JFFSF 2017

The Fifth Japan Film Festival of San Francisco will be held at NEW PEOPLE Cinema between September 1st and 10th! Come enjoy the premiere screenings of the newest Japanese live-action and animation films, special appearances and Q&A sessions with film directors. Follow us on facebook for updates!

Director Shunji Iwai

Director Shunji Iwai made a special appearance for the screening of his latest film, A Bride for Rip Van Winkle, at NEW PEOPLE Cinema on Sunday, July 24th, 2016. The Q&A session had an intriguing back and forth and the director enjoyed his time conversing with his San Francisco fans .


1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 Home to many local film festivals, NEW PEOPLE Cinema is a 143-seat cinema located in the basement of NEW PEOPLE building in San Francisco’s Japantown. Enjoy the cutting-edge HD digital projection and THX®-certified sound system.