The press release for POV’s The Birth of Saké begins, ‘There’s a lot more to saké—the legendary Japanese rice wine—than most drinkers realize. The best bottles embody a 2,000-year tradition that is painstaking, precise, incredibly labor-intensive and increasingly rare. Its creation is a cross between producing great art and raising “an unruly child.”’
That statement may actually be underselling the process. See why I say that by checking out The Birth of Saké when it premieres on PBS on Manday, September 5th. For more, follow the jump.
The 2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco is adding 16 acclaimed films to its programming – including Best Animated Feature Oscar-nominee The Tale of Princess Kaguya and Studio Ghibli’s latest film, When Marnie Was There (Pictured).
Other films of special note include Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises, and The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness – a documentary following the three key filmmakers of Studio Ghibli as they work to finish production on The Wind Rises and The
Tale of Princess Kaguya.
For a complete list of the expanded slate, follow the jump. The 2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco runs from Friday, August 7th to Sunday, August 16th at New People Cinema in Japantown.