Films + Tickets

See By Date | By Genre

 
【 Sept 28 Fri 】

Liz and the Blue Bird
Sept.28 Fri @ 7:15 PM 【San Francisco Premiere】
2018 | 90 min | English Subtitles | Directed by Naoko Yamada

Liz and the Blue Bird is the latest film by director Naoko Yamada from Kyoto Animation, with the main staff of her critically-acclaimed film A Silent VoiceRead More
 
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【 Sept 29 Sat 】

Sekigahara
Sept.29 Sat @ 12:00 PM 【San Francisco Premiere】
2017 | 149 min | English Subtitles | Directed by Masato Harada
★ Special appearance of Director Masato Harada!

A film adaptation of Shiba Ryotaro’s best-selling novel which depicts a new interpretation of The Battle of Sekigahara, the greatest conflict… Read More
 
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gion

A Tale of Love and Honor: Life in Gion
Sept.29 Sat @ 3:30 PM 【FREE ADMISSION!】
2017 | 49 min | English Subtitles | Presented by NHK WORLD-Japan

FREE ADMISSION! Within Japan, there’s a place that seems to transport visitors to another world: Gion, in Kyoto. When night falls in this historic district… Read More

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cinemakabuki

Cinema Kabuki: The Tale of Bunshichi
-Ninjobanashi Bunshichi Mottoi-

Sept.29 Sat @ 4:50 PM 【San Francisco Premiere】
2008 | 87 min | English Subtitles | Directed by Yoji Yamada

Kanzaburo Nakamura XVIII, Japan’s Kabuki legend known for breaking from tradition to bring the stylized art form to younger generations and audiences overseas… Read More

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namie amuro Final Tour 2018 – Finally –
at Tokyo Dome (Final Performance)

Sept.29 Sat @ 7:00 PM 【North American Premiere】
2018 | 163 min | Japanese language only

J-POP living legend, Namie Amuro’s final live tour “Finally” will be revealed on the big screen exclusively at JFFSF! Since she shocked the world… Read More

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【 Sept 30 Sun 】

Blank 13
Sept.30 Sun @ 12:00 PM 【San Francisco Premiere】
2017 | 70 min | English Subtitles | Directed by Takumi Saito

Blank 13 is actor Saitoh Takumi’s feature-film directorial debut and has won multiple awards including the Best Director in the Asian New Talent Awards at… Read More

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Magic Kimono
Sept.30 Sun @ 1:40 PM 【North American Premiere】
2017 | 99 min | English Subtitles | Directed by Maris Martinsons
★ Special appearance of Actor Kaori Momoi!

Co-produced in Japan and the Republic of Latvia, the unusual reunion between a woman who has withdrawn into herself and her husband is depicted… Read More

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Before We Vanish
Sept.30 Sun @ 4:30 PM 
2017 | 129 min | English Subtitles | Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa

J-horror master Kurosawa Kiyoshi brings the Japanese popular theatrical play “Before We Vanish” to life in this feature film adaptation. Narumi (Masami Nagasawa)… Read More

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【 Oct 1 Mon 】

The Night is Short, Walk On Girl
Oct.1 Mon @ 7:15 PM 
2017 | 93 min | English Subtitles | Directed by Masaaki Yuasa

Award-winning anime director Yuasa Masaaki paints the most mesmerizing romantic comedy adapting Morimi Tomihiko’s novel of the same name… Read More

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【 Oct 2 Tue 】

Ramen Heads
Oct.2 Tue @ 7:15 PM 
2017 | 93min | English Subtitles | Directed by Koki Shigeno

This documentary gives an intimate look at enthusiastic fans of ramen and the chefs who make it. Over a 15-month-long shoot, Chukasoba Tomita… Read More

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【 Oct 3 Wed 】

A Silent Voice: The Movie
Oct.3 Wed @ 7:15 PM 
2016 | 129 min | English Subtitles | Directed by Naoko Yamada

