New York, Toronto, Cannes – these names ring synonymously as some of the most famous film festivals held around the world. With name of the top award-winning films debuting at such festivals, they drive millions of dollars in tourism as many people flock to each location in the hopes of seeing the next great movie, or perhaps rub shoulders with the rich and famous.
Yet, when it comes to these famous international film festivals being held around the world, Pittsburgh is typically not one to be at the top of the lists. A city known for its culture and its performances from the arts, film festivals typically aren’t what one thinks about when visiting town.
That is, until now. The Japanese Film Festival, which is being held at Lawrenceville’s own Row House Cinema from March 29th through April 11th, will bring together a two week long celebration of distinctive and enticing films straight out of Japan.
The festival, which is being held in Pittsburgh for the fourth year in a row, has thus become a hub for emerging talent from halfway around the world. Below, you will find the upcoming titles set to be featured during the festival:
Friday, March 29th– Lost in Ramen
Saturday, March 30th– Okko’s Inn
Saturday, March 30th– Shoplifters
Saturday, March 30th– Modest Heroes
Saturday, March 30th– Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki
Saturday, March 30th– Battle Royale
Monday, April 1st– Mirai
Tuesday, April 2nd– Lady Snowblood
Wednesday, April 3rd– One Cut of the Dead
Wednesday, April 3rd– Tokyo Story
Friday, April 5th– Japan’s Craziest TV Gameshows
Sunday, April 7th– Day of the Western Sunrise
Thursday, April 11th– The Night is Short, Walk on Girl (2 Showings)
For the 2019 Japanese Film Festival, many new and exciting genres will be on showcase, from new anime, informative documentaries, samurai films, and even a low-budget zombie film which has thus become a hit with audiences.
For those looking for a something new and exciting to watch on their day off of work, head to Lawrenceville to see some of the finest in Japanese culture. And who knows – you just might be seeing the next award-winning film.
For more information on tickets, head to www.rowhousecinema.com.