The Japan-America Society of Washington DC proudly presents CineMatsuri™

CineMatsuri showcases five of Japan's most recent and best films, each in a different genre, reflecting the richness and diversity of today's Japanese cinema. All films will be shown in Japanese, with English sub-titles.

CineMatsuri opens with a matinee performance at 1:30 pm on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the Ronald Reagan Building and continues with evening showings every night at 7 pm from Monday, March 21 through Thursday, March 24 at the E Street Cinema. Additional encore screening for "Persona Non Grata" will be held on Friday, March 25 at the Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market and Sunday, March 27 at the Bethesda Row Cinema.

Date Venue Film Showtime Price
3/20/16 Ronald Reagan Building Persona Non Grata 1:30pm $13
3/21/16 E-Street Cinema Flying Colors 7:00pm $13
3/22/16 E-Street Cinema Snow on the Blades 7:00pm $13
3/23/16 E-Street Cinema I am a Monk 7:00pm $13
3/23/16 E-Street Cinema Persona Non Grata
(encore presentation)
9:00pm $11
3/24/16 E-Street Cinema The Emperor in August 7:00pm $13
3/25/16 Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market Persona Non Grata
(encore presentation)
9:15pm $11
3/27/16 Bethesda Row Persona Non Grata
(encore presentation)
7:00pm $11

CineMatsuri is presented by the Japan-America Society of Washington DC (JASW), which has promoted understanding of Japanese culture for over half a century.


Anchor Coffee

CineMatsuri is pleased to show three short films, on average 6 minutes in length, about the Tohoku region today, told through the stories of three people – two Japanese and one American -- who lived through the tragedy of five years ago and continue to work to rebuild their communities today. A different film will be shown before the feature films on March 21, 22, and 23. For more information, click here.


CineMatusri Press Release (English)
CineMatusri Press Release (Japanese)

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