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



Halloween October!! 



10/14/2015 @ 7PM

Oblivion Island

Haruka and the Magic Mirror (100MIN, 2009)

Directed by Shinsuke Sato


From the studio that brought you Eden of the East, FLCL and Ghost in the Shell comes an exhilarating blend of Japanese folklore and storybook charm reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland. This award-winning feature film is sure to amaze animation fans of all ages.

16-year-old Haruka is on a mission to find her mirror — a precious childhood gift from her late mother that has disappeared. On her search, she follows a strange foxlike creature to Oblivion Island, a mystical world overflowing with once-cherished items taken from their neglectful owners. Trouble follows Haruka and her new friend Teo at every turn as they contend with the island’s overbearing ruler, who will stop at nothing to use the mirror for his own sinister plan!

In Japanese with English subtitles      

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92wEkHF63cc




10/28/2015 @ 7PM

   (95MIN, 1998)

Directed by Hideo Nakata

Reiko Asakawa is researching into a 'Cursed Video' interviewing teenagers about it. When her niece Tomoko dies of 'sudden heart failure' with an unnaturally horrified expression on her face, Reiko investigates. She finds out that some of Tomoko's friends, who had been on a holiday with Tomoko the week before, had died on exactly the same night at the exact same time in the exact same way. Reiko goes to the cabin where the teens had stayed and finds an 'unlabeled' video tape. Reiko watched the tape to discover to her horror it is in fact the 'cursed videotape'. Ex Husband Ryuji helps Reiko solve the mystery, Reiko makes him a copy for further investigation. Things become more tense when their son Yoichi watches the tape saying Tomoko had told him too. Their discovery takes them to a volcanic island where they discover that the video has a connection to a Physic who died 30 years ago, and her child Sadako...

In Japanese with English subtitles      

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=2&v=e9Z-MOqAvtY