Events - 26 Jan 13

    Tokyo Drifters: 100 Years of Nikkatsu
    Date: Sat. January 19, 2013 - Sat. April 6, 2013.
    Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox (Reitman Square, 350 King St W) - Toronto, Canada


    TIFF Cinematheque presents Tokyo Drifters: 100 Years of Nikkatsu to showcase 12 films from the golden age of Nikkatsu studio. Founded in 1912, the company had been forced to close down its production arm during World War II due to the government’s forced “rationalization” of the film industry. During the postwar production boom, however, Nikkatsu re-emerged as a force to be reckoned with. In 1954, Nikkatsu completed construction of a massive soundstage facility and lured young, promising talent away from such stodgily hierarchical rivals as Shochiku by guaranteeing these up-and-comers quick advancement from assistant to full director status. It was thus that such vibrant talents as Yuzo Kawashima, Seijun Suzuki, Koreyoshi Kurahara, and future Japanese New Wave icon Shohei Imamura were given an early chance to strut their stuff.


    For screening dates/times or to buy tickets, visit their website.

    Toronto Design Offsite Festival
    Date: Mon. January 21, 2013 - Sun. January 27, 2013.
    Location: Various Venues (Toronto) - Toronto


    The third annual Toronto Design Offsite Festival will show the best in Canadian design at events across the city, from unexpected prototypes to immersive installations including works by Asian artists Grace Eunmi Lee, Xiaojing Yan, An Te Liu, Luke Liu Kuo-Chang and others.

    January 21-27, 2013

    To learn more click here.

    Japanese Divas: Great Actresses of Classic Japanese Cinema
    Date: Thu. January 24, 2013 - Sun. March 31, 2013.
    Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox (Reitman Square, 350 King St W) - Toronto, Canada


    TIFF Cinematheque presents a retrospective of 31 works in Japanese Divas: The Great Actresses of Japanese Cinema’s Golden Age at TIFF Bell Lightbox from January 24 – March 31.  Part of Spotlight on Japan, a city-wide festival celebrating classic and contemporary Japanese culture, TIFF Cinematheque is pulling out all the stops with this in-depth, wide-ranging look at the best of the Golden Age of Japanese cinema.

    Films include:

    For more details on synopsis, screening dates and times, click on the film titles above.

    The Scene: Every Letter Counts, a Play by Nina Lee Aquino
    Date: Sat. January 26, 2013 - Sun. February 24, 2013.
    Location: Factory Theatre (125 Bathurst St) - Toronto


    Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts and Culture presents Nina Lee Aquino’s world premiere of Every Letter Counts!

    Score some tickets for the screening from January 26 –February 24, 2013.

    Please visit their website for screening time and pricing details.

    Japan Foundation: Imagining Samurai, A Look at Life through Art of the Edo Period
    Date: Sat. January 26, 2013 - Sat. January 26, 2013.
    Location: Japan Foundation – Toronto (131 Bloor St W, 2nd Floor) - Toronto, Canada


    One of the keywords that you will often hear when talking about Japanese culture is Bushi, or Samurai. In recent years, Japanese mass media have begun to use the phrase Samurai Japan to describe their national baseball or soccer teams. Many people outside of Japan may be familiar with the Hollywood movie “The Last Samurai”.

    Does our contemporary image of Samurai correctly reflect what it was like in Japan during the Edo period (17 -19th centuries)?

    To answer these questions and explore the real samurai, we have invited Dr. Hiroshi Kurushima, Professor at the National Museum of Japanese History in Chiba, Japan. This lecture offers an opportunity to think about the reality of Bushi and Samurai by examining some prominent Japanese art works from that era.

    Location: The Japan Foundation, Toronto
    Address: 131 Bloor St. W., 2nd Floor of the Colonnade Building
    Admission: free
    RSVP Required:
    Language: Japanese with English translation

    Dr. Hiroshi Kurushima is a Professor at the National Museum of Japanese History in Chiba, Japan. He graduated from the PhD program of Japanese History at Tokyo University and assumed his current position at the Museum in 2003. Dr. Kurushima specializes in late Edo-period Japanese history.

4 Responses to Events - 26 Jan 13

  1. I am doing a school project on publicity, PR and Social Media promotional use in Independent Films and short films and this would help me very much! Thank you. If anyone is looking for interns to work at the Film festival…please help me.

  2. Cindy says:

    Thanks for listing our event! Advance tickets are available at:

  3. Lost Years says:

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    February 15-17, 2013
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