NEW PEOPLE Cinema is a 143-seat underground cinema inside NEW PEOPLE in San Francisco, owned and operated by NEW PEOPLE Inc. Equipped with a cutting-edge HD digital projection and THX®-certified sound system, NEW PEOPLE 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.
Friday, 10/5 – Thursday, 10/11
The Mystical Laws
(TRT: 120 min, Japanese with English subtitles)
In 202X, a coup happens in Asia, which has become an economic and military superpower. Tathagata Killer, a man of military origin, becomes the new emperor. The U.S., a former superpower, is weak and has no power within the United Nations.
Then the beautiful Chan Leika, CEO of a mysterious trading company, supplies the Godom Empire with a highly advanced Mystical Technology. Her Mystical Technology comes from another planet, where science is 1000 years more advanced.
Sho Shishimaru, member of the international mystical association Hermes Wings, has prophetic powers, and knows that the Godom Empire will soon make a territorial push towards Nantai and occupy Japan. The military of the Godom Empire attacks Sho, but a mysterious group of Indian monks saves him. The monks have discovered holy documents at an ancient site in India that predict the rebirth of Buddha. According to them, the second coming of Buddha is Sho himself. Hiding deep in the mountains, Sho has a series of spiritual experiences. Finally, a UFO appears and takes him to Chan Leika in the Godom Empire. At the root of the military and political world crisis lies a fight between God and the Devil. On top of all that, Earth is in danger of being invaded by another planet. The future of humankind is at stake in the epic struggle that ensues, but in its midst, we learn about the mystical laws that rule the world we live in.
7:20 pm, 9:35pm
Saturday, 10/6 – Monday, 10/8
2:30pm, 5:00pm, 7:20pm, 9:35pm
Tuesday, 10/9 – Thursday, 10/11
7:20 pm, 9:35pm
SF Film Society Events
Autumn marks one of the busiest times of the year for film festivals, and the Film Society is doing its part to bring the best films from around the world to the Bay Area. The Fall Season—comprised of a changing roster of small, focused festivals—gives adventurous and inquisitive Bay Area audiences the opportunity to delve deep into carefully chosen film series and engage with bold filmmakers.
Friday, 10/12 – Sunday, 10/14
Taiwan Film Days
This exciting series focuses on the best of contemporary Taiwanese cinema and provides Bay Area audiences with unique opportunities to view bold new Taiwanese films and engage with visionary filmmakers. Now in its fourth year, Taiwan Film Days is an essential part of the Film Society’s Fall Season and a cinematic highlight for the local Chinese-speaking community and bold cinephiles of all stripes.
Saturday, 10/20 & Sunday, 10/21
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Movies (1 & 2)
(In Japanese with English subtitles)
Coming to NEW PEOEPLE Cinema! First Two Puella Magi Madoka Magica Movies are set for Theatrical Release across the US
This October Madoka Magica fans will be treated to something special. Following the release of the entire television series on video, Aniplex of America has just announced that the first two Puella Magi Madoka Magica movies Part 1: Beginnings and Part 2: Eternal will debut in the US this October. The not-so-typical story of a middle school girl named Madoka Kaname and her choice to become a magical girl has taken the world by storm. Part 1 and Part 2 of the Madoka Magica movies retells the original TV series and is set for the big screen. There is no doubt both movies will provide a new experience for both fans who have enjoyed the TV series or who are just seeing Madoka Magica for the first time.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica follows the story of a 14 year old girl named Madoka Kaname. Madoka is offered the opportunity of gaining magical powers if she agrees to make a contract with a strange little being named Kyubey, Kyubey will also grant Madoka one wish, but in exchange she shall risk her life by accepting the responsibilities of fighting witches. Little does Madoka know what the real risks of making a contract has in-store for her.
October 20, 2012 at 7pm
Tickets SOLD OUT!
October 21, 2012 at 12:30pm
Tickets SOLD OUT!
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