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Cherry Blossom Film Festival Starts Saturday

SAN FRANCISCO — The Cherry Blossom Film Festival will be held on April 8, 9 and 15 at New People Cinema, 1746 Post St. in San Francisco Japantown.

The inaugural Cherry Blossom Film Festival showcases six of Japan’s best films and anime, reflecting the diverse and unique legacy of Japanese cinema. All films will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles (unless otherwise noted). This event is part of the 2017 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival.

The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, April 8

Sunday, April 9

Saturday, April 15

“My Neighbor Totoro” (dubbed version) at 11:30 a.m.

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The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival will be held April 8-9 and 15-16 in San Francisco Japantown, Post Street between Fillmore and Laguna. Now celebrating its 50th year, it is one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions. Each year, over 200,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the color and grace of the Japanese culture and the diversity of the Japanese American community. There will be food booths, cultural performances, martial arts, live bands, the annual Queen Program, and more. Info:

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