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AFTER THE STORM

AFTER THE STORM

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
  • Japan / 
  • 2016 / 
  • Japanese with English subtitles / 
  • 117 min
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda


"[A] classic Japanese family drama of gentle persuasion and staggering simplicity.... [T]he filmmaking is so exquisite and the acting so calibrated it sticks with you."
- Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

"**** [E]ven long-standing fans of the Japanese filmmaker might be taken aback by the supreme subtlety of his latest, achingly beautiful ode to the quiet complexities of family life."
- Robbie Collin, The Daily Telegraph

"**** The performances are brilliant throughout the ensemble and the script is full of great one-liners. After the Storm is undoubtedly one of Kore-eda's best."
- John Bleasdale, Cine-vue.com
ART OF THE SHORT FILM

ART OF THE SHORT FILM

Directed by Andy Watts, Leigh Dana Jackson, Prashant Bhargava, Koji Yamamura, Steven Pasvolsky, Chris Stenner, Heidi Wittlinger

Includes 3 Academy Award nominated shorts!
BOILING POINT

BOILING POINT

Directed by Takeshi Kitano
  • Japan / 
  • 1990 / 
  • Japanese with English subtitles / 
  • 97 min
Directed by Takeshi Kitano


"A work of varied and strange miracles."
- Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion

"I can think of no working director who uses stillness as gracefully and effectively as Takeshi Kitano."
- Sean Axmaker, Seattle Weekly
BOILING POINT (BLU RAY)

BOILING POINT (BLU RAY)

Directed by Takeshi Kitano
  • Japan / 
  • 1990 / 
  • Japanese with English subtitles / 
  • 97 min
HARMONIUM

HARMONIUM

Directed by Koji Fukada
  • Japan / 
  • 2016 / 
  • Japanese with English subtitles / 
  • 120 min
Directed by Koji Fukada


"[M]asterful performances. [T]his tale approaches a family's flawed construct with the critical seriousness of Robert Bresson or Fukada's compatriot Nagisa Oshima."
- Maggie Lee, Variety

"[C]ommands attention from start to finish. The film's insights into the isolation evident in the relationships most take for granted â?" marriages, parent-child connections and long-term friendships â?" don't merely hit their targets; they smash them with a sledgehammer."
- Sarah Ward, Screen Dailly

"...deeply involving and uncannily affecting..."
- Jessica Kiang, The Playlist
HOSPITALITE

HOSPITALITE

Directed by Koji Fukuda
  • Japan / 
  • 2009 / 
  • Japanese with English subtitles / 
  • 95 min
Directed by Koji Fukuda


"Brilliant storytelling...undeniable artistry!"
- Chris Cabin, Slant

"A marvelous tension between a prim comedy of manners and unbridled slapstick."
- Ronnie Scheib, Variety

"This entertaining and engrossing movie plays like a chess game between director and viewers."
- Janos Gereben, San Francisco Examiner
KEY OF LIFE

KEY OF LIFE

Directed by Kenji Uchida
  • Japan / 
  • 2012 / 
  • Japanese with English subtitles / 
  • 128 min
Directed by Kenji Uchida


"Breezy rhythm, witty dialogue and excellent thesping chemistry...a chessboard of ingenious subplots!"
- Maggie Lee, Variety

"Intelligent, amusing, and casually touching."
- Kong Rithdee, Cinema Scope

"Sweet, satisfying and very funny!"
- Beyondasiaphilia
MAD TIGER

MAD TIGER

Directed by Jonathan Yi, Michael Haertlein


"Fantastic portrait of a band and its leader that works on so many different levels. What I love about the film is that what starts out with a look at a band changes into a look at what it takes to be in a band and how the relationships outside of the band are forced to change because of the dynamics of the band."
- Steve Kopian, Unseen Films

"10 Must-See Documentaries at DOC NYC."
- Indiewire

"The members of Peelander-Z unmask themselves for revealing new doc MAD TIGER... For close to two decades fans have known the band with their personas held firmly in place, their colorful costumes seldom removed, but the opportunity to meet Peelander-Z has finally arrived, and the line between artist and person is blurring."
- Silvas Valentino, Village Voice
VIOLENT COP

VIOLENT COP

Directed by Takeshi Kitano
  • Japan / 
  • 1989 / 
  • Japanese with English subtitles / 
  • 103 min
Directed by Takeshi Kitano

VIOLENT COP (BLU RAY)

VIOLENT COP (BLU RAY)

Directed by Takeshi Kitano
  • Japan / 
  • 1989 / 
  • Japanese with English subtitles / 
  • 103 min