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Godzilla Minus One

Special Screening

November 28, 2023
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Gojira Mainasu Wan

Japan Society is honored to welcome the King of the Monsters for a special screening of the first Japanese Godzilla film since 2016. Written and directed by award-winning director Takashi Yamazaki and produced by Toho Studios, the film features an all-star cast lead by Ryunosuke Kamiki, Minami Hamabe, Yuki Yamada, Munetaka Aoki, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Sakura Ando and Kuranosuke Sasaki. Set in a devastated post-war Japan, it follows the country recovering from the scars of the past as the new threat of Godzilla appears. What happens when Godzilla comes to Japan completely disarmed and defenseless? Presented in partnership with Toho International. Godzilla Minus One comes to theaters on December 1 nationwide.

Dir. Takashi Yamazaki, 2023, 125 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. With Ryunosuke Kamiki, Minami Hamabe.

About Takashi Yamazaki

Takashi Yamazaki is an award-winning director and visual effects supervisor known for his blockbusters and innovative effects. Yamazaki developed an interest in filmmaking after watching Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind and made his feature film debut with Juvenile in 2000. Yamazaki gained recognition with his third film, Always: Sunset on Third Street, in 2005, which won 12 awards at the 29th Japanese Academy Awards. Yamazaki has directed several film adaptations of popular anime, novels and manga, and his directorial credits include Stand By Me Doraemon, Parasyte, Dragon Quest: Your Story, Lupin III: The First, and Yokaipedia.

© 2023 Toho Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Film programs are generously supported by ORIX Corporation USA, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and Yen Press. Endowment support is provided by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund and The John and Miyoko Davey Endowment Fund. Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, David Toberisky, and Friends of Film. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the official Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film. Housing assistance is provided by the Kitano Hotel, the official hotel sponsor of Japan Society Film.

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2023
  • 7:00 pm
  • In-Person Event
  • Reserved Tickets
  • $25 Nonmembers
  • $20 Members
  • $23 Seniors/Students
  • $23 Person with Disability

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