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    House
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    Sailor Moon R: The Movie
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    Harakiri
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    Why Don't You Play in Hell?
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    Samurai Cat
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    Ghiblies: Episode 2
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    Ghost In The Shell
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Row House Cinema presents the second annual Pittsburgh Japanese Film Festival. The festival showcases eight of Japan’s more recent or historically best films, each in a different genre, reflecting the richness and diversity of Japanese cinema.

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Films

GHOST IN THE SHELL

Mamoru Oshii (1995)

Closing Night Film!
Highly influential animated cyberpunk thriller about a female government cyber agent hunting down a mysterious computer virus.

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GHIBLIES: EPISODE 2

Yoshiyuki Momose, Studio Ghibli (2002)

Opening Night Film!
Glimpses into the life of some employees of an animation studio which may – or may not – happen to resemble Studio Ghibli. “50 Yen off for double hot!”

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SAMURAI CAT

Takeshi Watanabe (2014)

Opening Night Film!
Hired to kill the pet cat of the head of a rival clan, the deadliest samurai in Japan falls in love with the cat instead. The dog-loving clan who hired him seeks revenge.

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WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL?

Sion Sono (2013)

An over-the-top tribute to guerilla filmmaking and romanticized Yakuza films by Japanese “bad boy” director Sion Sono. Things get really bloody when these forces collide when the film crew makes a film with the Yakuza head's daughter.

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HARAKIRI

Masaki Kobayashi (1962)

An unemployed samurai arrives at a Lord’s manor, begging to be allowed to commit ritual suicide. Chaos ensues.

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SAILOR MOON R: THE MOVIE

Kunihiko Ikuhara (1993)

Sailor Moon comes to the big screen in her first dazzling movie! Join Sailor Moon on an adventure to save not only the world, but also her true love!

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HOUSE

Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (1977)

An hallucinatory head trip about a schoolgirl and six classmates at her ailing aunt’s country home who encounter evil spirits, a demonic house cat, a bloodthirsty piano, and more!

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TSUNAMI PUNX

Maki Kimura and Shuichi Obaichi (2013)

Special One Night Screening
A scrappy, DIY documentary telling the amazing story of how the Japanese Punk community helped create positive artistic spaces called “Live Houses” after the 2011 tsunami.

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Partners

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Schedule

FRIDAY – APRIL 7

 

12:00 pm – HOUSE

Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (1977)$6.50
Japanese with English subtitles
97 minutes

1:50 pm – HARAKIRI

Masaki Kobayashi (1962)$6.50
Japanese with English subtitles
142 minutes

4:35 pm – SAILOR MOON R

Kunihiko Ikuhara (1993)$15.00
Japanese with English subtitles
87 minutes

6:30 pm – OPENING NIGHT:
1ST SCREENING

SAMURAI CAT
Takeshi Watanabe (2014)$15.00
Japanese with English subtitles
109 minutes

immediately followed by Studio Ghibli Short Film
GHIBLIES: EPISODE 2
Yoshiyuki Momose
Japanese with English subtitles
109 minutes
No Festival Passes

9:30 pm – OPENING NIGHT:
2ND SCREENING

SAMURAI CAT
Takeshi Watanabe (2014)$15.00
Japanese with English subtitles
109 minutes

immediately followed by Studio Ghibli Short Film
GHIBLIES: EPISODE 2
Yoshiyuki Momose
Japanese with English subtitles
109 minutes
No Festival Passes

SATURDAY – APRIL 8

 

12:45 pm – SAILOR MOON R

Kunihiko Ikuhara (1993)$15.00
English Dub
87 minutes

2:40 pm – House

Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (1977)
$6.50Japanese with English subtitles
138 minutes

4:45 pm – HARAKIRI

Masaki Kobayashi (1962)$6.50
Japanese with English subtitles
142 minutes

7:30 pm – SAILOR MOON R

Kunihiko Ikuhara (1993)$15.00
Japanese with English subtitles
87 minutes

9:20 pm – WHY DON’T
YOU PLAY IN HELL?

Sion Sono (2013)$9.00
Japanese with English subtitles
138 minutes

Midnight – HOUSE

Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (1977)$6.50
Japanese with English subtitles
97 minutes

SUNDAY – APRIL 9

 

Noon – SAILOR MOON R

Kunihiko Ikuhara (1993)$15.00
English Dub
87 minutes

1:50 pm – HARAKIRI

Masaki Kobayashi (1962)$6.50
Japanese with English subtitles
142 minutes

4:30 pm – Tsunami Punx:
The Tōhoku Documentary

Maki Kimura and Shuichi Obaichi(2013)$6.50
Japanese with English subtitles
93 minutes

6:50 pm – HOUSE

Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (1977)$9.00
Japanese with English subtitles
97 minutes

8:50 pm – Why Don’t
You Play in Hell

Sion Sono (2013)$9.00
Japanese with English subtitles
138 minutes

 

MONDAY – APRIL 10

 

12:30 pm – WHY DON’T
YOU PLAY IN HELL?

