Japanese Films Screening at L.A. Film Festival

Jonathan M. Hall jmhall
Tue Jun 3 02:10:02 EDT 2008

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Film Independents Los Angeles Film Festival presented by Los Angeles  
Times will be screening from June 19th to 29th in Westwood Village.  
The festival screens more than 250 narrative, documentary, short  
film, and international features to a diverse audience of 83,000.  
 From VIP galas to celebrity-studded premieres, the Los Angeles Film  
Festival highlights film from every corner of the globe.

L.A. Film Festival 2008 is proud to introduce two Japanese films this  
year that would be screening at the event.

?The Makioka Sisters (Sasame-yuki)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
CAST: Keiko Kishi, Yoshiko Sakuma, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Yuko Kotegawa

Tuesday, June 24, 4:30 PM
Billy Wilder Theater/Hammer Museum

In a career that spanned more than 70 years, Kon Ichikawa did many  
acclaimed literary adaptations, and this is one of his finest from  
the '80s, a visually stunning film about fading traditions in the  
modern world.

X-Cross (Ekusu-Kurosu)
Director: Kenta Fukasaku
CAST: Nao Matsushita, Ami Suzuki, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

Friday, June 20, 11:59 p.m., Majestic Crest Theatre
Wednesday, June 25, 7:30 p.m., The Landmark

 From the screenwriter of Death Note and the director of Battle  
Royale II and Yo-Yo Girl Cop comes this fabulously fractured film  
about two friends running for their lives just not from the same things.

For tickets or more information, please call 1.866.FILMFEST or  

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