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Japan Movie Project! (new)

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December 9th @ 7:00

Film: Zatoichi

Whitman Room, Ramsey Library




An updated version of the classic blind masseuse/swordmaster action drama. Written and Directed by Takeshi Kitano











November 18 @ 7:00

Film: Zebraman

Whitman Room, Ramsey Library



Synopsis: A stepped-on 3rd grade teacher finds solace in dressing up as his favorite tv superhero, Zebraman.  Things begin to get weird from there, as he actually transforms into his hero and must fight aliens to save the Earth.  A black comedy from master of gore Takashi Miike.


Interview with Jonathon Ross from Japanorama



part 1

part 2

part 3

part 4






November 4 @ 7:30

Film: Electric Dragon 80000 Volts

Whitman Room, Ramsey Library



Synopsis: Electric superheroes duke it out over the rooftops of Tokyo.  Directed by Sogo Ishii. (1 hour, B+W)






February 24th and 25th @ 7

Film: Hana-Bi

Whitman Room, Ramsey Library



Synopsis: Hana-bi concerns a police officer of questionable ethical standards who is indirectly responsible for a partner's death and who must care for an ailing family member while underworld figures hunt him.


Takeshi Kitano





March 25th @ 7

Film: Battles Without Humanity and Honor

Whitman Room, Ramsey Library




Battles Without Humanity and Honor is a classic 70's gangster film chronicling the rise and fall of the Yakuza - from the director of Battle Royale, Kinji Fukuzaku



Wikipedia Page

An Article in ImagesJournal

An Article in ImagesJournal




April 8th @ 7

Film: Paprika

Whitman Room, Ramsey Library



Paprika is a mind-bending anime film from Satoshi Kon, the auteur behind Tokyo Godfathers, Perfect Blue, and the TV series Paranoia Agent



Sony Classics Website

Wikipedia page




April 22nd @ 7

Film: Tampopo

Whitman Room, Ramsey Library



Tampopo is a very broad comedy by the great director Juzo Itami that explores the Japanese obsession with food through one main story and several smaller vignettes.


Warning: Eat something beforehand or you will have to rush out in the middle of the movie and get something (totally not kidding).


Here is a good review!


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