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Yakuza that Help

March 16, 2011

I was a little late to pick this up but the Japan Society’s Hardest Men in Town: Yakuza Chronicles of Sin, Sex & Violence event is in its last 4 days. It’s a selection of old school Japanese gangster flicks from stylish directors as Miike, Suzuki, and Kitano.

On Thursday, A Yakuza in Love aka Villainous Love will screen at 7:30 pm

Friday – The world premiere of Ryuji at 7:30 pm

Saturday The U.S. premiere of Yakuza Wives at 5:00 pm and the NY premiere of Kitano’s Outrage: The Way of the Modern Yakuza

Also, 50% of all ticket sales will go to the Earthquake Relief Fund for Japan.  If you haven’t donated already and can’t make the screening, please donate to one of these reputable organizations or if you’re a texter, here are some places you can make donations.

• American Red Cross Relief: text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10
• Salvation Army: text JAPAN to 80888
• Convoy of Hope: text TSUNAMI or SUNAMI to 50555
• World Relief Corp. of National Association of Evangelicals: text WAVE to 50555
• GlobalGiving: text JAPAN to 50555 to donate $10
• ADRA Relief: text SUPPORT to 85944
• GlobalGiving: text JAPAN to 50555
• International Medical Corps: text MED to 80888
• Mercy Corps: text MERCY to 25383
• Save the Children Federation: text JAPAN or TSUNAMI to 20222
• World Vision: text 4JAPAN or 4TSUNAMI to 2022

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