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Kawasaki Shinyuri Film Festival

Kawasaki Shinyuri Film Festival started in 1995 and its 14th event is going to be held this year.
Aiming at “a film festival created by all the citizens”, it has been planned and managed by its voluntary staff members, being supported by Japan Academy of Moving Images and by the local residents and businesses. The Kawasaki municipal government also supports the festival. We believe that we have developed and achieved a new style of a film festival.
Our program includes films from various genres--old and new, Japanese and foreign.
Events like talks by directors/actors, symposiums, or mini-concerts, among others, are planned every year.

The Kawasaki Art Center
The Aruterio cinema in the Kawasaki Art Center is the main site of our film festival. The Center is located 3 minutes’ walk from the Shin-yurigaoka station, Odakyû line. It also has the Aruterio mini-theater.
Address: 6-7-1 Manpukuji, Asao-ku, Kawasaki
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.
Open-air screening
Since 2000, we hold an open-air screening event in summer at a local school ground, which re-creates a good old village festival.
All these projects aim to make the Film Festival enjoyable by “everybody in town” not only by movie fans.
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.
Kawasaki Shinyuri Film Festival 2009
Film List

All the films are screened at Kawasaki Art Center, except for the screenings on Sept 19 (Sat) at Warner Mycal Cinemas Shinyurigaoka.
Kawasaki Art Center is situated 3 min walk from the north exit (kita-guchi), Shin-yurigaoka station, Odakyu line. Address: 6-7-1 Manpukuji, Asao-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa


Sono hi no mae ni (Before That Day)
2008/Japan/139 min/Japanese
Director: Nobuhiko -Ôbayashi
Screening: Sept 19 (Sat) 10:00 [guest: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi]

Ore tachi ni asu wa naissu (Ain’t No Tomorrows) [R-15]
2008/Japan/79 min/Japanese
Director: Yuki Tanada
Screening: Sept 19 (Sat) 13:50 [guests: Yuki Tanada, Sakura Andô, Akira Sasô]

 Tatsumi Kumashiro Films

Bô no kanashimi (Like a Rolling Stone) [R-15]
1994/Japan/121 min/Japanese
Director: Tatsumi Kumashiro
Screenings: Sept 19 (Sat) 16:30 [guests: Eiji Okuda, Akane Shiratori; one of the opening films], Sept 25 (Fri) 20:00

Koibito tachi wa nureta (Lovers Are Wet; Twisted Path of Youth) [R-18]
1973/Japan/76 min/Japanese
Director: Tatsumi Kumashiro
Screenings: Sept 20 (Sun) 19:20 [guests: Moeko Ezawa, Akane Shiratori], Sept 21 (Mon) 18:40

Nureta yokujô - Tokudashi niju-ichi nin (Moist Desires: 21 Strippers) [R-18]
1974/Japan/77 min/Japanese
Director: Tatsumi Kumashiro
Screenings: Sept 23 (Wed) 20:20, Sept 25 (Fri) 17:15 [guests: Yûko Katagiri, Akane Shiratori]

Akai kami no onna (The Woman with Red Hair) [R-18]
1979/Japan/73 min/Japanese
Director: Tatsumi Kumashiro
Screenings: Sept 21 (Mon) 20:30, Sept 22 (Tue) 18:00 [guests: Renji Ishibashi, Akane Shiratori]

 Shinyuri Selections

Nonko 36 sai (kaji tetsudai) (Non-ko) [R-15]
2008/Japan/105 min/Japanese
Director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri
Screenings: Sept 20 (Sun) 16:10 [guests: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri, Maki Sakai], Sept 26 (Sat) 20:40

Ai no mukidashi (Love Exposure) [R-15]
2008/Japan/237 min/Japanese
Director: Sion Sono
Screening: Sept 24 (Thu) 18:30

Osaka Hamlet
2008/Japan/107 min/Japanese
Director: Fujiro Mitsuishi
Screenings: Sept 23 (Wed) 17:10 [guest: Fujirô Mitsuishi], Sept 26 (Sat) 17:40 [guest: Fujirô Mitsuishi]

Tokyo Sonata
2008/Japan, Netherlands, Hongkong/119 min/Japanese
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Screenings: Sept 20 (Sun) 13:40, Sept 24 (Thu) 12:30*
*“Barrier-free screening” for visually or auditory handicapped people, subtitled in Japanese and audio-guide headphone available.

