Venues



◉ NEW PEOPLE Cinema ◉
Japan Film Festival of San Francisco – Main Venue


1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 | MAP
Official Website: www.newpeoplecinema.com
Film Festival Website: jffsf.org

NEW PEOPLE, located in historical Japantown in San Francisco, consists of a movie theater, fashion and beauty retailers, and an event space. Since its grand-opening in 2009, NEW PEOPLE has presented the latest Japanese contents including film, fashion, music, game/IT and much more. In 2013, Japan Film Festival of San Francisco launched at the NEW PEOPLE Cinema as the first and only Japanese film festival in the Bay Area. Main guests in the past have included Shunji Iwai (director), Miwa Nishikawa (director), Mitsutoshi Tanaka (director), Shinsuke Sato (director), Tadanobu Asano (Actor), Yuki Furukawa (actor), Tokyo Girls’ Style (vocal and dance group), Koji Morimoto (Animator) and many more.
 

◉ Parking
The Japan Center Garage entrance is located right in front of NEW PEOPLE on Post Street that also could be accessed from 1610 Geary Boulevard. Check out the rates: sfjapantown.org/parking

◉ Public Transportation
511.org gives a very detailed trip planner that shows you the best way to get to Japantown and Castro district from where you are, and with transit schedules specific to the time you plan to travel.
MUNI buslines running near Japantown: 2, 3, 4, 22, 31, 38, 38L
Castro Theatre is accessible by: MUNI Metro lines K, L, M and F and buslines 33, 35, 37 and 24

・Bay Area-Wide: www.511.org or call 511 from any area code
・East Bay BART: www.bart.gov or call (510) 465-2278
・North Bay Golden Gate Transit:
www.goldengate.org or call (415) 455-2000
・Peninsula/South Bay CalTrain: 
www.caltrain.com or call (800) 660-4287
・San Francisco MUNI: 
www.sfmuni.com or call (415) 673-6864