August 2, 2013 · 6:30 PM
This location is shown only to members
Note: Showtime is 7 p.m. Running time is 138 minutes. Tickets are $13, available at Muveetix. We'll meet in the ticket holders' line or in the lobby beforehand, and anyone who has trouble finding the venue or the group can call Alby at[masked]-5971.
The inaugural Japan Film Festival of San Francisco takes over New People Cinema from July 27 to Aug. 4, playing 15 of the most anticipated imports from Japan.
Shinsuke Sato, director of the live-action "Gantz" films, adapts another pop culture phenomenon in his latest effort: Hiro Arikawa's best-selling sci-fi novel series "Library Wars" (previously adapted for manga, Internet radio and anime). Featuring Chiaki Kuriyama of "Kill Bill: Vol. 1."
After the film, Nishikawa will appear in person for a discussion and Q&A.
Synopsis: In a near-future Japan where government censors have run amok, paramilitary squads form in defense of libraries -- and now they're taking on their first lady recruit.
Trailer here (although the trailer is in Japanese, the film will be fully subtitled in English): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Byc4LkKtOw
We'll meet up after the movie. Join us!