 New Wave Japan

Ultra Miracle Love Story (Bare Essence of Life)
2009/Japan/120 min/Japanese
Director: Satoko Yokohama
Screenings: Sept 21 (Mon) 10:00, Sept 27 (Sun) 17:50 [guest: Satoko Yokohama]

Hyaku hachi
2008/Japan/126 min/Japanese
Director: Yoshitaka Mori
Screening: Sept 20 (Sun) 10:00 [guest: Yoshitaka Mori]

Shinjukuku Kabukicho hoikuen
2009/Japan/95 min/Japanese
Director: Hideo Jôjô
Screenings: Sept 21 (Mon) 12:50, Sept 26 (Sat) 12:30 [guest: Hideo Jôjô]

SR Saitama no rappa (8000 Miles)
2008/Japan/80 min/Japanese
Director: Yû Irie
Screenings: Sept 21 (Mon) 15:50 [guest: Yû Irie], Sept 25 (Fri) 15:15

 Respect-for-Senior-Citizens Day Programs

Tsubuyori hana-butai (Life is a Stage)
2008/Japan/78 min/documentary/Japanese
Director: Ema Kujira
Screening: Sept 21 (Mon) 13:00 Performance: recitation play by Kanjuku-za

2007/UK/108 min/documentary/English
Directors: Stephen Walker, Sally George
Screening: Sept 21 (Mon) 18:00 Performance: concert by Coro Castello, male choir

 Asian Films

Secret Sunshine
2007/South Korea/142 min/Korean
Director: Chang-dong Lee
Screenings: Sept 23 (Wed) 10:00 [guest: Tadao Satô], Sept 24 (Thu) 15:00

Tropical Malady
2004/Thailand/118 min/Thai
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Screenings: Sept 23 (Wed) 13:45 [guest: Tadao Satô], Sept 25 (Fri) 12:30

 Children and Their Future

Buddha Collapsed out of Shame (Kodomo no jôkei)
2007/Iran, France/81 min/Dari (Persian)
Director: Hana Makhmalbaf
Screening: Sept 22 (Tue) 10:00 [guest: Tadao Satô]

War Dance
2007/USA/107 min/documentary/English, Swahili
Directors: Sean Fine, Andrea Nix
Screenings: Sept 22 (Tue) 13:00, Sept 25 (Fri) 10:00

Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids (Mirai o utsushita kodomo tachi)
2004/USA/85 min/documentary/Bengali, English
Directors: Zara Briski, Ross Kauffman
Screenings: Sept 22 (Tue) 15:50, Sept 24 (Thu) 10:00

 Junior Film-making Workshop Presentation

Switch (Suitchi)
2008/Japan/21 min/Japanese
Made by the team Chainkey
Screening: Sept 27 (Sun) 11:00

 Australia-Japan Student Film Forum in Shinyuri
Sept 27 (Sun) 13:00, held with the special support of Sydney Film School
[Guests: Dustin Feneley, Fumiko Sanada, Shigeki Chiba]

2005/Australia/15 min/English
Director: Dustin Feneley

Ikiru chikara (The Strength to Live)
2007/Japan/23 min/documentary/Japanese
Director: Fumiko Sanada

2007/Australia/6 min/English
Director: Brian Lien

Meditations on a Name
2007/Australia/9 min/English
Director: Bonnie Elliot


Ashikabi - Kodomo ga hiraku mirai -
2009/Japan/113 min/documentary/Japanese
Director: Masato Koike
Screening: Sept 27 (Sun) 14:00 [Symposium guests: Kunio Takeshige, Masato Koike, Shinichi Hashimoto]

Sen nen no Yamakoshi - Chûetsu daishinsai to tatakatta chîsana mura no monogatari -
2009/Japan/120 min/documentary/Japanese
Director: Shinichi Hashimoto
Screening: Sept 27 (Sun) 18:00 

 Open-air Screening

Aug 23 (Sun) 19:30 at Asao Elementary School
Panda kopanda
Panda kopanda - amefuri sakasu no maki
(Panda Kopanda Rainy Day Circus)

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