100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience (film screening)

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February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm EST

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100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience

Thursday, February 22, 6:30PM (ET)

Doors open 6:00PM | Film Screening | In-Person | JFT Event Hall

Directed by Brad Crawford • 2012 Documentary 68 minutes • Presented in English & Japanese with English subtitles • Free Admission • Trailer

INSERT COIN. BLOW YOUR MIND.

Imagine a world where video games reign supreme. Five story buildings filled with arcade cabinets, old and new, inundate the streets. Welcome to downtown Tokyo, Japan. A place where the arcades of the 80s and 90s not only still exist, but thrive and have evolved into an elaborate, unmatchable gaming experience. 100 Yen is a historical documentary about the evolution of arcades and the culture surrounding it – from the birth of arcades to the game centers that still thrive today. With a predominant focus on the three major arcade genres, Shooting games, Fighting games and Rhythm games, 100 Yen explores the culture and evolution of arcades through the past and present. Featuring interviews with industry professionals, game programmers and designers, casual gamers and gaming icons from Japan, Canada, and the USA.

Free admission. Register below.


Director Profile:

Brad Crawford is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker born and raised in Winnipeg. He works alongside his business partner BJ Verot (filmmaker/stuntman) and together they create genre-films under the banner of Strata Studios, which they both co-founded. Brad is the tech specialist of Strata Studios, in charge of editing and post production as well as various camera technologies. When Brad isn’t on set, he’s busy trying to teach his two kids Japanese and trying to finish reading that book he started a couple months ago. 




Details

Starts:
February 22 @ 6:30 pm
Ends:
February 22 @ 7:45 pm
Doors Open:
6:00PM
Reservation:
Required
Language:
English & Japanese with English subtitles
Event Category:

Organizer

The Japan Foundation, Toronto
Phone:
416-966-1600
Email:
info_jftoronto@jpf.go.jp
Website:
View Organizer Website

Venue

The Japan Foundation, Toronto
2 Bloor St. East, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON M4W 1A8 Canada
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Phone:
416-966-1600
Website:
View Organizer Website

Registration