Don't forget to come back on Saturday for the premiere screening of Kizumonogatari Part 3 - Reiketsu, too! Buy tickets for Kizumonogatari Part 3 - Reiketsu on April 8th (Sat) at 7 pm
Don't forget to come back on Saturday for the premiere screening of Kizumonogatari Part 3 - Reiketsu, too! Buy tickets for Kizumonogatari Part 3 - Reiketsu on April 8th (Sat) at 7 pm
Cherry Blossom Film Festival is held on April 8, 9 and 15 at the NEW PEOPLE, as part of the 2017 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival celebrating its 50th anniversary! We showcase six of Japan’s best films and anime, including "Sailor Moon R," "My Neighbor Totoro," "Castle in the Sky," "Tampopo," "Like Father, Like Son" and "The Tale of Zatoichi."
Visit official website at http://www.jffsf.org/cbff2017/
Sponsored by Consulate General of Japan, San Francisco
The premiere screening of Kizumonogatari Part 3 - Reiketsu will be held at NEW PEOPLE Cinema on Saturday, April 8th at 7pm, 9pm and Sunday 9th at 3pm!
Story: With help from Meme Oshino, the apparition specialist, Koyomi defeats the three powerful vampire hunters: Dramaturgy, Episode, and Guillotinecutter. Koyomi takes back all the limbs of Kiss-Shot-Acerola-Orion-Heart- Underblade in order to become a human again... READ MORE
Don't forget to review Part 1 & 2 to be screened as Double Feature at NEW PEOPLE Cinema on the day before this premiere screening. See more details HERE.
Hosted by SUPERFROG Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Japan Film Festival of San Francisco is the first and only fully-dedicated annual Japanese film event of the San Francisco Bay Area. The film festival is a prominent feature of the J-POP SUMMIT, taking place in San Francisco. More information will be updated at JFFSF.org
Japan Film Festival of San Francisco: http://jffsf.org
Another showing just added! Sunday, March 12 at 12pm!! Experience an all-new adventure with Kirito, Asuna, and their party members as they explore the world of “Ordinal Scale,” a new hit game utilizing augmented reality technology. Players are about to find the line between the virtual world and reality beginning to blur and their worst nightmares coming true… As his fellow players find themselves in danger, the hero is called upon once again – can Kirito save his friends, or is this going to be game over for him…?
120min | Japanese with English Subtitles | ©RK/KC/ AMW/SM
CAAMFest 35, celebrating Asian American films, music and food, will be held between March 9th and 19th, 2017 at multiple venues in San Francisco and Oakland!
At NEW PEOPLE Cinema, nine films will be screened on March 18th & 19th, including The Tenor (directed by Kim Sang-man), Good Luck Soup (directed by Matthew Hashiguchi), 95 And 6 To Go (directed by Kimi Takesue) and Harmonium (directed by Koji Fukuda). See more details at http://caamfest.com/2017/
The Nichi Bei Foundation presents the sixth annual Films of Remembrance on Saturday, February 25 at NEW PEOPLE Cinema! This one-day film event commemorating the signing of Executive Order 9066, which set the shells in motion to forcibly relocate some 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry into American concentration camps during World War II.
Jan 27 (Fri) 7pm, 8:45pm | Tickets $15 | 78min | Japanese with English Subtitles
"A Forgotten Friendship Blooms Dangerously..." Sailor Moon comes to the big screen in her first dazzling movie! Uncut and for the first time in theaters, join Sailor Moon on an adventure to save not only the world, but also her true love! This limited engagement also includes the North American debut of the original theatrical short. Make up! Sailor Guardians and exclusive extras. A special bonus gift will be given to ticket holders while supplies last. For tickets and more details visit HERE
© 1993 Toei Animation Co. Ltd © NAOKO TAKEUCHI/PNP, TOEI ANIMATION
Full Metal Cinema Presents: Kaneto Shindo's "KURONEKO" (1968)
In this poetic and atmospheric horror fable, set in a village in war-torn medieval Japan, a malevolent spirit has been ripping out the throats of itinerant samurai. When a military hero is sent to dispatch the unseen force, he finds that he must struggle with his own personal demons as well. From Kaneto Shindo, director of the terror classic Onibaba, Kuroneko (Black Cat) is a spectacularly eerie twilight tale with a shocking feminist angle, evoked through ghostly special effects and exquisite cinematography.
