I know this is later than it should have been, but I wanted to draw some attention to the first annual Toronto Japanese Film Festival going on right now at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC). They've been doing very successful monthly screenings up until now, including my favourite Japanese film, Always Sanchoume no Yuuhi, and other greats like Tokyo Monogatari and Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo. I went down there to check it out on Friday past and was really impressed at the fantastic complex they have and the thoughtful and interesting exhibits. I wasn't able to view the movie they were showing as I had other engagements for the evening, but most of the films looked really interesting. There are six days left to the festival, however, so I really encourage those of you in Toronto to go check them out!
Still on the schedule for this week:
Monday June 11: Hastsumi – One Grandmother’s journey through Japanese Canadian Internment
Tuesday June 12: Permanent Nobara
Wednesday June 13: Ending Note: Death of a Japanese Salaryman
Thursday June 14: Postcard
Friday June 15: Chronicle of My Mother
Thursday June 21: Friends After 3:11
Convenient link to the schedule can be found here. Tickets are $10, $8 for JCCC members.
The location is the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre:
6 Garamond Court, Toronto, ON M3C 1Z5