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

*All movies are in Japanese with English subtitles.

11/12/2014 @ 7PM

Ozu’s Final and Masterpiece Film!

"Autumn Afternoon (秋刀魚の味)"  (113min, 1962)

Directed by Yasujiro Ozu

An Autumn Afternoon (Sanma no aji) is the gently heartbreaking story of a man’s dignified resignation to both life’s ever-shifting currents and society’s gradual modernization. Though widower Shuhei Hirayama (Chishu Ryu) has been living comfortably for years with his grown daughter (Shima Iwashita), a series of events leads him to accept and encourage her marriage and departure. As elegantly composed and achingly tender as any of the Japanese master’s films, this is one of cinema’s fondest farewells.

This screening is made possible through the generous support of


11/26/2014 @ 7PM

Kurosawa’s Masterpiece Samurai Film!

"Kagemusha" (180min, 1980)

Directed by Akira Kurosawa 

When a warlord dies, a peasant thief(Tatsuya Nakadai) is called upon to impersonate him, and then finds himself haunted by the warlord’s spirit as well as his own ambitions. In his late, color masterpiece Kagemusha, Akira Kurosawa returns to the samurai film and to a primary theme of his career—the play between illusion and reality. Sumptuously reconstructing the splendor of feudal Japan and the pageantry of war, Kurosawa creates a historical epic that is also a meditation on the nature of power.


This screening is made possible through the generous support of
Gil & Sukey Garcetti