Free Outdoor Japanese Cinema Screening @ The Source


at The Source, 1st Floor Step Plaza (6940 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90621)


Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 7:30pm
The Boy and the Beast
Directed by Mamoru Hosoda
(120mins, 2015)
In Japanese with English subtitles


The latest feature film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children):  When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice.  Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son.  But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely pair will be put to the ultimate test—a final showdown that will only be won if the two can finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage.


Click HERE to watch the trailer



Saturday, September 30, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Wolf Children
Directed by Mamoru Hosoda
(117mins, 2012)
In Japanese with English subtitles

©2012 Wolf Children

Older sister Yuki and younger brother Ame have a secret. They are “wolf children,” half human and half wolf. Their mother Hana met and fell in love with a wolf man. The family lives discreetly in a quiet corner of the city, keeping their secret to themselves. But one day, their father passes away. Their mother Hana then decides to take Yuki and Ame out from the city and live in the countryside surrounded by nature.

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Sunday, October 1, 2017 @ 6:30pm
Summer Wars
Directed by Mamoru Hosoda
(115mins, 2009)
In Japanese with English subtitles

©2009 Summer Wars 

From the visionary directory of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Wolf Children comes the story of an ordinary family going to extraordinary lengths to avert the impending cyber apocalypse! Kenji is your typical teenage misfit. He is good at math, bad with girls, and spends most of his time hanging out in the all-powerful, online community known as OZ. His second life is the only life he has until the girl of his dreams, Natsuki, hijacks him for a starring role as a fake fiancé at her family reunion. Things only get stranger from there. A late-night email containing a cryptic mathematic riddle leads to the unleashing of a rogue AI intent on using the virtual word of OZ to destroy the real world, literarily. As Armageddon looms on the horizon, Kenji and his new family set aside their differences and band together to save the worlds they inhabit in this near-perfect blend of social satire and science fiction.

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