Thursday, March 28, 2019

Pittsburgh Japanese Film Festival opens tomorrow at Row House Cinema.

The fourth annual Pittsburgh Japanese Film Festival at the Row House Cinema features 12 films, a collection of Japanese TV gameshow moments, a number of special events, and runs from March 29's Ramen Fest through April 11.

The films at this year's festival are:
  • Opening night's Lost in Ramen (ラーメン食いてぇ!)
  • Animated films Mirai (未来のミライ), Okko's Inn (若おかみは小学生), The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (夜は短し歩けよ乙女), and Modest Heroes (ちいさな英雄-カニとタマゴと透明人間-)
  • The acclaimed 2018 film Shoplifters (万引き家族)
  • The zombie comedy One Cut of the Dead (カメラを止めるな!)
  • Classic Tokyo Story (東京物語) and cult classics Lady Snowblood (修羅雪姫) and Battle Royale (バトル・ロワイアル)
  • Documentaries Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki (終わらない人 宮崎駿) and Day of the Western Sunrise.

Now in its fourth year, the Pittsburgh Japanese Film Festival will play at the single-screen Row House Cinema at 4115 Butler Street in Lawrenceville (map).

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