With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Sunday, November 14, 2010

ACF 776: Live-action film "The Legend of Kamui" will be shown in San Francisco

The Red Lantern and VCinema present
The Legend of Kamui
Directed by Yoichi Sai
West Coast Premiere: Friday, Nov 19th · 7:00pm - 10:30pm
Complete Screening Run is Nov 19 thru Dec 1
VIZ Cinema (Japan Town)
1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA

Here's some great news for you Asian film fans in the Bay Area. I learned about it from my friend Jon Jung, who's a driving force behind both the VCinema podcast and blog.

The Red Lantern and VCinema wil l be starting the first in their movie series with the 2009 Japanese film THE LEGEND OF KAMUI, aka KAMUI GAIDEN, a live-action adaptation of the best-selling manga by Sampei Shirato. This is the West Coast premiere of the film. And I'm here in New York, quite envious.

Born a ninja. Die a ninja.

In 17th century Japan, disillusioned ninja Kamui finds himself on the run, in search of freedom. However, he discovers he's being hunted by members of his ...former clan who want to assassinate him for the clan secrets that he possesses. When he finally settles down in a small fishing village, Kamui finds himself face to face with an old nemesis whom he must deal with along with the ninja hunting party who are hot on his trail.

THE LEGEND OF KAMUI is a thrilling action movie starring some of the hottest talent in Japanese cinema today: Japan Academy Award winner Kenichi Matsuyama (DETROIT METAL CITY, DEATH NOTE), Koyuki (THE LAST SAMURAI), Anna Tsuchiya (KAMIKAZE GIRLS), and Suzuka Ohgo (MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA). The film is directed by Yoichi Sai whose 2004 film BLOOD AND BONES garnered four Japan Academy Awards.

The film will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles.

Tickets will be $10 and will include a screening of the film as well as an post-movie reception with food and drinks and other goodies.

This event is open to the general public.

The Red Lantern is an Asian cinema meetup group located in the San Francisco Bay Area: http://www.meetup.com/sf-asian-film/.

VCinema is an Asian cinema podcast also located in the San Francisco Bay Area: http://vcinemashow.com/.

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