Calendar

"Japanese Film Festival"

Friday, July 12, 2013 - Sunday, July 14, 2013


Films:
Haru's Journey, Every Night Dreams, A Letter To Momo The Knot , 13 Assassins , Key of Life , Mrs. Judo, Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful. Tickets are $10/Each show or $35 for an All Festival Pass tickets.com, Crest Box Office, 1-80o-225-2277. For more information go to the site listed below.

OPENING NIGHT
HARU’S JOURNEY
Friday, July 12, 2013, 7:30 PM
Director: Masahiro Kobayashi 2010, 134 Minutes
A cranky old grandfather and his teenage granddaughter leave home to find a new life and home with his siblings. A bittersweet road movie about one family and on growing older in Japan.
In Japanese with English subtitles
HARU’S JOURNEY


Saturday, July 13, 2013, 12:45 PM
EVERY NIGHT DREAMS
In order to provide a better future for her young son, a single mother works hard in a waterfront Tokyo bar. Her husband, who left the family three years ago, returns with the intention of being a better husband and father.
Director: Mikio Naruse 1933 Classic, 65 Minutes Drama/Silent Film
In Japanese with English subtitles


Saturday, July 13, 2013, 2:20 PM
A LETTER TO MOMO
Studio Ghibli’s hand-drawn anime film was seven years in the making. In this coming of age saga, a feisty prepubescent heroine, Momo, moves to a small Japanese island after her father’s death. 2012 Asian Pacific Screen Award for Best Animated Feature Film.
Film Maker: Hiroyuki Okiura 2011, 120 Minutes Anime
In Japanese with English subtitles


Saturday, July 13, 2013, 4:45 PM
THE KNOT
Asako is married to a company man, Keisuke. Fourteen years ago, Asako was a student and Keisuke was a junior high school teacher who took advantage of her. Was it love or was she a victim of a crime?
Director: Yuichi Onuma 2010, 91 Minutes Drama
In Japanese with English subtitles


Saturday, July 13, 2013, 8:00 PM
13 ASSASSINS
It’s 1844 near the end of feudal Japan. Master samurai Shimada is ordered to kill the sociopathic Lord Naritsuga. 11 samurai and one wanna-be samurai join forces with him. The final battle of 13 samurai against 200 men is a cinematic masterpiece. 2011 winner of 4 Japanese Academy Awards.
Director: Takashi Miike 2010, 126 Minutes Action/Drama, Rated R
In Japanese with English subtitles


Sunday, July 14, 2013, 1:30 PM
KEY OF LIFE
Sakurai is an actor who botches his suicide; Kondo is a professional killer, slips on a bar of soap and suffers amnesia. Sakurai switches identity with Kondo who believes he is Sakurai. Kanae, a woman with no man, tells co-workers she is getting married. Their lives intersect in a comedy of crazy twists and deadpan acting. 2012 Shanghai International Film Festival winner for Best Screenplay.
Director: Kenji Uchida 2012, 128 Minutes Comedy
In Japanese with English subtitles


Sunday, July 14, 2013, 4:00 PM
MRS. JUDO: BE STRONG, BE GENTLE, BE BEAUTIFUL
Born in 1913, Keiko Fukuda was the granddaughter of a Meiji era samurai warrior and the only woman awarded judo’s highest honor – the 10th degree Black Belt. Fukuda san chose judo over marriage and taught that judo’s essence involves the inner spirit. Filmmaker Yuriko Romer will be on stage at the Crest. 2013 Moscow Film Festival Jury Award for Best Documentary.
Film Maker: Yuriko Romer 2012, 66 Minutes Documentary
In Japanese with English subtitles

Playing in Theatre 1
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