Programming

JNA with actress Sakura Ando and interpreter Marie Iida at Asleep Q&A during JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film, July 16, 2015, photo by Mike Nogami

Upcoming & Recent

JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film (July 13-23, 2017)
Japan Society, New York. 28 feature films, 6 shorts, 10 guests. Press release.
“Meticulously curated” […] “An annual highlight of New York’s film calendar.” –The New York Times
“This is the wildest annual NYC film festival, which reflects the Japan Society’s commitment to the rollicking, no-holds-barred nature of the country’s film culture.” –New York Magazine
“More than just the biggest North American festival of Japanese film, it’s an expansive glimpse into Japan’s national consciousness.” –Observer

“Immigration and Displacement,” On Film screening series (April 17, 2017)
University of Rochester. 1 feature film, 1 short, 1 guest.

“Queer Longings: Narratives of Desire,” On Film screening series (November 29, 2016)
University of Rochester. 1 feature film, 1 short, 1 guest.

JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film (July 14-24, 2016)
Japan Society, New York. 29 feature films, 41 shorts, 23 guests. Press release.
“North America’s largest festival of new Japanese cinema, and pound-for-pound one of the most consistently rewarding film festivals on the planet, Japan Cuts grows more vital with every passing year.” […] “One of the city’s major annual events.” –IndieWire
“Celebrated for its high standards and its eclectic slate.” –Film Journal International
“The festival’s line-up has only become bolder.” –RogerEbert.com

“Voicing on Film,” On Film screening series (February 18, 2016)
University of Rochester. 6 short films.

“Films Made in Kasama and Fukushima” (November 16, 2015)
University of Rochester. 1 feature film, 1 short, 1 visiting filmmaker with class visit.

JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film (July 9-19, 2015)
Japan Society, New York. 28 feature films, 29 shorts, 16 guests. Press release.
“No other film showcase on Earth can compete with its culture-specific authority—or the quality of its titles.” “their most provocative [edition] to date.” “a peerlessly insightful look at the current state of Japanese cinema” –Time Out New York
[A] “cinematic cornucopia” “interest clearly lies with the idiosyncratic, the eccentric, the experimental and the weird, a taste that Japan rewards as richly as any country, even the United States.” –The New York Times
“Stands apart from film festivals that pander to contemporary trends, encouraging attendees to revisit the past through an eclectic slate of both new and repertory titles.” –Village Voice

“Godina & Marc on Film, Presented by Jurij Meden,” On Film screening series (March 30, 2015)
University of Rochester. 5 short films, 1 guest.

“Andy Warhol’s Sexy Silent Films, Presented by Douglas Crimp,” On Film screening series (November 6, 2014)
University of Rochester. 5 short films, 1 guest.

JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film (July 10-20, 2014)
Japan Society, New York. 28 feature films, 8 guests. Press release.

“Layers/Earths,” On Film screening series (April 3 & 10, 2014)
University of Rochester. 3 feature films, 7 shorts, 1 guest.

“Waiting/Action,” On Film screening series (March 27 & 29, 2013)
University of Rochester. 2 feature films, 4 shorts.

Video Documentation

2017.7.22: Yamato (California) Q&A moderation with Daisuke Miyazaki and Hanae Kan at JAPAN CUTS
2017.7.22: West North West Q&A moderation with Hanae Kan and Sahel Rosa at JAPAN CUTS
2017.7.16: Haruneko Q&A moderation with Sora Hokimoto at JAPAN CUTS
2017.7.16: Love and Goodbye and Hawaii Q&A moderation with Shingo Matsumura at JAPAN CUTS
2017.7.15: A Whale of a Tale Q&A moderation with Megumi Sasaki at JAPAN CUTS
2017.7.13: MUMON: The Land of Stealth Q&A moderation with Yoshihiro Nakamura at JAPAN CUTS
2016.7.24: The Actor Q&A moderation with Satoko Yokohama at JAPAN CUTS
2016.7.24: Emi-Abi Q&A moderation with Kensaku Watanabe at JAPAN CUTS
2016.7.22: Being Good Q&A moderation with Mipo O at JAPAN CUTS
2016.7.14: Mohican Comes Home Q&A moderation with Shuichi Okita and Atsuko Maeda at JAPAN CUTS
2016.7.13: JAPAN CUTS 2016 Programmer’s Guide video essay
2015.7.19: Sanchu Uprising: Voices at Dawn Q&A moderation with Juichiro Yamasaki and Hirotaka Kuwahara at JAPAN CUTS
2015.7.18: This Country’s Sky Q&A moderation with Haruhiko Arai, Youki Kudoh, and Akira Morishige at JAPAN CUTS
2015.7.18: Undulant Fever Q&A moderation with Haruhiko Arai at JAPAN CUTS
2015.7.17: The Voice of Water Q&A moderation with Masashi Yamamoto at JAPAN CUTS
2015.7.16: 100 Yen Love award ceremony and Q&A moderation with Sakura Ando at JAPAN CUTS
2015.7.16: Asleep Q&A moderation with Sakura Ando at JAPAN CUTS
2015.7.15: What Are You Afraid Of? Q&A moderation with Hisako Matsui at JAPAN CUTS
2015.7.11: Out of My Hand Q&A moderation with Takeshi Fukunaga, Donari Braxton, and Bishop Blay at JAPAN CUTS
2015.7.10: Round Trip Heart Q&A moderation with Yuki Tanada at JAPAN CUTS
2015.7.9: HIBI ROCK Q&A moderation with Yu Irie at JAPAN CUTS
2015.7.9: JOKER GAME Q&A moderation with Yu Irie at JAPAN CUTS
2015.7.2: JAPAN CUTS 2015 Festival Guide video essay
2014.7.20: The Tale of Iya Q&A  moderation with Tetsuichiro Tsuta at JAPAN CUTS
2014.7.19: Neko Samurai Q&A  moderation with Kazuki Kitamura at JAPAN CUTS
2014.7.19: Man from Reno Q&A moderation with Dave Boyle and Kazuki Kitamura at JAPAN CUTS
2014.7.17: 0.5mm Q&A moderation with Momoko Ando at JAPAN CUTS
2014.7.13: Uzumasa Limelight Q&A moderation with Ken Ochiai, Chihiro Yamamoto, and Ko Mori at JAPAN CUTS
2014.7.10: Video essay on Momoko Ando’s 0.5mm at JAPAN CUTS