Japan Film Festival

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Japan Film Festival of San Francisco, presented by J-POP SUMMIT Festival, is the first fully-dedicated annual Japanese film event for the S.F. Bay Area.

This week-long festival will take place at the NEW PEOPLE Cinema beginning Saturday, July 27th through Sunday August 4th.


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Schedule


July 27

Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo at 11am
(106 min, English Subtitled)
http://jffsf.org/2013/evangelion3/

Fourteen years after the third impact, Shinji awakens to a world he does not recognize and his body has not aged a single day. Earth lies in ruins and those he once fought valiantly to protect have cruelly turned against him

How to Build a Mobile House at 1:30pm
(98 min, English Subtitled)
http://jffsf.org/2013/how-to-build-a-mobile-house/

Sakaguchis numerous books include Tokyo Zero Yen House, Zero Yen Life, inspired by the exuberant creativity of street dwellers. This documentary delves into the roots of dwelling, and living, through the unique activities of this architect who

Lesson of the Evil at 4:20pm
(129 min, English Subtitled)
http://jffsf.org/2013/lesson-of-the-evil/

Directed by Takashi Miike, Lesson of the Evil is a twisted psycho thriller based on the bestselling novel by Yusuke Kishi. Hasumi is a popular teacher among students at Shinko Academy, a private high school, and well respected by the faculty

Dreams for Sale at 7pm
(137 min, English Subtitled)
http://jffsf.org/2013/dreams-for-sale/

Written and directed by Miwa Nishikawa, whose SWAY and Dear Doctor were screened at numerous film festivals around the world, Dreams for Sale is a richly evocative drama about a couple who loses everything in a fire and attempt to


July 28

Wolf Children at 11am
(117 min, English Subtitled)
http://jffsf.org/2013/wolf-children/

From the visionary, award-winning creator of Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, comes a beautiful tale of love and triumph. 19 year old Hana finds herself falling in love with a wolf-man and becomes the mother of two

Naruto Shippuden: The Lost Tower at 1:30pm
(85 min, English Subtitled)
http://jffsf.org/2013/naruto-shippuden-the-lost-tower/

The Rogue Ninja Mukade is about to be caught by Narutos team when he summons forth the power of the LeyLine an ancient underground channel of chakra. Naruto gets caught up in the chakra and is sent back in time to the city of Loran

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II at 3:50pm
(92 min, English Subtitled)
http://jffsf.org/2013/berserk2/

For three years, Guts believed his mission was to pursue Griffiths dream together with him. But in order to become Griffiths equal and truly be called his friend, Guts realizes he will have to leave the Band of the Hawk

Rurouni Kenshin at 6:30pm
(134 min, English Subtitled)
http://jffsf.org/2013/rurouni-kenshin/

A live-action adaptation of Watsuki Nobuhiros sword-action manga. The manga sold over 57 million copies and has been translated in 23 countries. Also it has inspired an animation series. A slight and mild-mannered young man


July 29

Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo at 7pm
(106 min, English Subtitled)
http://jffsf.org/2013/evangelion3/


July 30

Lesson of the Evil at 7pm
(129 min, English Subtitled)
http://jffsf.org/2013/lesson-of-the-evil/


July 31

RENT A FAMILY INC. at 7pm
(Denmark / 77 min)
http://jffsf.org/2013/rent_a_family_inc

Danish Filmmaker Kaspar Astrup Schrders (The Invention of Dr. Nakamatsu) hit documentary RENT A FAMILY INC. is coming back to San Francisco by popular demand! This documentary follows Ryuichi, a Japanese family man who operates a professional stand-in business called I Want to Cheer You Up Ltd,


August 1

Rurouni Kenshin at 4pm
(134 min, English Subtitled)
http://jffsf.org/2013/rurouni-kenshin/

Platinum Data at 7pm
(134 min, English Subtitled)
http://jffsf.org/2013/platinum-data/

Ryuhei Kagura (Kazunari Ninomiya) is an exceptional scientist working at the National Police Agencys Special Analysis Research Institute. After solving a series of complex criminal cases, he is assigned to the investigation on the murders ofread


August 2

TIGER & BUNNY at 4pm
(90 min, English Subtitled)
http://jffsf.org/2013/tiger-bunny-the-beginning/

The city of Sternbild is protected by corporate superheroes known as NEXT, who fight crime while promoting their sponsors on the popular show HERO TV. Veteran hero Wild Tiger relies on his years of experience and instincts to fight

Library Wars at 7pm
(138 min, English Subtitled)
http://jffsf.org/2013/library-wars/

Based on the bestselling novel Toshokan Senso by Hiro Arikawa. Set in the year 2019 in Japan, in order to crack down on free expression, a new law is passed, which allows for the government to create an armed force to find and destroy


August 3

HUNTER X HUNTER at 11am
(97 min, English Subtitled)
http://jffsf.org/2013/hunter-x-hunter/

HUNTER x HUNTER: Phantom Rouge is based on the mega-hit manga series by Yoshihiro Togashi, author of Yu Yu Hakusho, selling over 60 million copies worldwide. With an original script written for the film, it reveals the early life of

Library Wars at 1:10pm
(138 min, English Subtitled)
http://jffsf.org/2013/library-wars/

Helter Skelter at 4:20pm
(127 min, English Subtitled)
http://jffsf.org/2013/helter-skelter/

SAKURAN director Mika Ninagawas live-action adaptation of the eponymous manga by Kyoko Okazaki, a shojo manga (girls comics) author with a devoted fanbase, utilizes brilliantly colored visuals in depicting the descent of an outwardly

Platinum Data at 7pm
(134 min, English Subtitled)
http://jffsf.org/2013/platinum-data/


August 4

Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo at 11am
(106 min, English Subtitled)
http://jffsf.org/2013/evangelion3/

Himizu at 1:10pm
(129 min, English Subtitled)
http://jffsf.org/2013/himizu/

Sion Sonos award-winning masterpiece with the elegant strains of Mozarts Requiem and Samuel Barber is based on Minoru Furuyas manga Himizu, meaning the species of a mole in Japanese. Set after the Tohoku earthquake and

Space Battleship Yamato at 3:20pm
(138 min, English Subtitled)
http://jffsf.org/2013/space-battleship-yamato/

A live-action rendition of the space opera Space Battleship Yamato (Uchu Senkan Yamato) which laid the foundations for the Japanese science fiction anime genre. A brave young crew journey into space to save the human race, which is

Wolf Children at 6:15pm
(117 min, English Subtitled)
http://jffsf.org/2013/wolf-children/

Schedule

San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema
1746 Post St
San Francisco, CA
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  1. San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema
    1746 Post St, San Francisco, CA