Featured Films

Looking! Really Looking!

The Films of Chantal Akerman

Torrey Pines

December 12

Japanese Currents

December 2-11

Friday Film Club: Still Life

Cléo from 5 to 7 - November 18

Upcoming Films

Films are displayed in chronological order by screening date.

Rope

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Friday, December 9 @ 5:30 pm

The first Technicolor film of Hitchcock’s career (to be followed by such masterpieces as Vertigo and North by Northwest), Rope

Creepy

Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Friday, December 9 @ 8 pm

In Kurosawa’s (Cure, Pulse, Tokyo Sonata) return to genre filmmaking, a broken ex-detective (Hidetoshi Nishijima) seeks to unlock the mystery

Happy Hour

Directed by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Saturday, December 10 @ 1 pm

Focused on the daily lives and labors of four 30-something women living in Kobe, Happy Hour refreshingly breathes space, contemplation,

Lowlife Love

Directed by Eiji Uchida

Saturday, December 10 @ 7 pm

Tetsuo (the fast-rising, thrillingly unhinged Kiyohiko Shibukawa) is a lowlife film director with one minor hit under his belt—10 years

Wet Woman in the Wild

Wet Woman in the Wind

Directed by Akihiko Shiota

Saturday, December 10 @ 9:15 pm

The Nikkatsu Roman Porno film—a subset of the broader “pink film” genre—has a long and not-quite-illustrious history, having been inaugurated

The Case of Hana & Alice

Directed by Shunji Iwai

Sunday, December 11 @ 2 pm

A prequel to Shunji Iwai’s 2004 live action film, The Case of Hana & Alice utilizes a distinctive rotoscope animation

Assassination Classroom

Directed by Eiichirô Hasumi

Sunday, December 11 @ 4:30 pm

A tentacled, smiley-faced creature responsible for destroying three-quarters of the moon mentors a junior high school class in the art

After the Storm

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-Eda

Sunday, December 11 @ 7 pm

In Kore-eda’s latest domestic drama, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe), a novelist who struck it big with his first tome, struggles to

Torrey Pines

Directed by Clyde Petersen

Monday, December 12 @ 7 pm

Employing stop motion animation, Peterson’s autobiographical, queer, punk coming-of-age tale recounts growing up in Southern California in the early 1990s.

Color Correction

Directed by Margaret Honda

Tuesday, December 13 @ 7:30 pm

Created entirely from color-timing tapes (the unseen shadow of a release print) of an unnamed Hollywood studio film, Color Correction

Night Two: Interaction of Formats

Directed by Richard Serra, Phyllis Baldino, Joshua Bonetta, George Barber

Thursday, December 15 @ 7:30 pm

This program features four kindred films with colo(u)r as their focus, featuring a student of color theorist Josef Albers (Richard

Don’t Blink: Robert Frank

Directed by Laura Israel

Friday, December 16 @ 6 pm

“The life and work of Robert Frank—as a photographer and a filmmaker—are so intertwined that they’re one in the same,