Nakayoshi is teaming up with the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival this year to co-present TWO films in TWO parts of the bay! One film is Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, and the other is Ninja Kids. Details on the movie along with location and times are listed below.

Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Lucy Walker / Japan / 2011 / 40 min

Documentary filmmaker Lucy Walker compares the devastation of the Tohoku Earthquake with the simple beauty of the Japanese cherry blossom. In this Academy Award nominated documentary, footage from the survivors merges with their expressions of hope, showing the resilience of people after disaster. With short Two Seconds After Laughter.

March 10, 2012 12:00 pm

SF Film Society Cinema at New People (San Francisco)

March 18, 2012 12:15 pm

Camera 3 Cinemas (San Jose)

Ninja Kids

Takashi Miike / Japan / 2011 / 100 min

A group of eight-year-old ninja kids helps protect their cross-dressing hair-stylist friends from evil villains in Takashi Miike’s freaked-out new epic, based on a popular manga. Seemingly filmed in an acid haze somewhere between ancient Japan and the Castro, Ninja Kids is Seven Samurai by way of Willy Wonka.

March 11, 2012 12:30 pm

Castro (San Francisco)

March 17, 2012 12:30 pm

Camera 3 Cinemas (San Jose)

Nakayoshi has reserved 12 tickets at the price of $9.50 for Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom on Sunday March 18, 2012, so if you’re interested, please reply with your name and a way to contact you. Hope to see you at the festival to enjoy and support independent, Asian Pacific American films!

Here’s our Facebook event page. Please feel free to contact me at for any questions.