEMORY

A film director who is location hunting in Kumamoto meets and travels with a young woman

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BEHIND THE COVE

In 2010, THE COVE, a documentary about dolphin hunting in Taiji, Japan, won an Academy Award. The movie certainly brought attention to the whaling issue as a whole. But was the documentary entirely truthful?

 
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BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER

If you could travel back to any time, when would you go back to? This movie makes that possible.

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WAKE UP IN AMERICA

37-year-old Megumi decides it’s time to explore a new world as she embarks on a journey to the States and discover herself while studying English in America.

 
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HANA'S MISO SOUP

Chie, a young girl out of college, is diagnosed with cancer soon after becoming engaged

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ITO - STRINGS

The Genkai Sea in East Japan glistening under the blue sky. You can see the horizon line in the background from a small island located in the East Japan: Ito-shima.

 

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Interested in films and organizing events? Apply to become a volunteer at JFFLA this year!

 

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What is JFFLA?

The Japan Film Festival – Los Angeles originally started out in 2003. We are dedicated to strengthening the general understanding of Japanese culture by providing American and Japanese audiences in Los Angeles cutting-edge, original films depicting authentic representations of contemporary Japan.