Saturday, January 19, 2013

Spotlight Japan at Lightbox, Jan 19 - Apr 6

This winter, five of Toronto's leading cultural institutions come together for Spotlight Japan, a city-wide festival celebrating classic and contemporary Japanese culture.

From January 19 to April 17, 2013 venues across Toronto will host a multidisciplinary array of Japanese-focused programs, giving audiences the opportunity to fully experience some of the most exciting work ever seen on the international stage.

Tickets on sale now!

Spotlight Japan, January 19 to April 17, 2013

Tokyo Drifters: 100 Years of Nikkatsu
January 19 - April 6

Celebrate the centenary of the legendary Japanese studio with this wild selection of genre classics and hidden gems from the Nikkatsu vault.

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Japanese Divas: Great Actresses of Classic Japanese Cinema
January 24 - March 31

This dazzlingly deluxe, two-month series pays tribute to the legendary leading ladies of Japanese cinema, including Setsuko Hara, Kinuyo Tanaka, Machiko Kyo, Isuzu Yamada and Hideko Takamine.

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The Catch: Masterworks of Eighties Japanese Cinema
March 5 - April 6

Organized by the Kawakita Memorial Film Institute in Tokyo, this 11-film spotlight on what many consider to be the last great era of Japanese cinema features rarely screened classics in several new 35mm prints.

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Opening January 25

Director Eric Khoo's tribute to Japanese manga great Yoshihiro Tatsumi uses a gorgeous simple animation style to bring the artist's autobiographical stories to life.

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From Up on Poppy Hill
Opening March 22

Co-scripted by the great Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his son Goro, the eagerly anticipated new film from Studio Ghibli is a beautiful nostalgia piece about a teenage girl coming of age in 1960s Japan.

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See all Spotlight Japan programmes from:
  • Canadian Stage
  • Soundstreams
  • The Japan Foundation
  • Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre

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