Category Archives: Japan

A Deer of Nine Colors and Nezha Conquers the Dragon King

March 28 A Deer of Nine Colors (1981), China, in Mandarin with English Subtitles. 30 minutes. Nezha Conquers the Dragon King (1979), China, in Mandarin with English Subtitles. 65 minutes. This week we are screening two animated films from the … Continue reading

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Jeans Blues: No Future

February 21 Jeans Blues: No Future (1974), Japan, in Japanese with English Subtitles. 91 minutes. Seiko and Jiro come together by accident after stealing money. Together they set off on a roadtrip of spending and stealing some more until the … Continue reading

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FUDOH The New Generation

November 29 FUDOH The New Generation (1996), Japan, in Japanese with English Subtitles. 98 minutes. This is one of Takashi Miike’s early yakuza films, about the son of a gangster who wants to take revenge for his brother who his … Continue reading

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Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space

November 1 Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space (2003), Japan, in Japanese with English subtitles. 92 minutes. This animated film focuses on Tamala, a rude young cat who leaves her home on Cat Earth to try to find her … Continue reading

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Last Life in the Universe

October 11 Last Life in the Universe (2003), Thailand and Japan, in Thai and Japanese with English subtitles. 112 minutes. Personal tragedies connect two seemingly opposite people- a suicidal Japanese man who obsessively compulsively organizes his life, and a messy, … Continue reading

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The Castle of Sand

September 13 The Castle of Sand (1974), Japan, in Japanese with English subtitles. 143 minutes. This film is considered to be director Yoshitarō Nomura’s masterpiece. In the film, two detectives begin investigating the murder of an well-liked elderly man. As … Continue reading

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Films Screened Summer 2012

Here is the list of films we screened this summer: June 7 A Touch of Zen (1971), Taiwan, in Mandarin with English subtitles.      The film is about an ordinary artist named Ku who is living with his mother … Continue reading

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