[Film] December 7, 2 PM
A distinguished trio of non-Japanese filmmakers converge to offer wildly varying and accomplished short films that take inspiration from Tokyo. Includes a whimsical fable of metamorphosis (Interior Design, Michel Gondry), a reimagined “Godzilla” story (Merde, Leos Carax) and a surreal romance between a hikikomori and pizza delivery girl (Shaking Tokyo, Bong Joon-ho).
Next event12/7/2019 2:00 PM
House of Bamboo
[Film] December 7, 4:30 PM
A hard-boiled and entertaining crime thriller from the great Samuel Fuller—the first Hollywood director to shoot full color CinemaScope on location in postwar Japan—that offers a fascinating glimpse of Tokyo immediately after the American occupation and a decade before it opened its doors to the rest of the world with the 1964 Olympics.
Next event12/7/2019 4:30 PM
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
[Film] December 7, 7 PM
Directed by Justin Lin, the divisive third entry in the immensely popular Fast & Furious franchise restarts the film series by shifting the four-wheel action to Tokyo where an outsider teen sets out to become top gaijin and unseat the local “Drift King” in the underground world of illegal drift racing.
Next event12/7/2019 7:00 PM
Keep Your Chin Up
[Film] January 3, 7 PM
Capitalizing on the immense success of its title song (renamed “Sukiyaki” in the West, the first and only Japanese tune to top the Billboard Hot 100), Nikkatsu studio produced this charming juvenile delinquent drama starring its fresh-faced star—and the hit single’s original crooner—Kyu Sakamoto. Selected by architectural firm Atelier Bow-Wow to coincide with Made in Tokyo: Architecture and Living, 1964/2020 , Keep Your Chin Up features Japan’s iconic National Stadium (1958) during the film’s memorable musical finale—a montage of Japanese sports, industry and everyday life that captures the country’s bustling productivity and spirit of anticipation for the 1964 Summer Games.
Next event1/3/2020 7:00 PM