The annual San Diego Asian Film Festival opens in just over a week, and this year they are putting on quite a show. It is normally an 8-day affair, but in honor of their 10th anniversary it will be 15 days this time! It will run from Thursday Oct. 15th to Thursday Oct. 29th.
It's a great opportunity to catch up on the latest films from around Asia, as well as those made by Asian-Americans. In particular, there are a good number of Japanese films on offer this year.
The full program guide is available at http://www.sdaff.org/festival/festival.php
Through October 10th, our friends at the Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana are making available discounted tickets to the Japan-related programs. These are listed athttp://www.japan-society.org/?nav1=section&secid=11&subsecid=73&subcatid=11&class=1&docsid=114&type=detail
and the tickets can be purchased on pages starting at (note the tiny "Next" button at the bottom of the page)https://app.etapestry.com/cart/JapanSociety/default/category.php?ref=2017.0.175188075
for only $8 each including all fees.
The festival itself also offers a variety of multi-film discount passes. Me, I bought the All-Festival Pass so I can completely withdraw from society for two weeks and spend my days and nights in darkened rooms.