Kansas City Japanese Film Festival

  • Sunday, February 09, 2014
  • 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Alamo Draft House, 1400 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64105

Registration

  • Attending three or all four films? Buy the all-day pass for $20.
  • Buy a single ticket if attending this film only -- $7.50 per person.
  • Buy a single ticket if attending this film only -- $7.50 per person.
  • Buy a single ticket if attending this film only -- $7.50 per person.
  • Buy a single ticket if attending this film only -- $7.50 per person.
Thanks to the Heartland Japan Exchange and Teaching program Alumni Association (HJETAA) for continuing this great tradition -- a fundraiser and chance to enjoy Japanese films rarely seen in the U.S.

Tickets are $7.50 per movie or $20 for all four movies of the day. Pay when you register via PayPal or pay at the door with cash or credit card. (To buy tickets for two movies via PayPal you will need to register twice.)

To pick up tickets or all-day passes, give your name to the film festival ticket table at the Alamo Drafthouse.

All proceeds go to The Taylor Anderson Fund http://www.taylorandersonmemorialfund.org/ Taylor Anderson was an assistant language teacher in the JET Program who died in the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. This fund was established by her family to help students, schools and families in the Ishinomaki and Tohoku recover from the earthquake and tsunami.

Here are the films and start times for the film festival:

  • 11:00 a.m.: Satoshi Kon’s dark anime Perfect Blue (a source for the film Black Swan starring Natalie Portman) (1997)
  • 1:15 p.m.: Akira Kurosawa’s bittersweet commentary on the meaning of life, Ikiru. (1952)
  • 4:15 p.m.: Hayao Miyazaki’s anime classic Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. (1984)
  • 8:00 p.m.: Kinji Fukasaku’s Battle Royale, a film set in an Orwellian near-future in which teenagers are forced to fight to the death on an island for reality TV. (2000)

Learn more at the Heartland JETAA site.



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