Film Screenings

In addition to its events and exhibitions, the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies has sponsored a multitude of film series and screenings encompassing hundreds of films, including the purchases of numerous influential Japanese films for the Harvard Film Archive.

In cooperation with RIJS, the Harvard Film Archive presents Japanese film series regularly throughout the academic year. The current schedule can be found here.




Past film screenings at the Harvard Film Archive include:

9 June – 13 August 2023 Ozu 120: The Complete Ozu Yasujiro

20 January – 26 February 2023 Kinuyo Tanaka – Actress, Director, Pioneer

21-24 February 2020 Self Destruction Cinema: The Films of Tetsuya Mariko

10-23 June 2019 Extreme Cinema. The Action Documentaries of Kazuo Hara

24 March – 27 April 2019 The Other New Wave. Alternate Histories of Post WWII Japanese Cinema

4-6 May 2018 Umetsugu Inoue, Japan's Music Man

3-26 November 2018 Shuji Terayama, Emperor of the Underground

21 April-22 May 2017 Hachimiri Madness! Japanese Independents from the Punk Years

10 March 2017 The Art of Benshi, A Performance by Ichiro Kataoka

3 March 2017 Three Radical Japanese Filmmakers

24-26 February 2017 Three Films by Ryusuke Hamaguchi with Director Ryusuke Hamaguchi