Japan

Goodbye, Grandpa!

Friday, November 2 at 2:45pm
Tuesday, November 6 at 4:15pm

When a paterfamilias dies in Japan, the family members dutifully gather for the funeral and cremation, and so it is in “Goodbye, Grandpa!” As the film’s clan comes together to remember their father and grandfather, the pain is certainly real — it’s etched onto... Read more

Mary and the Witch's Flower

Saturday, November 10 at 11:00am

From Academy Award®-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi — animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces “Spirited Away” and “Ponyo,” and director of “When Marnie Was There” and “The Secret World of Arrietty” — comes a dazzling new adventure about a young girl named Mary, who... Read more

Modest Heroes

Sunday, November 4 at 12:30pm

This banquet of kid-friendly short films from Japan’s Studio Ponoc (“Mary and the Witch’s Flower”) features three works about modest heroes. "Invisible" (Akihiko Yamashita, 13 min.), directed by the lead animator on “Howl’s Moving Castle” and other films by the... Read more

Narrative Shorts: Animation 2

Sunday, November 4 at 9:10pm
An animated sampler with a specific focus on international creations.

Narrative Shorts: Experimental

Tuesday, November 6 at 9:15pm
Take a walk on the wild side in this program of mind-bending shorts.

Point of No Return

Thursday, November 8 at 7:00pm

“Point of No Return” chronicles one of the most suspenseful and pioneering scientific adventure stories of the 21st century, following two pilots in their attempt to circumnavigate the globe in an airplane fueled exclusively by sunlight. Their mission: to prove... Read more

Shoplifters

Monday, November 5 at 6:45pm

One of Japan’s most lauded contemporary directors, Hirokazu Kore-eda (“Like Father, Like Son,” “After the Storm”) debuted his latest, “Shoplifters,” at Cannes, where it won the festival’s top prize, the Palme d’Or. After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu... Read more