Three Ainu-related films will be showing at various theaters across Japan this month.
Catch a showing when you get an opportunity:
"Haruzo: A Life Among the Spirits"
The documentary film "Haruzo: A Life Among the Spirits" (see previous entry here) is now making its way across theaters in Japan, starting in Hokkaido. English subtitles are still in the works, and so currently all scheduled showings in Japan will be in Japanese only. Dates are locations are below in English, please see the film's website for details in Japanese.
Daikokuza Theater, Urakawa, Hokkaido
Dates: March 3 - March 9, 2012
*Special appearance by Haruzo Urakawa and Takashi Ukaji on March 3
Sunpiazza Theater, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Date/Time: March 4, 2012; 11:30 OPEN / 12:00 START
Tickets: Adv 1500 yen / Door 1800 yen
Tel: 03-6413-9590 (Cycloid, Inc.)
*Special appearance by Haruzo Urakawa and Takashi Ukaji
Kichijoji Baus Theater, Tokyo
Dates: March 24 - March 30, 2012
*Advance tickets available with postcards & mukkur
Theater Kino, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Dates: June 2 - June 8, 2012
Nagano Shochiku Aioiza/Roxy 1.2, Nagano
Dates: June 30 - July 13, 2012
Cine Tokachi Prince Theater, Obihiro, Hokkaido
Dates: May (dates TBD)
Cinema Skhole, Nagoya
Dates: June (dates TBD)
Ise Shintomiza Theater, Ise, Mie
Dates: June (dates TBD)
New dates have been added to the ongoing mini-showings of the documentary film "TOKYO Ainu" in Nakano, Tokyo. All scheduled showings will be in Japanese only.
Mini-showings of TOKYO Ainu in Nakano
March 4 (Sun), OPEN 13:30 / START 14:00
April 8 (Sun), OPEN 13:30 / START 14:00
May 20 (Sun), OPEN 13:30 / START 14:00June 10 (Sun), OPEN 13:30 / START 14:00
Tickets: 1500 yen (no presale)
*you may use supporter tickets sent to you by the production committee
Reservations: Reservations required, as seating is limited.
Please make reservations through the online form.
Venue: Multi-space "Jukan"
2-17-9 Arai, Nakano-ku, Tokyo
*13-minute walk from JR/Tozai Line Nakano Station
*10-minute walk from Seibu Shinjuku Line Numabukuro Station
Organized by "TOKYO Ainu" Screening Committee
"Messages from Taiga"
"Messages from Taiga" is a documentary film on the forests and the indigenous people along the Bikin River in the Russian Far East. While the film's subject matter does not include the Ainu, the soundtrack is provided by OKI DUB AINU BAND, and the indigenous people in the region share cultural and social similarities with the Ainu.
The film will be showing in Tokyo on the following dates:
March 13, 2012 (Tue), 19:00-21:00 (OPEN 18:30)
March 28, 2012 (Wed), 15:00-17:30 (OPEN 14:30)
April 20, 2012 (Fri), 19:00-21:00 (OPEN 18:30)
*March 28 will feature a special guest from Russia
Tickets: 2000 yen (Reservations & advanced payment required)
*Details will be emailed upon reservation
Capacity: 35 persons
Venue: Kagura Salon 2F
Address: Kagura Bldg., 3-13 Ichigayatamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access: 5 mins from Exit 5, Yurakucho Line/Namboku Line Ichigaya St
8 minutes from West Exit, JR Iidabashi St / Exit B2a, Subway Iidabashi St
Tel: 03-6265-0580 / Fax: 03-6265-0581
Email info@kagurasalon with (1) date of attendance, (2) name, (3) email address, and (4) telephone number with the Subject "Showing of Messages from Taiga".