PRIDE Film Series

PRIDE Film Series

@JFT, free admission, registration required   

Celebrate Pride with us this summer by watching some films that look at LGBTQ diversity in Japan.



Hush! ハッシュ!

June 22, 2018 6:30 PM  &  July 12, 2018 1:00 PM 

Directed by Ryosuke Hashiguchi [2001] 135 min.

Naoya and his partner Katsuhiro receive a proposition from Asako, who they met by chance: would they father her child through artificial insemination? As they clash with their families, Naoya and Katsuhiro find their own new vision of a family. rsvp & details >



Lily Festival 百合祭

June 26, 2018 6:30 PM  &  July 16, 2018 1:00 PM

Directed by Sachi Hamano [2001] 100 min.


Delightful romantic complications are stirred up with the arrival of a 75-year-old Casanova, Mr. Miyoshi, at a senior citizens’ apartment building. Six other apartment mates, who range in age from 69 to 91, find their lives forever transformed by his flattery and sexual attentions. Lily Festival celebrates golden girls who are bold and overflowing with energy and who find that there is sex after 60. rsvp & details >


Kakera: A Piece of our life カケラ

July 20, 2018 6:30 PM 

Directed by Momoko Ando [2009] 107 min.


A bitter-sweet coming-of-age relationship between two young women, Haru (Hikari Mitsushima) and Riko (Eriko Nakamura) who become lovers in this tale of finding love and identity. Story by Erica Sakurazawa, music is by James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins).  rsvp & details >



June 5, 2018 6:30 PM  &  June 23, 2018 3:00 PM < THIS EVENT HAS PASSED

Directed by Nagisa Oshima [1999] 100 min.

In this last film by Japanese master director Nagisa Oshima, the story unveils taboo same-sex relations in the Shinsengumi during the mid-19th century Bakumatsu period, the end of the Samurai era. Starring Ryuhei Matsuda, Takeshi Kitano and Tadanobu Asano, with music by Ryuichi Sakamoto. rsvp & details >