VIZ Cinema is a 143-seat underground cinema inside NEW PEOPLE in San Francisco. Equipped with a cutting-edge HD digital projection and THX®-certified sound system, VIZ Cinema’s programming focuses on the latest and hottest films from Japan, as well as an incredible legacy of classics, favorites, documentaries and anime – making it the only venue of its kind in the United States.
More films will be added as we go.
|Continued form December – Thursday, 1/6||Mifune x Kurosawa : A Beautiful Man|
|Friday, 1/7 – 1/17||Cinema closed for maintenance|
|Tuesday, 1/18 – Thursday, 1/20||Evangelion 1.0|
|Friday, 1/21 – Thursday, 1/27||Evangelion 2.0|
|Saturday, 2/5 @ 1:30pm – ONE DAY ONLY!||the Garden of sinners [ U.S. Premiere ]|
|Saturday, 2/19 @ 5:00pm – ONE NIGHT ONLY!||Breath|
|Saturday, 2/19 @ 7:15pm – ONE NIGHT ONLY!||GANTZ|
|Thursday, 2/24 @ 7pm||NOISE POP: Look at What the Light Did Now|
|Thursday, 2/24 @ 9pm||NOISE POP: The Family Jams|
Continuing from December – Thursday, 1/6
Mifune x Kurosawa : A Beautiful Man
Toshiro Mifune graced Japanese cinema with his good looks, fierceness, and charisma. VIZ Cinema brings you Akira Kurosawa’s films featuring Mifune at his finest moments.
(1963, 143min, 35mm, English Subtitles)
12/30 (Thu) @ 7:15pm
1/3 (Mon) @ 3:30pm
1/6 (Thu) @ 3:30pm
Toshiro Mifune is unforgettable as Kingo Gondo, a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a cold-blooded kidnapper in Akira Kurosawa’s highly influential High and Low, a compelling race-against-time thriller and a penetrating portrait of contemporary Japanese society.
(1949, 122min, 35mm, English Subtitles)
1/4 (Tue) @ 7:15pm
1/5 (Wed) @ 4:00pm
1/6 (Thu) @ 7:15pm
When a pickpocket steals a rookie detective’s gun on a hot crowded bus, the cop goes undercover in a desperate attempt to right the wrong. Kurosawa’s thrilling noir probes the squalid world of postwar Japan and the nature of the criminal mind.
(1948, 98min, 35mm, English Subtitles)
12/30 (Thu) @ 4:30pm
1/3 (Mon) @ 7:15pm
1/4 (Tue) @ 4:30pm
1/5 (Wed) @ 7:15pm
In this powerful early noir from the great Akira Kurosawa, Toshiro Mifune bursts onto the screen as a volatile, tubercular criminal who strikes up an unlikely relationship with Takashi Shimura’s jaded physician.
(1954, 207 minutes, 35mm, English Language)
NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL SCREENING with RECEPTION!
1/2 (Sun) @ 1:30pm
Kick-off 2011 with one of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, Seven Samurai ! This three-hour ride featuring Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire eponymous warriors to protect them from the invading bandits.
Tuesday, 1/18 – Thursday, 1/20
(Directed by Hideaki Anno, Japan, 2009, 98mins, Digital, Japanese with English subtitles)
1/18 (Tue) – 1/20 (Thu) 7:15pm
Friday 1/21 – Thursday, 1/27
(Directed by Hideaki Anno, Japan, 2011, 109 mins, Digital, Japanese with English subtitles)
1/21 (Fri) 7:15pm
1/22 (Sat) – 1/23 (Sat) 12:30pm, 2:45pm, 5:00pm, 7:15pm
1/24 (Mon) – 1/27 (Thu) 5:00pm, 7:15pm
SPECIAL PREMIERE EVENT:
The Red Lantern and VCinema present:
“Evangelion 2.0″ San Francisco premiere and reception: Friday, 1/21, 7:15 p.m.
The Red Lantern: Bay Area Asian Cinephiles, based in San Francisco, is the world’s largest Meetup for Asian films.
VCinema is a podcast which primarily covers films from the Asian region from the classics to contemporary; experimental, genre and mainstream.
* All programming is subject to change. * Showtimes in ( ) indicates matinee price.Back to Top