The Kirishima Thing

July 14, 2013
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New York Premiere
Co-presented with the New York Asian Film Festival

Where the hell is Kirishima? The school’s star athlete and all-around golden boy, he’s decided to drop out of the volleyball team and now no one can find him. This film is a careful examination of all the power struggles, class warfare, social angst and general life drama of an entire high school as seen through the lens of Kirishima’s absence.

Japan, 2012. 103 min. 35mm, in Japanese with live English subtitles. Directed by Daihachi Yoshida. With Ryunosuke Kamiki, Ai Hashimoto, Suzuka Ohgo, Masahiro Higashide, Kurumi Shimizu, Mizuki Yamamoto.

Best Picture, Best Director 36th Japan Academy Prize

Part of JAPAN CUTS 2013

$12/$9 Japan Society members, seniors and students

Buy tickets online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, Weekends 11 am – 5 pm.

  • Sunday, July 14, 2013
  • 7:30 pm