2005-05-16 | Screenings of To the Alley and The Cat Leaves Home

YIDFF is holding preliminary events to enable as many people as possible to enjoy the festival. The upcoming screenings are being held with the cooperation of various independent screening groups in Yamagata. Don’t miss them!

YIDFF 2005 Preliminary Event
Screenings of To the Alley and The Cat Leaves Home

June 18 (Sat)

14:00, 17:30 (screens twice)
To the Alley (“Roji e”)
Dir: Aoyama Shinji / JAPAN / 2000 / Japanese / Color / 35mm / 64 min

Documentary by the Cannes-honored director Aoyama Shinji, based on the 16mm film left behind by novelist Nakagami Kenji.

15:30, 19:00 (screens twice)
The Cat Leaves Home (“Inuneko”)
Dir: Iguchi Nami / Cast: Enomoto Kanako, Fujita Yoko / JAPAN / 2004 / Japanese / Color / 35mm / 94 min

Work by director Iguchi Nami, recipient of the 2004 New Director’s Award from the Directors Guild of Japan. Depicts a daily landscape of subtle change in the relationship between two girls.

[Venue] Yamagata Prefecture Yugakukan Hall (Yamagata City)
* Free parking up to 2 hours at the Prefecture-operated parking lot. Please present your parking slip at the screening reception desk.
To the Alley: 1,000 yen (all tickets)
The Cat Leaves Home: Pre-purchased tickets 1,200 yen; day-of tickets 1,500 yen (general admission), 1,300 yen (students), 1,000 yen (junior high school students and under)
Both screenings: Pre-purchased tickets 2,000 yen, day-of tickets 2,200 yen
Pre-purchased ticket sales: Hachimonjiya Pool, Yamagata Playguide, Cafe de Livre, etc.

* For a 100-yen discount (up to 3 tickets, junior high school and above), bring a printout of the YIDFF website top page on the screening day. Same discount applies for the discount pass attached to the June 1 issue of “Docu Yama!” (film festival magazine distributed mainly within Yamagata.)
* Tomonokai members admitted at pre-purchased ticket price. Please show your membership card at the counter. (Applications available on the screening day. 1,000 for 6-month membership fee includes free admission to Yamagata Film Libarary Friday Theater.)
[Presented by] YIDFF Organizing Committee, Cinema Ninja
[Contact] phone: 023-666-4480 (YIDFF Yamagata Office)


2005-05-16 | Seibu Kominkan Screening
June 11 (Sat) 14:50
Our Children and Mothers (“Warashi ko to okkaatachi”)
Dir: Kubokawa Kenzo / JAPAN / 1962 / Japanese / B&W / 48 min

Depicts the interactions between a husband-wife teaching team and elementary school children, recalling life in Yamagata during the 1960s.

[Venue] Seibu Kominkan (Yamagata City)
[Admission] Free
[Presented by] YIDFF Organizing Committee, Seibu Kominkan Chiku Kyodoshi Aikokai
[Contact] phone: 023-666-4480 (YIDFF Yamagata Office)