Yearly Calendar 2012

National Film Center Calendar (April, 2012 – March, 2013)

Cinema 1

The Little Known Japanese Cinema vol.4
―NFC’s Newly Acquired Collection from Major Film Studios

April 11 – May 4, 2012

This is the 4th program of the series that showcases films of newly acquired collection provided under special project expenses for film preservation in supplemental budgets of 2009 fiscal year. The curatorial focus will be given on those films that have become available for film screenings once again thanks to the preservation work NFC has conducted on the original film materials.

 

Tadashi Imai Retrospective at his Centenary

May 5 – 24, June 26 – July 10, July 31 – August 26, 2012

Commemorating the centenary of the birth of the late Tadashi Imai (1912-1991), director who became a symbol of the golden age of post World War II Japanese films, this program will survey this master’s footsteps of more than 50 years from his debut film, Numazu heigakko (1939) to his last work, Sensou to seishun (1991).

 

EU Film Days 2012

May 25 – June 16, 2012(tentative)

This is the 10th installment (and the 6th at National Film Center) of “EU Film Days,” the series that showcases films from the member nations of the European Union (EU). Films from 21 countries that have been recently released and/or much talked about will be screened.Japanese audience will be introduced to European societies, cultures, and diverse appeals of European films.

Coorganizers: The Delegation of the European Union to Japan and the Embassies and the cultural institutions of the EU member nations.

***OFFICIAL SITE OF EU FILM DAYS => Click here

 

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES!
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Foreign Film Importer-Distributors Association of Japan

July 11 – 29, 2012

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the foundation of Foreign Film Importer-Distributors Association of Japan, this program will make a retrospective review of the golden age of foreign film distribution through showing blockbuster films of various genres or much talked about films in the ”mini-theater” boom.

Coorganizer: Foreign Film Importer-Distributors Association of Japan.

 

Silent Film Renaissance 2012

September 4 – 9, 2012

This is an established program that shows quality silent films with live piano accompaniment and the oral explanation of the benshi film narrator. This year’s lineup consists of about 6 films, mainly non-Japanese ones.

 

The 34th Pia Film Festival

September 18 – 28, 2012 (tentative)

The 34th “Pia Film Festival” (and the 4th at National Film Center) will hold the regular programs such as “PFF Award Competition,” the biggest competition for independent films in the world, and “PFF Scholarship Film” which showcases the newest film directed by the PFF Award winner and produced by PFF.

Coorganizers: PFF Partners and Unijapan.

 

Keisuke Kinoshita Retrospective at his Centenary

September 30 – October 28, 2012

Commemorating the centenary of the birth of the late Keisuke Kinoshita (1912-1998), this program will rediscover the appeals of his works. Akai Tori no Kokoro Nippon meisaku douwa series (1991), a TV animation series supervised by Keisuke Kinoshita will be also showcased.

 

Nikkatsu 100: A Century of Japanese Cinema [screening]

November 6, 2012 – February 3, 2013

Commemorating the centenary of the foundation of Nikkatsu, the oldest major production company in Japan, this program will trace the company’s footsteps from silent era to the days of post World War II program picture by showcasing Nikkatsu films of various times, genres, directors and stars.

 

The Little Known Japanese Cinema vol.5
―NFC’s Newly Acquired Collection from Major Film Studios

February 5 – March 17, 2013

This is the 5th program of the series that showcases films of newly acquired collection provided under special project expenses for film preservation in supplemental budgets of 2009 fiscal year. The curatorial focus will be given on those films that have become available for film screenings once again thanks to the preservation work NFC has conducted on the original film materials.

 

Directed by Yoichi Sai — His Own Selection

March 19 – 31, 2013

This is the first installment of the series that showcases the representative Japanese film directors’ films of their own selection. The lineup mainly consists of films of the 1980s and after, this program will quest for the origins of Japanese contemporary cinema.

Cinema 2

The 60th Anniversary of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Film in the Museum: Screenings before National Film Center

November 9, 2012 – December 23, 2012
*Screenings on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the foundation of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, this special event will make a retrospective review of the screening projects conducted in the 1950s when Film Library, predecessor of National Film Center, came into existence.

 

KYOBASHI-ZA

Under the title of “KYOBASHI-ZA”, Cinema 2 presents films from the NFC collection several times a year. For the program schedule, please see our website and fliers.

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LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES!
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Foreign Film Importer-Distributors Association of Japan

April 11 – July 29, 2012

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the foundation of Foreign Film Importer-Distributors Association of Japan, this exhibition will make a retrospective review of the golden age of foreign film distribution through blockbuster films of various genres and also by reconstructing the atmosphere of glamorous big cities’ amusement area where movie houses were notedly located.

Coorganizer: Foreign Film Importer-Distributors Association of Japan.

 

Nikkatsu 100: A Century of Japanese Cinema

August 14 – December 23, 2012

Commemorating the centenary of the foundation of Nikkatsu, the oldest major production company in Japan, this exhibition will trace the company’s footsteps which went through dramatic transformations from Shimpa silent films to period films, realism, “Nikkatsu action” films, Roman Porno, and present day.

 

Posters from Western Movies
Film History in Posters Part 1

January 8 – March 31, 2013

As the 1st installment of the exhibition series that makes a retrospective review of film history through movies’ publicity posters, this exhibition will deal with western films, a great genre of American frontier history which captivated whole world with their splendid gunspinnings or action scenes.

 

Nihon Eiga: The History of Japanese Film
From the NFC Non-film Collection

Permanent Exhibition [February 8, 2011 – ]

Japanese cinema has already had a history of over one century. Targeted towards diverse generations of viewers ranging from elementary school students to adults, this exhibition will survey the history through posters, still photographs, devices and equipments for filmmaking, and the personal items that belonged to noted film personalities, among others

(Captions in Japanese and English)

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