JULY 17–30, 2020
North America’s largest festival of contemporary Japanese cinema returns for its unprecedented 14th edition as an entirely virtual experience. Featuring a diverse slate of 30 feature films and 12 shorts—including studio blockbusters, independent productions, documentaries, restored classics, animation and avant-garde works—JAPAN CUTS 2020 offers unique access to the best new films from Japan with filmmaker video introductions, live virtual Q&As and panel discussions for audiences across the entire United States.
During the 14-day festival period, you will be able to purchase and view all film selections on demand and on-the-go, with playback available through both the website and mobile apps (iTunes/Android). Tickets go on sale starting Friday, July 10!
“Meticulously curated… An annual highlight of New York’s film calendar.”
— The New York Times
“This is the wildest annual NYC film festival, which reflects the Japan Society’s commitment to the rollicking, no-holds-barred nature of the country’s film culture.”
— New York Magazine
“JAPAN CUTS has grown into an annual institution” […] “a fixture of the city’s film scene.”
Music: Okami Shinko by Seppuku Pistols