In addition to their regular programming of monthly movie nights and the annual Shinsedai Cinema Festival, the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre is beginning a new 8-week course on Japanese film appreciation this  March 16th.

The course, titled Japanese Film Appreciation: 1896 to  today,  will give cinema enthusiasts an opportunity to expand their knowledge of Japanese film history, and will be taught by  Shinsedai Cinema Festival co-programmer and co-artistic director Chris MaGee.

From the very beginnings of motion picture history in Japan in the late 19th-century to today’s indie auteurs Japanese Film Appreciation will take participants on a fun and informative decade by decade exploration of key films, film-makers and major cinematic movements and also provide added context of the past century of Japanese history.

Classes are from 7 – 9pm every Wednesday evening from  March 16th to May 11th at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. Enrollment for the course is  $113 (which includes a JCCC annual membership fee). Class capacity is limited, so you need to enroll by March 9th to ensure a spot. You can give them a call at 416-441-2345, or visit the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre information desk at 6 Garamond Court.

For more information, visit the JCCC website.