The animated adaptation of Oima Yoshitoki’s multi-awardwinning comic about the association between a hearing-impaired girl and the toughest boy… Read More

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【 Oct 4 Thurs 】

Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA
Oct.4 Thurs @ 7:15 PM 
2017 | 102 min | English Subtitles | Directed by Stephen Nomura Schible

One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over four decades. From techno-pop stardom… Read More

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【 Oct 5 Fri 】

digicon

DigiCon6 ASIA Awards:
The Wonders of Animation Shorts

Oct.5 Fri @ 7:15 PM 
83 min | English Subtitles

JFFSF and DigiCon6 collaborate to showcase 11 award-winning animation shorts to share the wonders of imagination colorfully expressed in a variety of forms… Read More

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【 Oct.6 Sat 】

kurara

Kurara:
The Dazzling life of Hokusai’s Daughter

Oct.6 Sat @ 12:00 PM 【North American Premiere】
2017 | 73 min | English Subtitles | Presented by NHK WORLD-Japan

FREE ADMISSION! LIFE Magazine calls Japan’s Edo era master painter Katsushika Hokusai one of 100 people… Read More

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Our House
Oct.6 Sat @ 1:45 PM 【San Francisco Premiere】
2017 | 80 min | English Subtitles | Directed by Yui Kiyohara
★ Special appearance of Director Yui Kiyohara!

Director Yui Kiyohara makes a memorable debut with this poetic, slow-moving chiller about an otherworldly collision of parallel lives – a girl who has lost… Read More

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Entertainment Nippon 2018 PERFUME
Oct.6 Sat @ 4:15 PM 
2018 | 49 min | English Subtitles | Presented by NHK WORLD-Japan

FREE ADMISSION! Take an up-close and personal behind-the-scenes look at Japan’s leading electro-pop trio Perfume’s live concert, “Reframe”… Read More

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One Cut of the Dead
Oct.6 Sat @ 5:45 PM 【San Francisco Premiere】
2017 | 96 min | English Subtitles | Directed by Shinichiro Ueda

Director Shinichirou Ueda’s marvelously inventive indie flick has been lighting the box office on fire in Japan. The film opens in a run-down, abandoned warehouse… Read More

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【 Oct.7 Sun 】

Tokyo Short Shorts 2018
Oct.7 Sun @ 12:00 PM 【San Francisco Premiere】

Our popular collaboration with Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia came is back to exclusively premiere… Read More
SHAKESPEARE IN TOKYO (Genevieve Clay-Smith)
Our Man in Tokyo (Akira Boch)
Michi’s Suburban Commute (Tsugihisa Tanaka)
TOKYO COMET (Hiroki Horanai)

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mitsume

THM: Illustration of an Icon
Oct.7 Sun @ 1:45 PM 【North American Premiere】
2018 | 35 min | English Subtitles | Directed by Brad Kremer & Christopher Frey
Presented by Cross Media International

FREE ADMISSION! THM: Illustration of an Icon follows Takahashi Hiroyuki-Mitsume as he strives to bring his fresh and vividly futuristic artwork… Read More

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Flavors of Youth
Oct.7 Sun @ 2:45PM
2018 | 74 min | with English Subtitles | Directors: Xiaoxing Yi, Yoshitaka Takeuchi, Haoling Li

From CoMix Wave Films, the creative visionaries behind the international phenomenon Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name, comes Netflix’s new anime feature film… Read More

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Dear Etranger
Oct.7 Sun @ 4:30 PM 【San Francisco Premiere】
2017 | 127 min | English Subtitles | Directed by Yukiko Mishima

Directed by up-and-coming female director Yukiko Mishima, the film has won the 2017 Montreal World Film Festival, World Competition, Special Grand Prix… Read More

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★ Hours of Box Office* at NEW PEOPLE during film festival (9/28-10/7)
Weekdays 9/28, 10/1-10/5 (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Weekends 9/29-30 & 10/6-7 (11:am-8:00pm)

*Will Call counter and box office will be located at the NEW PEOPLE entrance on the 1st floor.