Japan America Society of Southern California and JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles Co-Present JAPAN CUTS HOLLYWOOD, a 3-day film festival celebrating Japanese cinema.
The Opening Night will feature Japan’s hit movie, “Bento Harassment,” produced by Japanese media company, Pony Canyon. Singer and actress, Ryoko Shinohara and director Renpei Tsukamoto will attend the screening and walk the red carpet. “Bento Harassment” is a universal tale – full of laughter and tears – about a single mother and her high school daughter. The girl who used to call her mommy now totally ignores her. Exasperated, the mother seeks revenge by using “bentos” (home-made boxed lunches) as her “weapon”. Regardless of what’s going on in the mother’s life, she never fails to make her daughter a bento lunch that embarrasses her with its messages of love. After three long years, the final “bento” message is a “thank you letter” from mother to daughter.
This year, SHIHO, a top Japanese fashion icon for over 20 years will serve as the film festival’s ambassador. SHIHO has been featured on more than 100 different magazines internationally including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. She is an international wellness advocate with an American yoga license and having published 20 lifestyle related books selling over 1,000,000 copies.
*Additional program information including panel discussions will be released soon.
Program & Tickets
Find the 2019 line-up and purchase your tickets on the JAPAN CUTS HOLLYWOOD website, here.
JAPAN CUTS HOLLYWOOD is organized in cooperation with JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film, presented by Japan Society, New York