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Japan Cuts 2015

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For cinephiles who live in or near New York City and are interested in seeing an intriguing blend of contemporary and restored Japanese films, Japan Cuts is the festival for you.

Belladonna of Sadness (1973) and Strayer’s Chronicle (2015) will likely be of particular interest for readers of Diabolique who are enamored with sci-fi/fantasy. For this reason, we will be posting reviews of these two films in the coming week.

Press release:

New York, NY – North America’s largest festival of Japanese cinema, JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film celebrates nearly a decade of bringing the best blockbusters and independent cinema from the island nation of Japan to the shores of Manhattan with an expanded ninth edition. From July 9-19 Japan Society’s renowned summer film festival presents 28 features never before seen in New York (over half of which making their North American debut), plus dozens of new shorts, and 15 special guests from Japan, NYC, and beyond–the most in the festival’s history. Audiences will gain access to visiting filmmakers and star performers in in-depth Q&A’s, as well as during the festival’s signature themed parties rocking Japan Society’s historic theater and waterfall atrium.

About Jake Whritner

Jake Whritner is the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a graduate of the Cinema Studies department at NYU. As a postgraduate film student at the University of Kent, Jake specializes in cognitive media studies and works in the interstices between film theory and cognitive neuroscience. In particular, Jake is interested in questions of narrative comprehension and emotional engagement.

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