Upcoming New Japanese Films at Frameline42

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The Consulate General of Japan will be collaborating with Frameline to present two award-winning Japanese LGBTQ-related films at the Frameline42 film festival in June. Frameline is the longest-running, largest and most widely recognized LGBTQ film exhibition event in the world.

“Close-Knit” (Karera ga Honki de Amu toki wa)

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Date and Time: Sunday June 17, 2018 4:00PM
Venue: Roxie Theater
3117 16th St. San Francisco, CA 94103


Young 11-year-old Tomo moves in with her uncle Makio after her mother leaves her. Makio's girlfriend Rinko is a transgender woman who immediately shows kindness to Tomo. At first uncertain of this new household, Tomo begins to redefine what family means.

Title: “Close-Knit” (Japanese: Karera ga Honki de Amu Toki wa)
Director: Naoko Ogigami
Runtime: 127 min.
Year: 2017
Genre: Drama
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Awards: 2017 Berlin International Film Festival Teddy Award, Special Jury Award
2018 Tromsø International Film Festival Audience Award

“Of Love & Law”

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Date and Time: Sunday June 23, 2018 6:30PM
Venue: Roxie Theater
3117 16th St. San Francisco, CA 94103


The West Coast premiere of award-winning documentary “Of Love & Law”. This film documents the personal and professional lives of Japanese gay lawyer couple Fumi and Kazu who strive for equality in modern Japan. Director Hikaru Toda is expected to make a guest appearance at this screening.

Title: “Of Love & Law”
Director: Hikaru Toda
Runtime: 94 Min
Year: 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Awards: 2017 Tokyo International Film Festival Japanese Cinema Splash Best Picture
2018 Hong Kong International Film Festival Firebird Award Best Documentary

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