JCCC Monthly Film Screening

Every month, as part of our ongoing cultural programming, the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, screens Japanese films using state-of-the-art cinema facilities in the Kobayashi Hall. The Japanese Film Series is one of the most anticipated programs held by the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. It provides a place to explore and build upon the rich Japanese Canadian heritage and provides a forum to share that heritage with others.

The series includes a diverse offering of films including classics by Ozu and Kurosawa as well as contemporary hit films by Kitano Takeshi, Takashi Miike, Katsuhito Ishii and Hirokazu Koreeda and special screenings of Japanese films not theatrically released in Canada. As a result, JCCC film nights are entirely unique and rare opportunities for Canadians to experience the Japanese cinema that has been singled out for excellence by audiences, critics and the Japanese Academy Awards.

The screenings are hugely popular, regularly selling out the Kobayashi Hall. All films in Japanese language are shown with English subtitles.Programming partners in the JCCC Film Program include the Japan Foundation, The Association of Japanese Business and Commerce of Chicago and the Canadian Film Centre.

日本映画上映会プログラムについて:JCCCではカルチャープログラムのひとつとして、毎月日本の映画を上映しています。この上映会は毎回人気を博し、コミュニティ内で高い支持を得ている重要なプログラムです。上映される映画は、小津や黒澤などの 巨匠の作品から、北野武、三池崇史、是枝裕和などの現代日本を代表する監督の作品まで、ジャンルを問わ ず幅広く選出されています。特にカナダの劇場で未公開の作品を積極的に上映しています。日本で評判の映画をトロントでもお楽しみいただけます。毎回必ず英語字幕付で上映されるので、観客層も幅広く様 々です。

Upcoming Movies


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Toshiaki Toyoda’s star-studded biopic tells the true story of shogi (Japanese chess) player Shoji “Shottan” Segawa. Despite consistent dedication, Shottan fails to go professional by the time he turns 26, permanently forfeiting his change according to the game’s strict rules. Shottan does not abandon his dream and continues as a top amateur until, at 35, he makes an unprecedented bid to go professional. This inspirational tale of late-blooming self-realization and perseverance against all odds builds to a rousing conclusion.

Directed by Toshiaki Toyoda. With Ryuhei Matsuda, Yojiro Noda, Shota Sometani, Jun Kunimura, Takako Matsu, and Satoshi Tsumabuki.

Thursday, November 14 @ 7pm / 127min
In Japanese with English subtitles

$10 JCCC Member
$12 General


Co-present with Toronto Reel Asian

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A doomed boxer and a drug-addled call girl fall in love over on wild night in the Tokyo underbelly as they are pursued by corrupt cops, warring Yakuza, Triad gangs, a beautiful Chinese Assassin and a bizarre underwear-clad spectre.

A Tarantino-style roller-coaster ride, Miike’s latest is a furiously paced, hilarious, bloody and surprising poignant romance.

With Masataka Kubota, Sakurako Kanishi, Shota Sometani, Becky, Nao Ohmori, and Jun Murakami

Thursday, December 5 @ 7pm / 115min
In Japanese with English subtitles

$10 JCCC Member
$12 General