Stick around after for a discussion of the film with the Full Metal Cinema crew! www.fullmetalcinema.com
J-POP SUMMIT is hosting a special event featuring the very ORIGINAL 1954 "Godzilla" movie directed by Ishiro Honda at NEW PEOPLE Cinema on Thursday, December 1st! $15 for movie ticket, a fun raffle and free bottle of 'Bai'! Don't miss this super rare occasion to "ooooh!" at old-school Godzilla stomping around Tokyo! Buy tickets NOW!
★ VIP Special ★ Were you a VIP attendee at J-POP SUMMIT 2016? Good news! VIPs will receive an early purchase link via email starting Friday, October 28th, and get a FREE BEER! See more details at J-POP.com or Facebook event page.
One-day screening of the award-winning film "IN NOMINE MATRIS (In the Name of the Mother) ," directed by Will Fredo, will be screened at NEW PEOPLE Cinema on Saturday, November 19th! Treat yourself to a most unique musical choreographic and dramatic experience. An explosion of rhythm and passion as Flamenco intersects with Filipino... Read more at official website or Facebook event page!
★Tickets★ Special donor ticket $50 includes admission to reception at 5:15pm with director Will Fredo and leading actress Liza Dino plus reserved seats for 7:15pm screening. General Admission is $16.00 (+fee)
【Nov 19th (Fri) 1:30pm, 7:15pm | San Francisco Premiere】
3rd i's 14th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival runs Nov 10-13 in San Francisco (NEW PEOPLE Cinema, Castro Theatre) and Nov 19 in Cupertino! It spotlights Diaspora stories and edgy, exciting indie narratives. See more details at http://www.thirdi.org/
Tickets: Early Bird (First 60 Seats) $10 (+fee), General Admission $15 (+fee), K-12 Students: FREE
Door Opens at 11:30AM
Join this special movie premiere celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the new Kagoshima Immigrants!
Film Synopsis: Everybody is in a bit of bad luck!? A touching comedy brought to you by three beautiful sisters with their own circumstances at a confectionary family store in Masago-cho, Kagoshima-city! ... READ MORE
Programs: Premiere remarks and Q&A by Producer & Actor Mr. Seishiro Nishida | Greeings by Deputy Consul General Nagayoshi, Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco | Networking after the film screening
Organized by Kagoshima Foundation & the 60th Anniversary Celebration for the New Kagoshima Immigrants Executive Committee
The (Lucky) 13th Another Hole In The Head, a film festival celebrating Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and a broad poster-as-of-now-pmspectrum of related cinema from across the globe, will be held October 27th to November 9th at NEW PEOPLE Cinema! Check our a full schedule at www.sfindie.com
The festival starts off at 7pm on Thursday, October 27th, with "Homegrown Horrors" - a collection of scary short films produced by filmmakers from al over the Bay Area, followed by our Opening Night Feature, The Master Cleanse at 9:00pm.
60min | Japanese with English Subtitles
In the spring of his second year of high school, Koyomi Araragi meets the beautiful vampire Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade. Koyomi saves Kiss-shot, who was on the verge of death with all four of her limbs cut off, but only at the expense of becoming her vampire minion.... Read More
Tickets $15 (+ service fee) | Showtimes: 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:30pm
Tickets $15 | Call to reserve your seats: (415) 459-4256 (KIDFLIX Global)
Showtime: 11:45am, 2:15pm, 4:45pm, 7:15pm
111 min. | Japanese with English Subtitles | For Ages 10+
"Hinokio" is not about robots. It is about the human heart and love...
Twelve-year-old SATORU is a heart-broken boy who has totally withdrawn following the sudden death of his mother. His father has invented a very advanced remote-controlled robot named HINOKIO which SATORU uses as a tool to communicate with the outside world of this schoolroom from the "safety" of this home. Through the eyes of HINOKIO, the robot, SATORU experiences real life friendships and his first real love but he eventually comes to realize that he must go out into the real world without HINOKIO.
86min | English Dubbed
Tickets $15 (+fee) | Showtime: 1:00pm
It's been six years since that summer adventure when Tai and the rest of the DigiDestined crossed over to the Digital World and nearly three years since the final battle between Kari's group and Apocalymon. As the peaceful days come to pass, the gate to the Digital World closes. Not even the DigiDestined know what caused this, and time alone continues forth.
On an ordinary day, Kuwagamon suddenly appears in the City! His rampage leaves buildings in ruins and its people in turmoil. Tai happens to catch sight of Kuwagamon, and he chases after him in an effort to stop the chaos. But there's nothing he can do against Kuwagamon.
