Films

Due to the ongoing public health threat of COVID-19, programs are subject to change and/or cancellation.  By participating, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.  

FREE VIRTUAL LECTURE
Running it Back, Finding a New Way Forward: Japanese Film 2011-2020
Co-organized by the Japan Foundation and Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

In this panel, Matthieu Felt and Christopher Smith contextualize selections from this year’s festival within the history of post 3/11 Japan and trends in recent Japanese Cinema. Matthieu Felt highlights the theme of returning to the past, either directly, through a medium, through interpersonal relations, or through the director’s filmography. In this year’s festival selections, …

7:00PM, Thursday, December 3, 2020
Virtual
Virtual Lecture
The Japanese Virtual Film Festival (JFF)

Friday, December 4th through Sunday, December 13th, 2020 Cost: FREE with advance registration The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is a project held by the Japan Foundation to promote Japanese film around the world. With a slogan of “Japanese Film Anytime, Anywhere.” This year, in addition to the conventional in-person Japanese Film Festival (JFF) events, they will be …

10:00PM, Friday, December 4, 2020
Virtual
The Japanese Virtual Film Festival (JFF)

Friday, December 4th through Sunday, December 13th, 2020 Cost: FREE with advance registration The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is a project held by the Japan Foundation to promote Japanese film around the world. With a slogan of “Japanese Film Anytime, Anywhere.” This year, in addition to the conventional in-person Japanese Film Festival (JFF) events, they will be …

10:00PM, Saturday, December 5, 2020
Virtual
The Japanese Virtual Film Festival (JFF)

Friday, December 4th through Sunday, December 13th, 2020 Cost: FREE with advance registration The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is a project held by the Japan Foundation to promote Japanese film around the world. With a slogan of “Japanese Film Anytime, Anywhere.” This year, in addition to the conventional in-person Japanese Film Festival (JFF) events, they will be …

10:00PM, Sunday, December 6, 2020
Virtual
The Japanese Virtual Film Festival (JFF)

Friday, December 4th through Sunday, December 13th, 2020 Cost: FREE with advance registration The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is a project held by the Japan Foundation to promote Japanese film around the world. With a slogan of “Japanese Film Anytime, Anywhere.” This year, in addition to the conventional in-person Japanese Film Festival (JFF) events, they will be …

10:00PM, Monday, December 7, 2020
Virtual
The Japanese Virtual Film Festival (JFF)

Friday, December 4th through Sunday, December 13th, 2020 Cost: FREE with advance registration The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is a project held by the Japan Foundation to promote Japanese film around the world. With a slogan of “Japanese Film Anytime, Anywhere.” This year, in addition to the conventional in-person Japanese Film Festival (JFF) events, they will be …

10:00PM, Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Virtual
FREE VIRTUAL LECTURE
Images of Nature: Cultural Representations in Japanese Film
Co-organized by the Japan Foundation and Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Japan has produced one of the world’s most fascinating national cinemas, and the Japanese view of the natural world permeates film.  Images are used to project the Japanese perception of nature, be it subtly or overtly, and the resulting cinematic collages offer a fascinating look at the relationship between the people and their surroundings.  This …

7:00PM, Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Virtual
Virtual Lecture
The Japanese Virtual Film Festival (JFF)

Friday, December 4th through Sunday, December 13th, 2020 Cost: FREE with advance registration The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is a project held by the Japan Foundation to promote Japanese film around the world. With a slogan of “Japanese Film Anytime, Anywhere.” This year, in addition to the conventional in-person Japanese Film Festival (JFF) events, they will be …

10:00PM, Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Virtual
The Japanese Virtual Film Festival (JFF)

Friday, December 4th through Sunday, December 13th, 2020 Cost: FREE with advance registration The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is a project held by the Japan Foundation to promote Japanese film around the world. With a slogan of “Japanese Film Anytime, Anywhere.” This year, in addition to the conventional in-person Japanese Film Festival (JFF) events, they will be …

