No Guillotine at 'Japan Cuts' 10th Annual Festival of New Japanese Film, Opening on Bastille Day, July 14

No Guillotine at Japan Cuts for 10th Annual edition of this Festival of New Japanese Film, Opening on Bastille Day, July 14

Festival counts among its special guests special guests Lily Franky, Atsuko Maeda and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Added to festival line-up is Microcinema, a free feature with 30 minute shorts from up-and-coming filmmakers in Japan. Shorts will begin playing at 11 AM on July 14 in the Murase Room, and will run throughout the festival. 

Festival opener is Mohican Comes Home about a struggling punk rocker who comes back home from Tokyo with girlfriend in tow to announce that to is family that she is pregnant. (Sold Out)


It concludes with 'The Actor' (below)


Festival runs until July 24, 2016 at Japan Society in New York.

Celluloid Heroes for Tokyo Thursdays #311

Previously: Tree House for Grown Up Escapes, Pilotis in a Forest from Jutaku, Japanese Houses

Not Just Food at the Table, People Too, 'Kitchen Table Series' Talk with Carrie Mae Weems, The Strand, June 30

Not just food at the table, people too

They bring their day, emotions, troubles and joys 

Photographer Carrie Mae Weems has been capturing kitchen table moments for over 2 decades and shares some of them in recently published Kitchen Table Series (Damiani, April 2016).


You can join Carrie Mae Weems and Adrienne Edwards, curator-at-large at Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center who wrote an essay for the book tonight (Thursday, June 30) at The Strand bookstore at 7 PM.

Reservations online here for $20 (admission and gift card) or $50 for admission and signed copy of the book.