Monday, March 21, 2011

Japanese Film Festival 2011

The Japanese Film Festival is on it's ways. Showcasing Japanese cinemia. I'm always enthralled by the selection. All have more info as the show approaches and their site is updated

Japan Film Festival Los Angeles 2011

April 8 (fri), 9 (sat) New Beverly Cinema, Hollywood
7165 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90036
 April 10 (sun) East West Players, Little Tokyo120 Judge John Aiso Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 
 April 16 (sat) Starplex Cinema 5, Irivne4626 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604
 April 17 (sun) Yamaha Music Center, Irvine
4620 Barranca Parkway Irvine, CA 92604

About the movies so far
Shodo Girls-Blue Blue Sky- about a caligraphy club, with strange caligraphy events
The Billion Yen Jackpot- a jerk tries to make a billion yen with a new character like Hello Kitty
Twice Bombed The Legacy of Yamaguchi Tsutomu- a man survivies Hirsoshima, and ends up in Nagisaki for the second bombing
Turning Japanese -i'm unsure because the site has no snyopsis, i think it's about some people exploting a house guest
Mika, who was abandoned by her mother at birth and grew up in an orphanage, is now an adult and finds her biological mother, Naoko. Naoko lives with her kind husband and their only child, Ayano. For a few days, Mika watches them from a distance… And she makes a decision. (oh, I hope it's revenge)
The Neighbor (Directors is scheduled to appear.) a woman waited for 400 years to become someone's wife?
A Good Husband- couple drama

The Billion Yen Jackpot and Birthright are my top picks right now. I wish they could have snagged Symbol from Hitoshi Matsumoto who gave us Big Man Japan.