10:00PM, Thursday, December 10, 2020
Virtual
The Japanese Virtual Film Festival (JFF)

Friday, December 4th through Sunday, December 13th, 2020 Cost: FREE with advance registration The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is a project held by the Japan Foundation to promote Japanese film around the world. With a slogan of “Japanese Film Anytime, Anywhere.” This year, in addition to the conventional in-person Japanese Film Festival (JFF) events, they will be …

10:00PM, Friday, December 11, 2020
Virtual
The Japanese Virtual Film Festival (JFF)

Friday, December 4th through Sunday, December 13th, 2020 Cost: FREE with advance registration The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is a project held by the Japan Foundation to promote Japanese film around the world. With a slogan of “Japanese Film Anytime, Anywhere.” This year, in addition to the conventional in-person Japanese Film Festival (JFF) events, they will be …

10:00PM, Saturday, December 12, 2020
Virtual
Morikami Film Series
Sweet Bean
Sponsored by The Rubens Family Foundation

         

11:00AM, Sunday, December 13, 2020
Morikami Theater
For your health and safety, theater programs are limited to 33% capacity, socially distancing seating arrangements will be implemented, and attendees are required to wear a mask.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

Morikami Film Series
Sweet Bean
Sponsored by The Rubens Family Foundation

         

2:00PM, Sunday, December 13, 2020
Morikami Theater
For your health and safety, theater programs are limited to 33% capacity, socially distancing seating arrangements will be implemented, and attendees are required to wear a mask.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

The Japanese Virtual Film Festival (JFF)

Friday, December 4th through Sunday, December 13th, 2020 Cost: FREE with advance registration The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is a project held by the Japan Foundation to promote Japanese film around the world. With a slogan of “Japanese Film Anytime, Anywhere.” This year, in addition to the conventional in-person Japanese Film Festival (JFF) events, they will be …

10:00PM, Sunday, December 13, 2020
Virtual
Morikami Film Series
Shoplifters
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises

7:00PM, Friday, March 5, 2021
Morikami Theater
For your health and safety, theater programs are limited to 33% capacity, socially distancing seating arrangements will be implemented, and attendees are required to wear a mask.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

Morikami Film Series
Kubo and the Two Strings
Sponsored by The Rubens Family Foundation

11:00AM, Sunday, May 9, 2021
Morikami Theater
with paid museum admission

For your health and safety, theater programs are limited to 33% capacity, socially distancing seating arrangements will be implemented, and attendees are required to wear a mask.

In English

Morikami Film Series
Kubo and the Two Strings
Sponsored by The Rubens Family Foundation

2:00PM, Sunday, May 9, 2021
Morikami Theater
with paid museum admission

For your health and safety, theater programs are limited to 33% capacity, socially distancing seating arrangements will be implemented, and attendees are required to wear a mask.

In English

Blade of the Immortal
Morikami Film Series
Blade of the Immortal
Sponsored by The Rubens Family Foundation

Please note: Patrons under 17 are required to have an accompanying parent or adult guardian with them.  ID is required if you are by yourself.

11:00AM, Saturday, June 12, 2021
Morikami Theater
140mins., 2017, Rated R, In Japanese, subtitled in English

For your health and safety, theater programs are limited to 33% capacity, socially distancing seating arrangements will be implemented, and attendees are required to wear a mask.

Blade of the Immortal
Morikami Film Series
Blade of the Immortal
Sponsored by The Rubens Family Foundation

Please note: Patrons under 17 are required to have an accompanying parent or adult guardian with them.  ID is required if you are by yourself.

2:00PM, Saturday, June 12, 2021
Morikami Theater
140mins., 2017, Rated R, In Japanese, subtitled in English

For your health and safety, theater programs are limited to 33% capacity, socially distancing seating arrangements will be implemented, and attendees are required to wear a mask.

Remaining Tickets are available at the door on the day of the film(s).

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