Not held at Japan Society – New York-Tokyo Film Festival

June 13, 2003
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June13-15, 2003

Once again, New York-Tokyo sets the pace by presenting their first annual New York-Tokyo Film Festival premiering movies from the cutting edge of Japanese cinema.

The festival includes a screening of Larry and Andy Wachowski’s animated exploration of the Matrix universe, The Animatrix, Sogo Ishii’s Electric Dragon 80000 V (DTS screening) and selections from various genres of Japanese film from J-horror to manga and anime.

Held at Tribeca Grand Hotel, 2 Avenue of the Americas, NYC.

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Tickets: $100 for full festival pass; $25 for each session. This includes discussion, multiple screenings, film PR materials and Japanese snack pack.

Friday, June 13
Session 1: Friday the 13th – J-Horror
6 pm

Discussion with Dai Miyazaki, producer of many manga and J-horror films, with clips from his works Ichi the Killer, Uzumaki, Blue Spring, and his newest world premieres Revolver and 1/Ichi.

7 pm  – 2LDK (Yukihiko Tsutsumi) – New York premiere
9:20 pm – Wild Zero (Tetsuro Takeuchi) – New York premiere

Saturday, June 14
Session 2: Manga and Anime in Film
12 pm

Discussion with Andy Jones, director of Final Flight of the Osiris from the The Animatrix and animation director for Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.

1 pm – Animatrix (Larry and Andy Wachowski)
3 pm – Blue (Hiroshi Ando) – U.S. premiere

Session 3: Tokyo Director Series I: Nakano/Ishii
6 pm

Discussion with TBA

7 pm – Sonic Four (Hiroyuki Nakano) – International premiere
7:30 pm – Samurai Fiction (Hiroyuki Nakano) – East Coast premiere
9:45 pm – Master of Shiatsu (Sogo Ishii)
10 pm – Electric Dragon 80,000 V (Sogo Ishii) – East Coast premiere

Sunday, June 15
Session 4: Sunday Afternoon Movie
12 pm

12 pm – The Voices of a Distant Star (Makoto Shinkai) – International premiere
12:30 pm – Junkers Come Here (Junichi Sato) – East Coast premiere
2:20 pm – Love & Pop (Hideaki Anno) – North American premiere

Session 5: Tokyo Director Series II: Anno/Miike
5 pm

Discussion with TBA

6 pm – Ritual (Hideaki Anno) – North American premiere
8:15 pm – Shangri-La (Takashi Miike) – U.S. premiere

  • June 13, 2003 – June 15, 2003