Tuesday, May 1, 2007

CJS Movie Nights

As part of our mandate to enhance understanding of Canada-Japan relations, the CJS screens a Japanese or Japan-related film on the third Friday of every month. We are fortunate to have the NFB Cinema as our venue: it is a comfortable screening room on the second floor of the National Film Board of Canada, located in the heart of the entertainment district at John and Richmond.

We present a wide range of Japanese films, from the classics to the latest in comedy, drama, action, and horror. The feature film is often preceded by an NFB-produced short film, such as "Ryan," the 2005 Academy Award winner for Best Animated Short Film. We have also shown some classic short films by NFB legends such as Norman MacLaren.

Several times a season, the CJS holds a post-screening reception featuring drinks and Japanese food. These receptions provide an ideal opportunity for the audience to discuss the film with fellow viewers, in a relaxed social setting.

The Movie Nights are presented for you, the CJS members. We value your comments and suggestions; your feedback assists us in programming future films.

If there is a particular Japanese or Japan-related film that you think might be suitable for a future Movie Night screening, please let us know. And if you could let us know where we could rent an authentic DVD (Region 1 format) of the film for screening purposes, it would be very helpful.

Please contact the CJS Film Committee at: jeff@cjst.org or linda@cjst.org

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