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NW Film Center: Japanese Currents

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WHERE:
Whitsell Auditorium
1219 Southwest Park Ave.
Portland

WHEN:
December 6-15

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Like Japanese fashion and pop culture, Japanese film remains in the international vanguard, blending traditional genres and classical forms with cutting-edge technology and dazzling imagery. This year’s Japanese Currents series highlights recent noteworthy Nipponese films, ranging from anime to samurai epic and documentary to family melodrama, all while exploring issues important to contemporary Japanese society. Collectively, the series offers a fresh take on Japanese culture and a showcase of the wealth of creative invention at work in Japan today.

Film listings:

  • December 6 – Friday, 7 p.m. "Like Father, Like Son"
  • December 7 – Saturday, 7 p.m. "A Story of Yonosuke"
  • December 8 – Sunday, 4:15 p.m. "Sapporo Shorts Program"
  • December 8 – Sunday, 7 p.m. December 9 – Monday, 7 p.m. "Japan in a Day" (followed by "Narrow Passage to the Deep North")
  • December 10 – Tuesday, 7 p.m. December 11 – Wednesday, 7 p.m. "Thermae Romae"
  • December 12 – Thursday, 7 p.m. December 15 – Sunday, 4:30 p.m. "The Kirishina Thing"
  • December 13 – Friday, 7 p.m. December 14 – Saturday, 7 p.m. "Rurouni Kenshin"
  • December 14 – Saturday, 4 p.m. December 15 – Sunday, 7 p.m. "Wolf Children"

Admission: $9 General; $8 Students, Seniors

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