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CineMatsuri™ is the Washington DC area’s first and only Japanese film festival. Held every spring since 2014, the festival showcases five of Japan’s most recent and best films, each in a different genre, reflecting the richness and diversity of today’s Japanese cinema. All films are shown in Japanese, with English subtitles, at the E-Street Cinema in downtown DC.

The 2017 website is now live. For ticket sales and movie details, please see the website: http://cinematsuri.org/

CineMatsuri has been praised by its attendees and the media for its film selections. The 2016 lineup consisted of the following films:

Sugihara Chiune
Persona Non Grata

Biri Gyaru
Flying Colors

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Zakuro Zaka no Adauchi
Snow on the Blades

Boku wa Bosan
I am a Monk

Nihon no Ichiban Nagai Hi
The Emperor in August