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2015 Japan Film Festival Of S.F. Announces Film Screenings For J-POP SUMMIT Weekend

JFFSF15-LOGO-MAINThe 2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco (JFFSF), the first and only fully-dedicated Japanese film celebration for the S.F. Bay Area, has detailed an exciting schedule of screenings and special guest appearances taking place during the weekend of the 2015 J-POP SUMMIT.

Opening in conjunction with the 2015 J-POP Summit on Saturday, August 8th and running thru Sunday, August 16th, the 2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco will take place at the NEW PEOPLE Cinema, located inside the NEW PEOPLE entertainment complex in Japantown at 1746 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94115 .

More than 25 films will be screened.

Tickets to individual screenings are $13.00 each, unless otherwise noted. Film summaries, trailers, screening times and advance tickets are available online.

JFFSF Films playing the weekend of J-POP SUMMIT include:

KAKEKOMI

Saturday, August 8th, 12:00pm

Based on the novel by Hisashi Inoue, Kakekomi delivers extraordinary story of recovering women’s rights with a witty script.

 

the VANCOUVER ASAHI

Saturday, August 8th, 3:00pm

Based on a true story, this film is set in the 1930s in Vancouver, where a baseball team called The Asahi is formed by Canadian-born kids of Japanese immigrants growing up in a small Japantown.

 

MY MAN

Saturday, August 8th, 6:00pm – Special Guest Appearance by Tadanobu Asano

When loneliness leads to forbidden love, how far will you go?

 

SPACE BROTHERS #0

Sunday, August 9th, 12:00pm

Space Brothers #0 functions as a great introduction to the TV anime series, Space Brothers (Sentai Filmworks), based on the popular manga by Chuya Koyama.

 

The World of Koji Morimoto

Sunday, August 9th, 1:50pm – Special Guest appearance by Director Koji Morimoto

A collection of three short films by one of Japan’s top anime director, Koji Morimoto.

 

BLIND SWORDSMAN: ZATOICHI

Sunday, August 9th, 4:00pm

Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi is a 2003 samurai action film, directed by and starring famed actor Takeshi Kitano (“Beat” Takeshi) as Zatoichi.

 

PALE MOON

Sunday, August 9th, 6:30pm

Based on the bestselling novel “Kami No Tsuki (Paper Moon)” by Mitsuyo Kakuta, and directed by Daihachi Yoshida, the critically acclaimed crime drama unfolds around an obedient housewife working part-time as a bank teller who becomes a reckless embezzler in order to live it up with a young lover.

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