The Third Annual Kansas City Japanese Film Festival, co-sponsored by KCAI, takes place Feb. 16 and 17, with films to be shown in the Atkins Auditorium at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. In addition to KCAI, co-sponsors include Heartland JET Alumni Association, the Consulate General of Japan at Chicago, the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations and the Heart of America Japan-America Society.
The event is a benefit to help communities in the Tohoku region of Japan continue rebuilding two years after a devastating earthquake and tsunami. Donations will be accepted in lieu of an admission fee.
The schedule for Feb. 16:
10:30 a.m. "Toyo's Camera" (98 minutes)
12:30 p.m. "The Burmese Harp" (115 minutes)
2:45 p.m. "The Cats of Mirikitani" (114 minutes)
Contact: Jan Kennedy, Ph.D., assistant professor, School of Liberal Arts, KCAI, firstname.lastname@example.org.