The Morikami Film Series

The Morikami Film Series Co-organized by The Japan Foundation and the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. Take a cinematic journey through Japan with the new Morikami Film Series. Featuring a mix of classic films from revolutionary directors to recent contemporary films and animation, the selection will satisfy any movie lover. Tokyo Story – A film by Yasujirō Ozu (136 min., 1953) Date Thursday, October 25, 2018 Price $7 (members $5) Time 7:00pm (In Japanese, subtitled in English) A profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak, Tokyo Story is the crowning achievement of …

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A Summer of Studio Ghibli Films: The Classics

A Summer of Studio Ghibli Films: The Classics Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises The critically acclaimed works of Studio Ghibli has won numerous awards and recognition all over the world. This summer at the Morikami, journey into the fantastic and imaginative world of seven Studio Ghibli classics with stories that touch the heart, inspire, and make us smile. Ponyo – A film by Hayao Miyazaki (101 min., Rated G) Saturday, May 5, 2018 (11:00am & 2:00pm) (Dubbed in English) Perfect for audiences of all ages, Ponyo centers on the friendship between five-year-old Sosuke and …

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Film Screening – “American Pastime” movie

Film Screening – “American Pastime” movie Underwritten by the JM Foundation. Discussion led by Producer Kerry Yo Nakagawa. ABOUT THE FILM American Pastime is a powerful, inspiring drama set in the 1940’s U.S. concentration camps, about a Japanese American family, whose love of country, jazz music and baseball help them find strength to survive indignity and injustice. Audience favorite winner of the Asian American Film Festival in San Francisco with themes of redemption, tolerance, patriotism and especially humanity. “American Pastime is a crowd-pleaser…”  Dennis Harvey, Daily Variety “The movie culminates in a …

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