Japan Film Festival

May 18
05.18.2014 10:00 am

The Museum of Photographic Arts has partnered with Japan Film Festival Los Angeles to present cutting‐edge, original films depicting authentic representations of contemporary Japan as a way of strengthening the general understanding of Japanese culture.  

Single film admission: $10 advance, $12 at the door

For ticket purchases, please visit www.jffla.org

10:00 am - The Promise: Prenatal Memories of Children
This documentary film explores the themes of prenatal memories, parenting, and the healing of our own inner children. 

Dir. Norio Ogikubo / 114 min. / Japanese with English subtitles

12:30 pm - Tenshin
The works of Tenshin and his circle of artists didn’t fit with the times and alienated artists who supported more traditional styles of art. It was with the goal of creating bold and fresh works of art that Tenshin and four others left Tokyo for Izura and founded the Japan Art Academy. 

Dir. Katsuya Matsumura / Japanese with English subtitles

3:00 pm - Pecoross' Mother and Her Days
Yuuichi Okano is a baby boomer born and raised in Nagasaki, Japan. His bald-head looks like a pecoross, a small onion. His Mother, Mitsue has dementia that began soon after her husband, Satoru, passed away 10 years ago. The film depicts their daily life that is full of humor and sweet sorrow.

Dir. Azuma Mprosaki / 113 min. / Japanese with English subtitles


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