New York Japan CineFest

The JICC and the New York Japan CineFest Present
2015 new york japan cinefest
New York Japan CineFest | September 24, 2015 | Thursday, 6:30PM  
director ema ryan yamazaki
Highlighting some of the most exciting new voices in cinema, the New York Japan CineFest will be visiting the JICC for one evening to present an exciting night of four short films by emerging female Japanese filmmakers.

Founded by two filmmakers, Yasu Suzuki and Kosuke Furukawa, and music producer Hiroshi Kono, the New York Japan CineFest focuses on connecting independent Japanese filmmakers with the global cinematic community. 
 
Please join us for a discussion and Q&A with guest Director Ema Ryan Yamazaki following the series! 
 
Tsuyako (艶子) 
2011 | 25 min | Directed by Mitsuyo Miyazaki
 
During post-war Japan, Tsuyako lives a demanding life as a mill factory worker, obedient wife, and loving mother. When an old female lover, Yoshie, pays a surprise visit, Tsuyako finds herself entranced by the dream of a different life.
tsuyako
Little Kyota Errand Hood (京太のおつかい)

2014 | 20 min | Directed by Satsuki Okawa
Three years after the earthquake and tsunami, little boy Kyota meets little girl Shiori. Sharing similar eccentricities, the two quickly become friends and plan to embark on an adventure together. 
little kyoto errand hood
Reflection
2014 | 23 min | Directed by Hazuki Aikawa
Tara, a young single mother, struggles to understand and come to terms with her son’s gender identity. Reflection tells the story of a mother and her enduring influence on her child’s life. It provides an honest look at what it means to be a parent to a LGBTQ+ youth.
reflection
Monk By Blood (お寺の子)

2013 | 25 min | Directed by Ema Yamazaki

As a first-born son, 21-year-old Scion Sasaki is destined to take over his family’s Buddhist temple in Kyoto, a temple that is 800 years old and has been managed by 23 generations of Scion’s family. Born in California, Scion was was brought back to Japan at the age of 9 and raised to understand his ultimate duty. Meanwhile, he juggles multiple worlds as a monk, DJ, and aspiring chef.
monk by blood
Some films may contain mild sexual content. Viewer discretion is advised. 
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This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for security purposes.
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Doors open at 6:00PM and will close once seating is full or promptly at 7:00PM.
Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis.
Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.

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