Films

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Take a cinematic journey through Japan with the Morikami Film Series
Film: Ju-On: The Grudge
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises
Perplexing, creepy, episodic thriller in which an unsuspecting social worker unlocks the terrifying past of a house haunted by its former inhabitants' darkest secrets. Written and directed by Takashi Shimizu, who also made the 2004 U.S. version starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.
3:00PM, Saturday, October 29, 2022
Morikami Theater
Please note: Patrons under the age of 17 require an accompanying parent or guardian (age 21 or older) to attend R-rated performances. 25 years and under must also show ID for R-rated performances.
Take a cinematic journey through Japan with the Morikami Film Series
Film: A Letter to Momo
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises
From the creators of Ghost in the Shell comes a wonderfully expressive and beautifully hand-drawn animated tale that combines bursts of whimsy and kinetic humor with deeply felt emotion and drama.
11:00AM, Sunday, October 30, 2022
Morikami Theater
11:00am (Dubbed in English) | 2:00pm (In Japanese, subtitled in English)
Take a cinematic journey through Japan with the Morikami Film Series
Film: Belle
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises
From the celebrated Academy Award®-nominated director Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu, creators of Mirai, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and more, comes a fantastical, heartfelt story of growing up in the age of social media.
11:00AM, Sunday, December 11, 2022
Morikami Theater
11:00 am (Dubbed in English) | 2:00 pm (In Japanese, subtitled in English)
Take a cinematic journey through Japan with the Morikami Film Series
Film: Wife of a Spy
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises
Master filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Pulse, Cure, Tokyo Sonata) delivers his “best movie in years” (Indiewire) in this riveting, gorgeously crafted, old-school Hitchockian thriller, which follows a Japanese woman during WWII who begins to suspect her husband’s Western connections may be hiding something more sinister.
7:00PM, Friday, April 21, 2023
Morikami Theater
In Japanese, subtitled in English)
Take a cinematic journey through Japan with the Morikami Film Series
Film: Grave of the Fireflies
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises

11:00AM, Saturday, June 17, 2023
Morikami Theater
2 screenings ; 11:00am & 2:00pm (both In Japanese, subtitled in English)
Take a cinematic journey through Japan with the Morikami Film Series
Film: Lu Over The Wall
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises
From visionary anime auteur Masaaki Yuasa comes a joyously hallucinogenic but family-friendly take on the classic fairy tale about a little mermaid who comes ashore to join a middle-school rock band and propel them to fame. Kai is talented but adrift, spending his days sulking in a small fishing village after his family moves from Tokyo. His only joy is uploading songs he writes to the internet. When his classmates invite him to play keyboard in their band, their practice sessions bring an unexpected guest: Lu, a young mermaid whose fins turn to feet when she hears the beats, and whose singing causes humans to compulsively dance – whether they want to or not.
11:00AM, Sunday, July 16, 2023
Morikami Theater
Educational Programming
NEW Season Starts Today
All programs open for Registration and Ticket purchase(s).
The season runs from October of the present year through the summer of the following year. The season is available for registration and ticket purchases on August 1st every year.
10:00AM, Sunday, October 1, 2023
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Educational Programming
NEW Season Starts Today
All programs open for Registration and Ticket purchase(s).
The season runs from October of the present year through the summer of the following year. The season is available for registration and ticket purchases on August 1st every year.
10:00AM, Tuesday, October 1, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens

When online ticket sales close, any remaining tickets are available at the door on the day of the film(s).

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