Footsteps of Godzilla at The Roxie Theater, San Francisco
Classic movie with post-show Q&A with Godzilla Expert.
Source: Japan Society of Northern California
Special Thanks to Brianna Burrows, Program Coordinator
On Sunday, April 26, 2015 the Japan Society of Northern California will be hosting a special double header event, perfect for fans of Godzilla! First is a screening of the original film from 1954 featuring a giant monster (or kaiju) resurrected from nuclear testing and goes on a rampage in Tokyo! Can it be stopped? Should it be killed?
After the film attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear from Japanese-monster expert Armand Vaquer, who will provide commentary on the movie, including tidbits not generally known to the public. He will also share his knowledge about classic Japanese movie monsters (including not only Godzilla but also Rodan, Mothra, Gamera and many others), and the techniques used in the making of Japanese monster movies.
For those who want more opportunity to interact with Armand, and to meet and socialize with fellow Japanese movie fans over a delicious Japanese meal, The Japan Society will also have a special VIP post event at Izakaya Roku. Menu will be available at www.usajapan.org. Ticket price does not include beverages. (The event will benefit the Japan Society and help them present future programs).
GODZILLA (1954) will be subtitled in English.
About Armand Vaquer:
Monster fan extraordinaire Armand Vaquer has visited Japan seven times researching monster movie locations, some of which resulted in his 2009 book “The Monster Movie Fan’s Guide to Japan.” Many scenes from classic Japanese monster movies were filmed on location and artfully combined with detailed miniatures. In addition to writing his book, Armand has also written for “G-FAN Magazine” a quarterly fanzine devoted to Godzilla and other film monsters. The Japan Society is pleased to have Armand visit from his home in Southern California specifially to do this program.
Tickets are available online at www.usajapan.org. Pre-sale ticket prices for the film program are $12 for Children 12 & under, $10 for Students, $15 for Japan Society Members, and $20 for Nonmembers. Walk-ins for the film program are $25 per person for all tickets. Tickets for the film program and VIP dinner at Izakaya Roku are $60 for Students, $65 for Japan Society Members, and $75 for Nonmembers (beverages not included during dinner).
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Check-in/Registration
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Film Screening
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Audience Q&A
Venue Address: Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., San Francisco, CA 94103
GODZILLA®, GOJIRA and the character design are trademarks of Toho Co., Ltd. ©1954 Toho Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About the Japan Society of Northern California:
Founded in 1905, the Japan Society steadfastly pursues its strategic mission to advance U.S. – Japan collaboration and understanding in a global context. The Society strives to be the place to go for U.S. – Japan insights, opportunities, collaboration, and networking.