Festival of New Japanese Film Opens thru NYC’s Japan Society, July 9-19

New York, N.Y.  North America’s largest festival of Japanese cinema, JAPAN CUTS presents the A to Z of new film made in and around Japan for its exciting and expanded ninth edition. Premiering a thrilling slate of blockbusters and independent features never before seen in NYC, JAPAN CUTS redefines itself with fresh sections on documentary, new classics, avant-garde and more special guest stars and auteurs than ever, with a focus on the rebellious edge of contemporary Japan. Don’t miss a moment of this frenetic 10-day festival filled with outrageous comedies, action epics, heart-wrenching dramas, radical documentaries, brooding romances, psychedelic animation and otherworldly fantasy, plus parties, award ceremonies, drink, food and live music!

Opening Film: HIBI ROCK: Puke Afro and the Pop Star
Centerpiece Presentation: Asleep & 100 Yen Love
Closing Film: Sanchu Uprising: Voices at Dawn


☆ Monday, June 1: Tickets on sale to Japan Society members. From Monday, June 1 to Sunday, June 7, JS Members can purchase tickets by visiting the box office or calling (212) 715-1258 with valid membership ID. Visit the Japan Society membership page to learn more.

Monday, June 8: Tickets on sale to the general public.

SPECIAL OFFER: Purchase at least 5 tickets for 5 different films and receive $2 off each ticket. Order only at Box Office or by phone (212) 715-1258. Offer not available online. Offer not valid for specially priced tickets on schedule.

In this one-day workshop participants will learn to manipulate the surface of the film using a variety of camera-less filmmaking techniques: painting, scratching, collage, and masking in order to create an experimental film on 16mm. Films made in this workshop will screen as part of the Experimental Spotlight program during JAPAN CUTS 2015!


Thursday, July 9

Friday, July 10

Saturday, July 11

Sunday, July 12

Tuesday, July 14

Wednesday, July 15

Thursday, July 16

Friday, July 17

Saturday, July 18

Sunday, July 19

JAPAN CUTS is generously sponsored by UNIQLO and Sapporo USA Inc.          Sony SRW-5800 HDCAM-SR Studio VTR is provided courtesy of Sony Electronics Inc.Transportation is generously supported by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese Airlines sponsor of Film Programs at Japan Society.Additional transportation is generously supported by United Airlines.

The opening night festivities are generously supported by The Globus Family.

Japan Society’s Film Programs are generously supported by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund.

Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, Kenneth A. Cowin, Mr. and Mrs. Omar H. Al-Farisi, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Catanzaro, Laurel Gonsalves, David S. Howe, James Read Levy, Geoff Matters, and Dr. Tatsuji Namba.

Images: HIBI ROCK: Puke Afro and the Pop Star © 2014 “HIBI ROCK” Film Partners; 100 Yen Love © 2014 Toei Video; Asleep © 2015 Yoshimoto Banana/ “Shirakawa Yofune” Film Partners. All Rights Reserved; Haruko’s Paranormal Laboratory © 2015 “HARUKO’S PARANORMAL LABORATORY” FILM PARTNERS; Seven Weeks © PSC; Undulant Fever © 2014 Undulant Fever Production Committee; Sanchu Uprising: Voices at Dawn © 2014 IKKINO PROJECT; Cruel Story of Youth © 1960 Shochiku Co., Ltd.; Round Trip Heart © 2015 Toei Video

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