JFLA provides high quality Japanese film screening every second and fourth Wednesday.
7:00pm at JFLA Auditorium (5700 Wilshire Blvd, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036)
Free to attend. Reservation is not required.
Street Parking is available. http://www.jflalc.org/about-us.html#parking
*All movies are in Japanese with English subtitles.
10/8/2014 @ 7PM
Power of Music Encourages People in Tohoku
"Hearts Together" (86min, 2013)
A two-time Grammy Award-winner smooth jazz keyboardist Bob James and a Japanese renowned pop singer Seiko Matsuda performed in a charity concert together with local jazz band in Ofunato, Iwate, praying for recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake. This documentary film portrays the scene behind the concert such as the message concentrated in their new song "Put our hearts together".
10/22/2014 @ 7PM
Walk in Tokyo for ¥1 million!? What's the catch?
"Adrift in Tokyo" (101min, 2007)
Directed by Satoshi Miki
Takemura begins the film as an 8th-year college student who has somehow managed to accumulate ¥840,000 in debt. Abandoned by his parents in childhood, he has no one to turn to for the cash. One night a stranger with a grubby trenchcoat and grizzly beard, Fukuhara, bursts into his apartment, puts him in a chokehold and demands the dough, or else. Takemura agrees to scrape it up, but his feeble attempts, including a losing pachinko session, fail miserably. Then, the day before the debt comes due, Fukuhara comes to Takemura with an unusual offer: walk with him from Kichijoji to Kasumigaseki, for ¥1 million, paid on successful completion. Takemura has no choice but to go along.