Tuesday, March 3, 2009

CJS Movie Night; DEADLY OUTLAW REKKA 実録・安藤昇侠道伝 烈火

As part of The Canada Japan Society’s movie nights at the National Film Board, the CJS is proud to present Takashi Miike’s 2002 yakuza (gangster) epic “Deadly Outlaw Rekka”.

Starring Riki Takeuchi, Renji Ishibashi, Sonny Chiba, and Tetsuro Tanba, this is an electrifying movie that provides laughs, excitement, and some really crazy action. It has all the trademarks of a classic yakuza film; betrayal, revenge, honor and love set in the heart of modern day Shinjuku to a pounding rock score from the Japanese psychedelic rock group “Flower Travellin’ Band”.

Whether you’re a fan of action movies, the yakuza genre, or Miike as a director, don’t miss this little known gem from a prolific director.

Deadly Outlaw Rekka (実録・安藤昇侠道伝 烈火)
Friday, March 20, 2009 at 7:00 pm
NFB Theatre, 2nd floor
150 John Street (NW corner of John & Richmond)

$5 for CJS members; $10 for non-members

As usual, there will be an after-party following the screening at Everest Café (232 Queen W.).

Ichimoku-kai, Thursday March 5th

Ichimoku-kai literally means the "first Thursday meeting" and since 1995 it has been the Canada Japan Society of Toronto's monthly social event, naturally on the first Thursday of every month. It's a great place to make new friends, practice your English / Japanese, informally network, and have fun!

Many different kinds of people come to Ichimokukai, including Canadians who've lived and worked in Japan, Japanese living and working or studying in Toronto, people interested in Japanese language or culture, and people with business ties to Japan.

We are now having Ichimokukai at the popular MANPUKU…there will be drink specials and most of the food is under $7!. Of course we also offer door prizes and lots of fun.

Thursday, March 5th
6pm to 10pm +
105 McCaul Street, Units 29-31
(in the Village by the Grange building, south of the Food Court)

Admission is free for CJS members, and visitors are welcome for a $5 cover charge. Discounts available for groups of three or more visitors.