"It's no use - I can't do anything about this alone!" Just as Kuwagamon roars and attacks, Tai's Digivice begins to emit a bright light.
"Tai, look how big you've grown!"
With the sound of Agumon's nostalgic voice, the adventure now Digivolves once again.
Why have thousands of customers from around the world chosen to get the Johnny Cupcakes' logos tattooed on themselves? And how does Johnny get hundreds of people to camp outside his fake bakeries? Our next speaker started 16 businesses before he was 16 years old.... Read More
Join the Nichi Bei Foundation at the San Francisco Premiere Screening of “Persona Non Grata” (2015, 2 hours, 19 min.) a new feature film on “Japanese Schindler” Chiune Sugihara, who helped to save some 6,000 Jewish refugees from Nazi persecution.
SPECIAL GUESTS: Director Cellin Gluck, Sugihara granddaughter Madoka Sugihara from Japan at 5 p.m. Benefit Screening!
FEATURING: DVD and Book Sales, exhibits on Chiune Sugihara and the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which liberated the Dachau death camps.
For more details visit http://www.nichibei.org/persona-non-grata/
Japan Film Festival of San Francisco
JAPAN FILM FESTIVAL OF SAN FRANCISCO, the very first and only fully-dedicated annual Japanese film celebration for the San Francisco Bay Area, is held at NEW PEOPLE CINEMA, screening latest Japanese live-action and animation films.
Date: July 23rd (Sat) - 31st(Sun), 2016
Location: NEW PEOPLE Cinema (1746 Post St., San Francisco, CA MAP)
Official Website: JFFSF.org
60min. | Japanese with English subtitles
Rihito Sajo is an honor student who enrolled into his high school with a perfect score on the entrance exam. Hikaru Kusakabe is in a band and popular among girls. They are “different kind of guys”, who would have never crossed paths. One day, they started talking to each other at the practice for their school’s upcoming chorus festival. After school, the two meet regularly, as Hikaru helps Rihito to improve his singing skills. While they listen to each other’s voice and harmonize, their hearts start to beat together. Their feelings for each other slowly elevate, then peak when least expected.Goofy yet innocent, Hikaru directly talks about his feelings towards Rihito. Hesitant at first, but Rihito gradually opens up his heart to Hikaru. Two adolescent boys – being perplexed about not only about each other, but also about themselves – struggle and get confused; however, they eventually get to understand each other. As they start to think about college and their future, what comes to their mind in order to move forward… READ MORE
70min. | Japanese with English Subtitles
May 1st (Sun) @ 12pm 1:30pm 3pm, 4:30pm, 6pm
Needless to say, Hatsune Miku's world is produced by innumerable amazing creators - of music, art and even movies too! MIKU EXPO will host its first short film festival by curating an exciting collection of Hatsune Miku related movies including "Mikumentary Remix", "#UltraMiku Special Edition!", and music videos that won the Grand-Prix at previous years' UGC Awards of Sapporo International Short Film Festival and Market!
Tickets come with a free 'MIKU EXPO Supporter Pin Badge'!
Visit OFFICIAL WEBSITE for more information!
Date: March 10-20, 2016
Locations: NEW PEOPLE Cinema anda other theaters in San Francisco & Oakland
CAAMFEST 2016's core commitment is the discovery of new talent, new voices, new stories and new visions. At the same time, CAAM honors the past, celebrating the lives of legendary artists like Tyrus Wong. Then, there is the added element of food and music — truly a feast for the mind and senses! Visit http://caamfest.com/2016 for more details.
Runtime: 60 min
Language: Japanese audio with English subtitles
Ticket Price: $12 Giveaway: Yes
Rating: Not rated (recommend PG-13)
Trailer link: https://youtu.be/4lt0rT_nmvg
March 25th ― a day during spring break. Koyomi Araragi, a second year
student at Naoetsu High School, gets to know a girl named Tsubasa Hanekawa,
the top honors student at his school. Tsubasa mentions a rumor about a
“blonde vampire” that has been sighted around their town recently. Koyomi,
usually a not-so social guy, takes a liking to Tsubasa’s down-to-earth
personality. That evening, Koyomi encounters the rumored vampire. She is
Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade, also known as the “King of
Apparitions.” Koyomi sees this blonde, golden eyed vampire lying in a pool
of her own blood, with all four of her limbs cut off. She asks Koyomi for
help, sprinkling her blood around. Koyomi gives Kiss-shot his blood as told
to save her life. And the very next moment he awakes, Koyomi finds himself
become her vampire kin. As Koyomi struggles to accept his existence,
Kiss-shot whispers: “welcome to the world of darkness.”
