[Archive] Films in 2013


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Dreams for Sale
San Francisco Premiere
(2012/137 min/with English Subtitles)
★ with Director appearance + Q&A
Written and directed by Miwa Nishikawa (SWAY, Dear Doctor) were screened at numerous film festivals around the world, Dreams for Sale is a richly evocative drama… read more

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Helter Skelter
San Francisco Premiere
(2012/127 min/with English Subtitles)

SAKURAN director Mika Ninagawa’s live-action adaptation of the eponymous manga by Kyoko Okazaki, a shojo manga (girls comics) author with a devoted fanbase… read more

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Himizu
San Francisco Premiere
(2012/129 min/with English Subtitles)

Sion Sono’s award-winning masterpiece with the elegant strains of Mozart’s Requiem and Samuel Barber is based on Minoru Furuya’s manga “Himizu”, meaning the species of… read more

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How to Build a Mobile House
US Premiere
(2012/98 min/with English Subtitles)
★ Special appearance + Q&A by Kyohei Sakaguchi
Sakaguchi’s numerous books include Tokyo Zero Yen House, Zero Yen Life, inspired by the exuberant creativity of street dwellers. This documentary delves into the roots… read more

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HUNTER X HUNTER: Phantom Rouge
US Premiere
(2012/97 min/with English Subtitles)

HUNTER x HUNTER: Phantom Rouge is based on the mega-hit manga series by Yoshihiro Togashi, author of Yu Yu Hakusho, selling over 60 million copies worldwide… read more

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Lesson of the Evil
San Francisco Premiere
(2012/129 min/with English Subtitles)

Directed by Takashi Miike, Lesson of the Evil is a twisted psycho thriller based on the bestselling novel by Yusuke Kishi. Hasumi is a popular teacher among students… read more

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Library Wars
West Coast Premiere
(2012/138 min/with English Subtitles)
★ with Director Sato’s appearance + Q&A
Based on the bestselling novel “Toshokan Senso” by Hiro Arikawa. Set in the year 2019 in Japan, in order to crack down on free expression, a new law is passed… read more

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Naruto Shippuden: The Lost Tower
US Premiere
(2010/85 min/with English Subtitles)

The Rogue Ninja Mukade is about to be caught by Naruto’s team when he summons forth the power of the LeyLine – an ancient underground channel of chakra… read more

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Platinum Data
US Premiere
(2012/134 min/with English Subtitles)

Ryuhei Kagura (Kazunari Ninomiya) is an exceptional scientist working at the National Police Agency’s Special Analysis Research Institute. After solving a series of complex cases…read more

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RENT A FAMILY INC.
(2012 / Denmark / 77 min )
Co-presented by San Francisco Film Society

This documentary follows Ryuichi, a Japanese family man who operates a professional stand-in business called “I Want to Cheer You Up Ltd,”… read more

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Rurouni Kenshin
San Francisco Premiere
(2012/134 min/with English Subtitles)

A live-action adaptation of Watsuki Nobuhiro’s sword-action manga. The manga sold over 57 million copies and has been translated in 23 countries… read more

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Space Battleship Yamato
West Coast Premiere
(2010/138 min/with English Subtitles)

A live-action rendition of the space opera Space Battleship Yamato (Uchu Senkan Yamato) which laid the foundations for the Japanese science fiction anime genre… read more

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TIGER & BUNNY: The Beginning
Encore Screening in San Francisco
(2012/90 min/with English Subtitles)

The city of Sternbild is protected by corporate superheroes known as NEXT, who fight crime while promoting their sponsors on the popular show “HERO TV.” read more

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Wolf Children
San Francisco Premiere
(2012/117 min/with English Subtitles)

From the visionary, award-winning creator of Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, comes a beautiful tale of love and triumph. 19 year old Hana fell in love… read more

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