JAPANEMA

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

     

        

7/13/2016 @ 7PM

NO CAT, NO LIFE: The cat-loving samurai is back!

NEKO SAMURAI – A Tropical Adventure

(85mins, 2015)

Directed by Takeshi Watanabe
       


©2015 NEKO SAMURAI 2 PRODUCTION COMMITTEE
    

Kyutaro Madarame (Kazuki Kitamura) was once a formidable swordsman who earned the nickname “Madara the Devil.”  Now he is masterless, and lives in his hometown with his wife Shizu, daughter Haru, and nagging mother-in-law, Tae.

One day, Kyutaro reluctantly decides to take an opportunity to work as a sword instructor in the Tosa domain on the island outpost of Shikoku.  However, just before he and his beloved cat Tamanojo reach the port for their voyage to Shikoku, a mysterious ninja steals their belongings, and their ship leaves without them.  Nevertheless, he manages to rent a small boat, and sets sail for Tosa.

However, stormy seas eventually leave the duo shipwrecked on an unfamiliar shore, and Tamanojo is abducted by the local people, who speak a strange language.  Is this really Tosa?  What treasure does this place conceal?  And can Kyutaro rescue his furry friend?

In Japanese with English subtitles

Official Trailer: Click Here



7/27/2016 @ 7PM

Evil Lurks at Every Step 

The Devil's Path

(128mins, 2013)

Directed by Kazuya Shiraishi
       


©2013 “The Devil’s Path” Film Partners
   

Journalist Shuichi Fujii (Takayuki Yamada) receives a letter from convicted killer Junji Sudo (Pierre Taki).  Writing from death row, Sudo wants to confess to further crimes.  Visiting Sudo in prison, Fujii learns of real estate broker "Doc,"( Lily Franky) the mastermind behind a string of murders.  Set up by Doc, Sudo seeks revenge and implores Fujii to find the evidence needed to bring in his former boss.  Delving into the case, Fujii discovers a string of vicious crimes – extortion, torture, rape, and arson – in which the weak are preyed upon and the cruel rewarded. 

In Japanese with English subtitles

*Contains graphic violence and harsh languages. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

Official Trailer: Click Here