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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