★★★★★CFF Original Supporter Perk T-shirt★

In collaboration with Brooklyn’s the finest design team Moon & Snow Inc,MS

CFF presents very first original T-shirts for our supporter!

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Designed & Hand-Printed in Brooklyn (100% Cotton T-shirt made in Egypt)

Shirt Color: White — Sizes: Medium Only — Ink: Metallic Water Base Silver — Limited 50 T-shirts are available

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* The center globe represents that we are the caretakers of this planet & future generations.

* Metallic water base silver ink gives a planetarium like glitter.  It’s very pretty when sun light shines upon it.

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* Rear view

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☆ $50 Supporter (USA):

-T-shirt (+USA shipping only / amount over $15 is tax-deductible)

- Acknowledgement on CFF website

☆ $80 Supporter (International):

-T-shirt (+International shipping only)

- Acknowledgement on CFF website

* It’s final with no exchange/return.

*More giving levels is available

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 Cinema Forum Fukushima is a fiscal sponsorship project by Fractured Atlas, a non-profit art service organization.  Contributions for the purpose of Cinema Forum Fukushima must be payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.Donate now! Screen shot 2014-04-06 at 1.59.15 PM

Godzilla as Metaphor for Nuclear Anxiety – 60th Anniversary Release –

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On a sunny day with calm waters, a Japanese steamer sinks in flames when the sea erupts; a salvage vessel sent to the rescue disappears the same way; exhausted, incoherent survivors babble of a monster. Could it be…? Then the biggest-budgeted film in Japanese history, the original Godzilla spawned 60 years of sequels and remakes, countless rip-offs, and a new genre: the kaiju eiga, or Japanese monster movie. Released in the U.S. in a butchered version called Godzilla: King of the Monsters, it was re-cut, re-arranged and atrociously dubbed, with cheesy new scenes (shot in Hollywood) of a pre-Perry Mason Raymond Burr observing the action from the sidelines. To make room for Burr and to excise a strong anti-nuclear subtext, King of the Monsters deleted 40 minutes of the Japanese version — its very heart — including the opening credits and ominous main theme by the great Akira Ifukube; Tokyo commuters wisecracking about surviving yet another disaster; a vituperative session in the Japanese parliament; the original cautionary ending; and more scenes with the real (human) star of the movie, Takashi Shimura (also the Seven Samurai leader that year). A tour de force by special effects genius Eiji Tsuburaya, whose use of “suitmation,” the often-belittled “man in a monster suit” method, was due to time and budget restraints.

“Pop Culture’s Grandest Symbol of Nuclear Apocalypse”

-Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

“The comic book premise is never allowed to overwhelm the director’s

clear intention – to measure the aftershocks of the nuclear obliteration,

nine years earlier, of Hiroshima and Nagasaki…

Its Significance can be glimpsed only in the Japanese version.”

-Terrence Rafferty, The New York Times

“Belongs with – and might well trump – the art films Hiroshima, Mon

Amour and Dr. Strangelove as a daring attempt to fashion a terrible poetry

from the mindmeling horror of atomic warfare.”

-J. Hoberman, Village Voice

Release in New York (April 18-26)

Film Forum

209 West Houston Street, New York, NY 10014

Release Schedule in the US

  • April 12    HOLLYWOOD,  CA    TCM Classic Film Festival
  • April 18 – 24    NEW YORK,  NY    Film Forum
  • April 25 – May 1    SANTA FE,  NM    Jean Cocteau Cinema
  • May 1    SAVANNAH,  GA    Savannah Film Festival
  • May 2 – 4 & 6    SILVER SPRING,  MD    AFI Silver
  • May 2 – 5    PORTLAND,  OR    Hollywood Theatre
  • May 2 – 8    SEATTLE,  WA    SIFF Cinema Uptown
  • May 2 – 8    SOMERVILLE,  MA    Somerville Theatre

Upcoming CFF Live-Streaming Events from NYC

* Click the photo below to Live-Streaming site (Ustream.tv).  Join the live & comment your opinion through social stream Twitter.

* Click the photo below to watch the past Hibakusha Stories’ program.

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* May 1st Live-Streaming is cancelled due to technical issue at the site.  But we will post the video later in our video archive.

More than 69 years have passed since President Harry S. Truman authorized the use of the atomic bomb against Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Two survivors, Ms. Reiko Yamada, survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and Mr. Michio Hakariya, survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki, share their reflections, remembrances and personal testimonies with Truman’s grandson, Mr. Clifton Truman Daniel. Mr. Daniel will recount his own journey toward understanding this event, including encounters with survivors during recent trips to Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Invited high school groups will be at Japan Society to hear these eyewitness accounts and reflect on the events that shape their own personal narratives. Mr. Tomihisa Taue, Mayor of Nagasaki, and Mr. Kazumi Matsui, Mayor of Hiroshima will be among the guests.HibakushaStories.002

* Past Hibakusha Stories program on Cinema Forum Fukushima.

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