[ONLINE EVENT] Japan Society – JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film
Friday, July 17 - Thursday, July 30
In light of the ongoing international situation with COVID-19, Japan Society in New York has decided to take this popular annual event out of its usual form and offer a completely online experience. This reimagined version of the festival will feature 14 days of unique virtual screening opportunities for Japanese cinema lovers, serving JAPAN CUTS’ dedicated audiences in New York City but also, for the first time, making the festival accessible to viewers throughout the United States.
Festivities kick off July 17 with a live virtual Q&A with Shinichiro Ueda, director of JAPAN CUTS 2020 Opening Film selection Special Actors – the much-anticipated follow-up feature to Ueda’s breakout 2017 indie debut film One Cut of the Dead. More details about the entire lineup will be shared in late June.
About JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film
Emphasizing the diversity and vitality of one of the most exciting world cinemas, JAPAN CUTS gives cinephiles their first (and sometimes only) chance to discover the next waves of filmmaking from Japan. Founded in 2007, the festival presents the biggest Japanese blockbusters, raucous genre flicks, peerless independents, arthouse gems, radical documentaries, and avant-garde forms, along with unique collaborative programs, workshops, and panels put together with the cooperation of other international organizations. Special guest actors and filmmakers join the festivities for Q&As, award ceremonies, and the post-screening parties and receptions audiences have come to expect, with live music, food, and drinks. 2020 is the first year that JAPAN CUTS will not be physically hosted at Japan Society since its inception. For festival inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.