Japan Film Society launches festival at Chinese 6 in Hollywood
Dubbed LA EigaFest, the festival runs Nov. 11-13 at the Mann Chinese 6 Theatres. "Eiga" means film in Japanese.
Opening the program is director Yoshimasa Ishibashi's 2011 "Milocrorze: A Love Story." Ishibashi and star Takayuki Yamada will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening.
The festival concludes with Takashi Miike's 2011 "Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai 3D." There also will be an awards ceremony that will present the grand prize for the film judged to be the best in the competition.
A schedule and descriptions of the films playing can be found at the EigaFest website.
— Susan King
Photo: Japanese director Takashi Miike, shown in 2001. Credit: Ann Johansson / For the Times