July 17-30, 2020
North America’s largest festival of contemporary Japanese cinema returns for its unprecedented 14th edition as an entirely online experience! Featuring a diverse slate of 30 features and 12 shorts—including studio blockbusters, independent productions, documentaries, restored classics, animation and avant-garde works—JAPAN CUTS 2020 offers 14 days of unique access to the best new films from Japan with filmmaker video introductions, live virtual Q&As and panel discussions for audiences across the entire United States.
- “It’s the best opportunity for American film lovers to get an unparalleled peek into the singular world of Japanese cinema.” — The Wall Street Journal
- “JAPAN CUTS has unambiguously become America’s best annual showcase of new Japanese film… a comprehensive snapshot of the country’s ever-vital national cinema.” — IndieWire
- “Characteristically rich, forward-thinking film programming.” — RogerEbert.com
Organized by K. F. Watanabe, Amber Noé and Joel Neville Anderson.