The Japan Society CUTS Contemporary Japanese Film Festival is one of my favorites.

This year we saw four very different but delightful (in their own way) fims, all of them USA premieres and Co-presented with the New York Asian Film Festival:

The Festival Opening Film, with Introduction and Q&A with Director Toshiaki Toyoda, and after film party. Interesting story about death, life, cults…

Of course, while we were in the area, with so many Japanese restaurants in 47th, we tried:

  • Donburi-ya (yummy Japanese food)
  • Soba Totto (the best soba in NY)

And a non-Japanese treat between the two films of the double feature on Sunday: Lobster roll at Fresh & Co. Delicious.