SUNYIT presents Japanese films

MARCY — SUNYIT will present a Japanese film festival Friday and Saturday in the Student Center, with films introduced by panel discussions and a variety of other of informational presentations and displays focusing on Japanese art and culture.

It’s a free, public event.

More information and a schedule are available at

Guest speakers will include Eiko Maruko Siniawer, Chair of History Department, Williams College, who will deliver the festival’s keynote address at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Films will include Akira Kurosawa’s, "Stray Dog," Yasajiro Ozu’s "Early Summer," and Ko Nakahira’s "Crazed Fruit." The festival will also include dance and contemporary Japanese personal video presentations, anime films, a cosplay competition, and sessions on: calligraphy, meditation instruction, geisha make-up, hanafuda card-games, ink-painting, and a karate demonstration.