Sion Sono (2013)$6.50
Japanese with English subtitles
138 minutes

3:10 pm – HOUSE

Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (1977)$6.50
Japanese with English subtitles
97 minutes

5:05 pm – SAILOR MOON R

Kunihiko Ikuhara (1993)$15.00
Japanese with English subtitles
87 minutes

7:00 pm – WHY DON’T
YOU PLAY IN HELL?

Pittsburgh Taiko Performance
Sion Sono (2013)$9.00
Japanese with English subtitles
138 minutes

10:00 pm – HOUSE

Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (1977)$9.00
Japanese with English subtitles
97 minutes

TUESDAY – APRIL 11

 

12:15 pm – SAILOR MOON R

Kunihiko Ikuhara (1993)$15.00
English Dub
87 minutes

2:00 pm – WHY DON’T
YOU PLAY IN HELL?

Sion Sono (2013)$6.50
Japanese with English subtitles
138 minutes

4:45 pm – HARAKIRI

Masaki Kobayashi (1962)$6.50
Japanese with English subtitles
142 minutes

7:30 pm – HOUSE w/ RAMEN

7:30 pm – HOUSE no RAMEN

Ramen Night w/Blue Sparrow$15.00 w/Ramen
Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (1977)$9.00 w/Film Only
Japanese with English subtitles
97 minutes
$6 upcharge Festival pass holders who want Ramen

9:30 pm – SAILOR MOON R &
PAJAMA PARTY

Wear pajamas for $1 at the concession stand
Kunihiko Ikuhara (1993)$15.00
Japanese with English subtitles
87 minutes

WEDNESDAY – APRIL 12

 

NOON – WHY DON’T
YOU PLAY IN HELL?

Sion Sono (2013)$6.50
Japanese with English subtitles
138 minutes

2:30 pm – HARAKIRI

Masaki Kobayashi (1962)$6.50
Japanese with English subtitles
142 minutes

5:10 pm – SAILOR MOON R

Kunihiko Ikuhara (1993)$15.00
Japanese with English subtitles
87 minutes

7:00 pm – HARAKIRI &
TEA CEREMONY

Authentic tea ceremony before film
Masaki Kobayashi (1962)$12.00
Japanese with English subtitles
142 minutes
$3 upcharge Festival pass holders

10:10 pm – HOUSE

Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (1977)$9.00
Japanese with English subtitles
97 minutes

 

THURSDAY – APRIL 13

 

Noon – HARAKIRI

Masaki Kobayashi (1962)$6.50
Japanese with English subtitles
142 minutes

2:35 pm – HOUSE

Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (1977)$6.50
Japanese with English subtitles
97 minutes

4:30 pm – WHY DON’T
YOU PLAY IN HELL?

Sion Sono (2013)$6.50
Japanese with English subtitles
138 minutes

7:15 pm – SAILOR MOON R

Kunihiko Ikuhara (1993)$15.00
Japanese with English subtitles
87 minutes

9:00 pm – CLOSING NIGHT:
1ST SCREENING

GHOST IN THE SHELL
Mamoru Oshii (1995)$10.00
Japanese with English subtitles
92 minutes
No Festival Passes

10:50 pm – CLOSING NIGHT:
2ND SCREENING

GHOST IN THE SHELL
Mamoru Oshii (1995)$10.00
Japanese with English subtitles
92 minutes
No Festival Passes

Tickets

FESTIVAL PASS$30 –

Festival Passes provide unlimited entry for House, Sailor Moon R: The Movie, Harakiri, and Why Don’t You Play in Hell?. This includes all events associated with those films, but there is an uncharge for the Tea Ceremony and if you want Ramen at House + Ramen. Opening Night film Samurai Cat + Ghiblies: Episode 2, as well as Closing Night film Ghost In The Shell tickets must be purchased separately. Pass holders will receive an official Pgh JFF Festival Lanyard.

OPENING NIGHT FILMS!
Samurai Cat &
Ghiblies$15 –

Ticket includes:
– Pittsburgh premiere of Samurai Cat
– Pittsburgh premiere of Studio Ghibli short Ghiblies: Episode 2
– Japanese snack pack including Mochi & Pocki
– Custom cookies from Yummy Holic
– Goodies from Black Cat Market

CLOSING NIGHT FILM!
Ghost In The Shell$10 –

Ticket includes:
– Screening of the 1995 original film (2014 restoration)
– More to be announced soon

Individual Film Ticket$9.00

Sailor Moon R Ticket (all times)$15.00

Matinee (before 6pm)$6.50

Please refer to the schedule below to purchase tickets for specific showtimes.

Student Discount$1 off

Lawrenceville Discount$1 off

Costume DiscountDepends

Discounts are only available at the box office. No discounts for Sailor Moon R.

Row House Cinema

4115 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Butler & Main Street in Lawrenceville

(412) 904-3225
info@jffpgh.org

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