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Japan Cuts: The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema officially begins this evening at Japan Society and will run through July 22nd. Tonight's films are Osamu Tezuka’s Buddha: The Great Departure at 6:45 PM (it will also be shown on Sunday, July 10th at 12:30 PM) and Ringing in Their Ears at 9:00 PM (it will also be screened at NYAFF at the Walter Reade on Monday, July 11th at 1:30 in the afternoon). Both films are among the 10 co-presentations with the New York Asian Film Festival, which continues to screening films at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater.
This is the fifth year of the Japan Cuts film festival and it's bigger and better than ever, with 32 new titles from many genres. In addition to all these recent films, Kinji Fukusaku's final film, the terrific and controversial Battle Royale (2000), will be given a celebratory screening tomorrow, Friday July 8th at 9:15 PM.
The festival will also be graced by the presence of several directors, actors, and actresses at certain screenings, and by some special post-screening parties.
Japan Society is located at 333 East 47th Street, between 1st and 2ndd Avenues, NYC.
Complete schedule information, descriptions of individual films, and to order tickets for Japan Cuts.
Complete schedule info, descriptions of individual films, and to order tickets for the New York Asian Film Festival.