The I-SEA Film Fest (International Southeast Asian Film Fest, Nov 21-22, 2015) highlights the histories, imaginaries and identities of those with ties to Southeast Asia and its diasporas.
Featuring work by award-winning directors (Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or, Prince Claus Foundation, MacArthur “Genius" award), Oscar nominees, rebels and art-world stars, I-SEA showcases world- class feature films, cutting-edge experimental shorts and controversial documentaries.
The Opening night gala will take place on November 20th at Artists' Television Access. The festival takes place at New People Cinema in Japantown from November 21-22nd, 2015--select screenings will have post-screening Q&A with filmmakers and panels.
3rd i's 13th annual SF International South Asian Film Festival presents some of the best
documentaries and indie narratives from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, UK and the USA. This year’s Focus on Freedoms brings us inspiring stories from the front lines of the struggle for gender equality, and also examines the legacy of freedom for India and Pakistan –historically, and in the continuing conundrum of Kashmir. Art cinema– both contemporary and classic, and comedies – both Bollywood and indie, find a place on the program. Bay Area Filmmakers, shorts and live performances make a strong showing at the festival.
THE FIRST EVER LIVE-ACTION VERSION OF ATTACK ON TITAN IS SO GIANT, IT'S BEING RELEASED IN TWO FEATURE LENGTH PARTS
A century ago, Titans suddenly appeared on Earth. These titans soon drove human civilization to the brink of collapse. Humans then built a giant wall to defend themselves. Within these confines humans lived in peace, but 100 years later the wall was broken.
The result is intense action in a deadly post-apocalyptic setting where humans fight monstrous Titans for their very survival. Where will they end up? Will the humans be able to reclaim their world, to secure their survival? The fate of mankind will rest with a ragtag team of Army Corps members. Only time will tell if they can end the Titan menace.
With Naruto as the Seventh Hokage, Hidden Leaf Village is planning to host the Chunin Exams to train new shinobi from the village and from five of their allied villages. Among the entrants are Sasuke's daughter, Sarada, who adores Naruto, Mitsuki, an exceptionally talented yet mysterious shinobi And Boruto, Naruto's son who shows great potential, but despises his father.
Sasuke who's been on a mission in another dimension appears before Naruto to warn of a strange impending danger he has sensed. Shrouded with an evil aura, Momoshiki and Kinshiki appear during the Exams and attempt to assassinate Naruto with the Rinnegan. Boruto is petrified and unable to do a thing while Sasuke guards him. As Naruto steps in front to shield them, he smiles faintly and disappears in front of Boruto.
An inconceivable foe lies in wait as Sasuke, the Five Kage and Boruto with a determination of steel, charge into another dimension!
Executive Producer MASASHI KISHIMOTO
Screenplay and Character Design by MASASHI KISHIMOTO
Director HIROYUKI YAMASHITA , Screenplay Cooperation UKYOU KODACHI, Character Design and Chief Animation Director :TETSUYA NISHIO, HIROFUMI SUZUKI
© 2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO/2007 SHIPPUDEN © BMP 2015
All ticket sales are final as i. No refunds or exchange of tickets will be issued.
125 min. English-dubbed.
The incidents occurred at the high school, NAZKA Academy. A certain female student experiences anomalies where causes are unknown. Unable to control herself, she experiences situations where she suddenly wakes up, finding that she had sleep walked alone inside a deep forest. A frightened young girl who has disturbing experiences in which she understands little of what is occurring. While keeping it a secret from their school, the girl's older sister and her friends (Ray, Anna, Tyler, Halle, and Eisuke), consult with Suguru Yoake, a professor at a university. Professor Yoake uses regressive hypnosis on the girl....read more
99 min (feature) + 5 min bonus footage
Japanese with English subtitled
Although μ's, the defending champions of the school idol tournament, plans to dissolve their group after the graduation of their senior members, they receive news that leads them to holding a concert event! The 9 girls continue to learn and grow in this new and unfamiliar world. What is the last thing that these girls can do as school idols? With the clock ticking, what kind of meaning will the μ's members find in performing the most exciting live performance?