Author Archive: All posts by Philbert Lui

Films About the AINU: Additional Videos Resources & Videos

As a follow-up to last week’s film screenings in recognition of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (Aug 9), we have assembled a collection of films, videos, and additional resources about the Ainu people. Continue reading →

Ainu Film Screenings: International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples

This August we are delighted to present a series of film screenings in recognition of International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 9th. All of the films shed light on the Ainu peoples, the indigenous people of Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan. Continue reading →

The Films of HANEDA Sumiko

Continuing our Celebration of Women in Film in July, we will be spotlighting the most important and prolific female documentary filmmaker from Japan, HANEDA Sumiko. Long neglected in the West, Haneda’s body of work consists of as poetic postwar documentaries that are attuned to the roles of women in society and cycles of rural life. Continue reading →

Cinema Kabuki 2022 Toronto

Cinema Kabuki 2022 Toronto: July 16 & 17 – Kabuki Theatre, with origins dating back to the 1600s, has remained steeped in tradition while constantly innovating itself. Live productions, featuring some of today’s greatest Kabuki stars, are now being filmed with high resolution cameras for screening in cinemas on state-of-the-art digital projection systems and six-channel sound. Continue reading →

Celebrating Pride Month: Japanese LGBTQ Films with JFT

Celebrate Pride Month with screenings of Japanese LGBTQ films supported by The Japan Foundation, Toronto! These three films takes audiences on a leap through the history of queer representation in Japanese cinema, from the 1960s to the present. Continue reading →