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Kawasaki Shinyuri Film Festival
Unique features of Kawasaki Shinyuri Film Festival
Kawasaki Shinyuri Film Festival
The Kawasaki Shinyuri Film Festival started in 1995 and has since been held annually by Kawasaki City as one of the Shinyuri Arts Festival events in Shinyurigaoka on the Odakyu line, Asao ward, Kawasaki city, Japan.
Unique features of Kawasaki Shinyuri Film Festival
Registered volunteers play major roles in planning and arranging the film festival. They select the films, plan entertaining events, and also engage in public relations. They edit official leaflets and program brochures, and produce the official website.
 Barrier-free aspects 
--For the auditory handicapped, we have been screening some Japanese films with Japanese subtitles.
--For the visually handicapped, we have been screening some films with our audio guide system. This was made possible by voluntary scriptwriters and voice-over dubbing actors.
--A babysitting service supported by experienced volunteers is available for some programs.
--Wheelchair users are welcome to all programs.

 The Junior Film-making Workshop 
We started the Junior Film-making Workshop program in 2000, hoping so that the junior-high school students in Kawasaki get to know various people in their area as well as discover their creativity through film- making. Supported by teachers of Japan Academy of Moving Images (Nihon-eiga-gakko) and film festival volunteers among others they have created high-level films.
The zebra, symbol of the film festival, is called cinema-uma which sounds a bit like shima-uma meaning zebra in Japanese with celluloid strips as its coloring.
2004 Programs
 Oct. 3 (Sun) at Kawasaki Shimin Museum (Nakahara ward) 
<Five years of the Junior Film-making Workshop>
[10:00-14:30] The 11 films made during 2000-2003
[15:00-16:00] Symposium with Mr. Shunsuke Serizawa (critic) and Ms. Mariko Nonaka (director)
[16:00-17:00] Jibun +Ganbou= Kodoku (= Myself+Desire=Solitude)*
*The 2004 work made by young members who experienced the workshop before (33 min).
 Oct. 8 (Fri) at Warner Mycal Cinemas Shinyurigaoka 
[12:00-14:00] Roman Holiday (Roma-no kyujitsu)
[Babysitting available by reservation.]
(Digitally re-mastered version/1953, 2003/USA/118 min/dir: William Wyler/lEnglish)
[14:15-16:30] A Boy’s Summer in 1945 (Utsukushii natsu Kirishima)
[Babysitting available by reservation.]
(2002/Japan/118 min/dir: Kazuo Kuroki/Japanese)
Greeting by Mr. Kuroki before the screening.

[18:30-22:20] <10th anniversary program---Evening of music and a movie> (18:30-19:10) Mini-concert of movie music by a string quartet led by Mr. Gleb Nikitin, concert master of The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra based in Kawasaki city.
(19:25-22:20) The Sound of Music (Saundo obu myujikku)
(Digitally re-mastered version/1965/USA/175 min/dir: Robert Wise/English)
 Oct. 9 (Sat) at Warner Mycal Cinemas Shinyurigaoka 
Theater No.3
[12:30-14:39] Nuovo cinema Paradiso (Nyu shinema paradaisu)
[Babysitting available by reservation.]
(1989/Italy, France/124 min/dir: Giuseppe Tornatore/Italian)
[Audio-guide headphones are available for the visually handicapped.]

[15:15-18:10] Ohkami (=Wolves)
(1955/Japan/120 min/dir: Kaneto Shindo/Japanese)
Talk by Mr. Shindo, Ms.Nobuko Shibuya (director) and Ms. Akane Shiratori
[18:40-17:40] Yudan taiteki (=Never be unguarded)
(2003/Japan/110 min/dir: Izuru Narushima/Japanese)
Talk by Mr. Narushima and Mr. Akira Emoto (actor)
Theater No.4
[11:55-13:59] The Spanish Apartment (Supanisshu apahtomento)
[Babysitting available by reservation.]
(2001/France, Spain/122 min./dir: Cedric Klapisch/French, Spanish, etc.)
[14:15-16:21] Yoshino’s Barber Shop (Bahbah Yoshino)
[Babysitting available by reservation.]
(2003/Japan/96 min/dir: Naoko Ogigami/Japanese)
Talk by Ms. Ogigami.
[16:40-18:58] Hebi-ichigo (= snake strawberries)
(2002/Japan/108 min/dir: Miwa Nishikawa/Japanese)
Talk by Ms. Nishikawa and Ms. Chiyoko Tanaka
[19:15-21:27] City of God (Shitii obu goddo)
(2002/Brazil/130 min/dir: Fernando Meirelles/Portuguese)
 Oct. 10 (Sun) at Warner Mycal Cinemas Shinyurigaoka 
Theater No.8
[12:30-14:31] Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (Joze to tora to sakana tachi)
[Babysitting available by reservation.]
(2003/Japan/116 min/dir: Isshin Inudou/Japanese)
[Screened with explanatory Japanese subtitles and audio-guide system for the auditory/visually handicapped.]
[15:00-17:40] Daughter from Yan’an (En-an no musume)
[Babysitting available by reservation.]
(2002/Japan/120 min/dir: Kaoru Ikeya/Mandarin)
Talk by Mr. Ikeya (director)
[18:00-20:50] Zebraman (Zeburahman)
(2004/Japan/115 min/dir: Takashi Miike/Japanese)
Talk by Mr. Shou Aikawa (actor) and Mr. Shin Okada (producer)
[12:00-14:03] Goodbye Lenin! (Gubbai renin!)
[Babysitting available by reservation.]
(2003/Germany/121 min/dir: Wolfgang Becker/German)
Theater No.4
[14:20-16:12] Barking Dogs Never Bite (Hoeru inu wa kamanai)
[Babysitting available by reservation]
(2000/South Korea/110 min/dir: Bong Joon-ho/Korean)
[16:35-21:30] (Screening of two films and a talk event)
Gomen (=Sorry!)

(2002/Japan/103 min/dir: Shin Togashi/Japanese)
Shinkokyu no hitsuyo (=The need for a deep breath)
(2004/Japan/123 min/dir: Tetsuo Shinohara/Japanese)
Talk by Mr. Togashi, Mr. Shinohara and Mr. Kiichi Muto (producer)
 Oct. 11 (Mon., Holiday) at Shinyuri 21 Hall
<A film made by the students of Japan Academy of Moving Images> 
[13:00-14:40] Kaiten-suru sora no shita de (=Under the revolving sky)
(2004/16-mm/65 min/dir: Jou Sasaki/Japanese)
Ticket price for Oct.8-11 programs (Oct. 3 and Oct. 11 programs: admission free)
Tickets sold in advance: 700-1300 yen (exception: 1800 yen for a program with mini-concert)
Day-of-show tickets: 900-1500 yen (exception: 2000 yen for a program with mini-concert)
Where to buy tickets
Ticket PIA: 0570-02-9999 (Sept.1-Oct.6)
Kawasaki Shinyuri Film Festival ticket desk in Warner Mycal Cinemas Shinyurigaoka (Sept.22 -Oct.6)
[opening time] Wednesdays 12:00 -16:00
Saturdays 13:00-21:00
Sundays and holidays 13:00-19:00
For more information―
Kawasaki Shinyuri Film Festival office (Tel 044-953-7652, Fax 044-953-7685)
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