I recently posted the schedule for the upcoming New York Asian Film Festival, which is taking place June 19th to July 5th at the IFC Center and Japan Society in New York City. The festival features over 50 films, shorts, and special events, along with more than a dozen guest filmmakers.
I just received an email from the programming director with New York Comic Con and New York Anime Festival, indicating that Japanese actor Eiji Okuda and director Sion Sono will be making an appearance at Kinokuniya Bookstore – located at 1073 Avenue of the Americas, NYC – on July 3rd at 4:30 PM. Both Okuda and Sono will be guests of the New York Asian Film Festival, and they’ll be their to speak about their careers and working together on their newest film, Be Sure To Share, which will receive its World Premiere on Sunday, July 5th at 8:15 PM at Japan Society. The film is being co-presented as part of Japan Society’s Japan Cuts Festival of New Japanese Film.
New York Comic Con and New York Anime Festival sponsors are also giving away a pair of tickets to Yoroi Samurai Zombie and 20th Century Boys Parts 1 and 2, both of which will be screening at the festival.
Yoroi Samurai Zombie revolves around a bunch of rotting, samurai zombies who rise from the grave and go after a family on vacation. The free tickets are for the June 26th screening at 9:45 PM at IFC Center. To enter, CLICK HERE by June 21st.
The 20th Century Boys is the story of a gang of seventh graders in 1969 who hide in their secret clubhouse and make up stories about saving the world from super villains. Flash forward to the future and their imaginary stories are coming true, and the broken down salarymen and convenience store managers they’ve become realize they’ve got to come together to save the world. The free tickets are for the 11:45 AM double feature (Parts 1 and 2) on July 4th at the Japan Society. To enter CLICK HERE by June 30th.