As part of its Love Will Tear Us Apart Globus Film Series, Japan Society presents outrÃ© love stories from Japan and Korea, including the U.S. premiere of Shinya Tsukamoto’sÂ KOTOKO (March 2) and the world premiere of Koji Wakamatsuâ€™sÂ Petrel Hotel Blue (March 7) among 23 seminal films from the genre.
Other highlights include Hirokazu Koreâ€™edaâ€™s Air Doll (March 3), Nagisa Oshimaâ€™s arch-classic In the Realm of the Senses (March 16), Yukio Ninagawaâ€™s Snakes and Earrings (March 16), Lee Sang-ilâ€™s Villain, (March 9) Lee Chang-dongâ€™s Oasis, (March 18) and Kim Ki-dukâ€™s Bad Guy, (March 10), among other twisted tales of star-crossed lovers on the rocks and on the run. (Click here for a complete list of films and showtimes).
For younger cineastes, the critically acclaimed New York International Childrenâ€™s Film Festival kicks off its 15th anniversary event from March 2-25 at New Yorkâ€™s DGA Theater, Walter Reade Theater, IFC Center, Peter Norton Symphony Space, Asia Society, Scholastic Theater, and Cantor Film Center.
The nationâ€™s largest festival for kids and teens will present four weeks of ground-breaking and thought-provoking new works for ages 3-18, with 100 new films, opening and closing galas, new feature premieres, six short film programs, filmmaker Q&As, filmmaking workshops, and the NYICFF Awards Ceremony. This yearâ€™s edition features three Japanese films from 2011.
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